Welcome to the Pride Issue of GCN, and our return to print!
It’s a jam packed issue featuring interviews with Jessie Ware, Kieran Rose, the fine folk at International Gay Rugby and the iconic Veda!
Read about incredible events, including the National Library’s exhibition of Christopher Robson’s photos of queer Ireland, EPIC Museum’s look at Ireland’s LGBTQ+ diaspora, and we take a look at the history of Alternative Miss Ireland - or ‘Gay Christmas’ as it was affectionately dubbed.
There are incredible features on queer sexual health, AIDS activism, Direct Provision and Fermoy cancelling their twin town arrangement with a Polish ‘LGBT Free Zone’.
Life Style Sports, Dublin Bus and the National Lottery show their support for the community, while eight talented artists capture eight important moments in queer history.
There’s a jaw-dropping and beautiful Child of Drag photoshoot, alongside a huge range of LGBTQ+ writers discussing a host of topics including; the situation for LGBTQ+ Travellers, how Ireland treats queer women, ableism, growing up gay in Northern Ireland, rural life, pansexuality, intimacy in the time of Covid, sexual racism, older LGBTQ+ folk accessing healthcare, queer Irish language writers, the music scene, the list goes on!
It’s good to be back.