Welcome, dear reader, to the Pride edition of GCN! Our cover stars are the wonderful PJ Kirby and Kevin Twomey from the chart-topping podcast ‘I’m Grand Mam’. They teamed up with photographer Hazel Coonagh for an amazing fashion shoot, and chatted visibility and queer joy in a gorgeous accompanying interview.
We have a visual feast for you all in the shape of Niamh Barry’s powerful photobook ‘No Queer Apologies’.
Interviews in the issue include a meeting with the new CEO of Outhouse, Oisin Reilly, we talk to choreographer Phillip Connaughton and writer/ director Philip McMahon - the creative team behind the exciting new show, ‘Party Scene’, long time LGBTQ+ ally John Keelan shares all you need to know on the new community gathering spot - All My Friends, and finally, there is a not-to-be-missed conversation with Evan Somers on the rise of homophobic attacks.
There’s a broad and diverse range of excellent journalism in this issue covering topics like homophobia in sport, societal transphobia, lesbian intersectionality, Disabled joy, Queer Asian Pride, the history of the Trade Union movement, dating and difference and the question of who gets to tell queer stories, to name just a few. And there’s even more inside.