Welcome, dear reader, to the March edition of GCN. There's a ton of exceptional content in the pages that lie ahead, including a look at the wonderful Lesbian Lives Conference taking place in Cork, alongside interviews with keynote speaker Susan Stryker and poet Julie Goo.
As shown by the powerful image of Emmalene Blake’s mural on the cover, there’s an essential conversation about Gender-Based Violence by marginalised members of the community.
Members of Out in Kink fill us in on all we need to know about the world of kink, while the creators of the documentary How To Tell A Secret discuss the stigma around disclosing a HIV status. We have an eye-opening piece about the differences between porn and reality, as well as a chat with Paddy Smyth from the new inclusive clothing brand, Human Collective. Neurodivergent LGBTQ+ people navigating the dating scene share their experiences, while drag monster Dr Count Evil takes us on a trip to the wild side.
There’s a fascinating piece on returning to Ireland after finding your identity abroad, alongside many more voices and opinions from our LGBTQ+ family.