The Team

GCN Team

Meet Team GCN

just not before the morning coffee run.


Managing Editor, Lisa Connell

Lisa (she/her) is the Managing Editor of GCN with a responsibility for the performance and day to day management of the company according to the overall strategy. Lisa promotes both the charitable objectives of GCN and ensures the commercial viability of the business. She works collaboratively and strategically with the wider team to deliver a monthly magazine, daily website, events including the much loved Mother Club, protests and advocacy for and on behalf of the LGBTQ+community. Lisa prides herself on high level planning and project management in collaboration 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 all things Mother, GCN and general big ideas.

Editor, Peter Dunne

Peter (he/him) is the editor of GCN magazine. Along with Managing Editor Lisa Connell, he is responsible for planning magazine content and commissioning both in-house and freelance journalists and photographers for each issue. Peter also creates articles for both the magazine and the online arm of GCN including interviews and LGBTQ+ community news both nationally and internationally.

You can get in touch at [email protected] for enquiries including information on writing opportunities with GCN.

Stefano Pappalardo

Head of Digital & Marketing, Stefano Pappalardo

Stefano (he/him) is responsible for implementing procedures and processes, leading and coordinating all areas of digital and planning high-value, engaging content. He successfully drives content delivery across all digital platforms by creating strategic marketing plans and campaigns, operating closely with the editorial, commercial and events teams. He supervises GCN’s website, ensuring its optimisation to deliver a seamless experience for readers and advertisers.

You can get in touch at [email protected] for enquiries regarding all things digital.

Advertising Sales Assistant and Distribution Manager, Marlon Jimenez

Marlon (he/him) is responsible for connecting to businesses, building and maintaining relationships and showing advertisers why investing in GCN – Ireland’s beloved LGBTQ+ publication is great for their brands. Marlon’s proven track record in customer service combined with marketing and psychology plus his friendly personality, are crucial elements for managing relationships with our clients, fostering sponsorship opportunities, informing them how to best speak to our readers and selling across all platforms: print, online and event specific sales.

You can get in touch at [email protected] for enquiries on how to invest your advertising budget in GCN.

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.

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

Work With Us

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