The GCN Team

Group shot of the GCN team

Meet Team GCN

just not before the morning coffee run.


Manager, Stefano Pappalardo

Stefano (he/him) is responsible for leading the GCN team and for the performance and day-to-day management of the organisation according to the overall strategy. Stefano works to promote both the charitable objectives of GCN while also ensuring the commercial viability of the business. With seven years of experience in the media industry, he works collaboratively and strategically with the wider team to oversee the print edition of the magazine, GCN’s news and entertainment website, digital content and initiatives, and events. Stefano leads GCN’s partnerships and collaborations with brands, community groups, readers and all other stakeholders to deliver a vital community resource at the highest levels of professionalism and integrity.

You can get in touch at [email protected] for enquiries regarding all things GCN, partnerships and initiatives.


Designer, Dave Darcy

Dave (he/him) has been the art director for the company for over seven years. He is responsible for all visual communications and branding. In celebration of GCN’s milestone anniversary, Dave collaborated with curator Tonie Walsh to deliver the stunning exhibition ‘Proof: 30 Years Of Gay Community News’ and led the magazine through its beautiful and thoughtful rebrand.


Commercial and Fundraising Executive, Aarya Bhutani

Aarya (she/her) is responsible for connecting to businesses, building and maintaining relationships and showing clients why advertising in GCN – Ireland’s LGBTQ+ media is great for their brands. Aarya’s proven track in marketing combined with psychology and her friendly personality, prove crucial for managing relationships with clients, fostering sponsorship opportunities, informing them how to best speak to our readers and selling across all platforms: print, online and event-specific sales. She is also responsible for looking after the revenue streams of the organisation through fundraising initiatives.

You can get in touch at [email protected] for enquiries regarding partnership opportunities.


Distribution and admin assistant, Beatrice Fanucci

Beatrice (she/her) is responsible for the operational aspects of GCN’s online store, ranging from order fulfilment to customer service. She also oversees the distribution and manages subscriptions of GCN magazine.
When she is not busy with this, she also writes content for GCN’s website, social media and print magazine, with a particular interest in politics and society.

You can get in touch at for enquiries about GCN’s online store, distribution and subscriptions to the GCN magazine.

Multimedia Journalist, Alice Linehan

Alice (she/her) works across various mediums to create content for GCN. She is responsible for writing and reviewing articles for the website and magazine, interviewing prominent Irish and international LGBTQ+ talent and activists, filming and editing videos for GCNtv and overseeing the production of live streams. She also assists with social media management from time to time, but her main passion is writing content to platform the issues, interests and accomplishments of the queer community.

You can get in touch at [email protected] for enquiries about multimedia content.


Online Content Creator, Nicole Lee

Nicole (she/her) is GCN’s Online Content Creator. She feels lucky to be using her writing and editing background to create daily content and write long-form articles for our print magazine. She is also responsible for curating the digital edition of GCN magazine.

You can get in touch at [email protected] for enquiries about online content.

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