We share here just a selection of those incredible images and some of the powerful words from the young writers. To read the pieces in full, (you know you want to!) visit www.gcn.ie or follow the hashtag #GCNnewvoices across our social media channels.
The freedom of queer life to me is more gratifying and exciting than any law.
By ignoring casual homophobia, it opens the avenue to more serious cases and bullying