The Team

Meet the GCN Team

Editor, Brian Finnegan

Brian first came across GCN in the London Gay Centre in 1993, and was blown away to learn that there was actually a vibrant gay scene in Dublin. He’s been a monthly reader ever since, and has been at the helm of GCN since 2003, having edited the men’s lifestyle and fashion magazine, GI before that. He’s the author of two novels, and his favourite film of all time is The Wizard of Oz. How gay is that?

Editorial Assistant, Peter Dunne

Peter has been reading GCN for as long as he can remember, there hasn’t been an issue he’s missed. He likes ghost stories and all things horror related and is Ireland’s (possibly the world’s) biggest Nicole Kidman fan.

Advertising & Development Manager, Lisa Connell

Lisa read GCN for the very first time at the age of 24, and she thought it was “hot”. She became the manager of the advertising department in 2017, but has been the distribution manager & all round team player for 9yrs and counting. Her favourite book of all time is The Shadow of The Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafón. Contact Lisa to talk about advertising here.

Deputy Commericial Manager, Seán Kennedy

Seán first picked up GCN when he was 18. It’s been a regular fixture on his coffee table since. He loves cats, his sister, running up stairs, daydreaming, and singing like no one’s listening (when no one’s listening). You’re likely to find him cycling around town winking at strangers while enjoying the cool breeze of freedom. Contact Seán to talk about advertising here.

Digital Editor, Katie Donohoe

Katie came across GCN 10 years ago when she was a member of BelongTo in Outhouse and thought it was a fantastic chronicle of queer Irish culture. Her favourite thing to do is visit the Science Gallery and will talk about RuPaul’s Drag Race to anyone who will listen.

Digital Marketer, Stefano Pappalardo

Sicilian Stefano first came upon GCN ten years ago in a Dublin gay pub. He thought it was really cool and was surprised to see it existed. His favourite movie is Labyrinth, which he watches at least once a year.

Designer, Dave Darcy

Dave first found GCN when he started designing it six years ago and he immediately realised it was a “very significant publication”. His favourite pub in Dublin is O’Connell’s in Portobello, where he can be found drinking the odd Guinness.

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