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29 November - 11 December

Winter Pride Hub at CHQ

Start your Winter Pride adventure at our Pride Hub in the CHQ Building on Custom House Quay. While you’re here, stock up on Pride-themed Christmas gifts, visit our exhibition of the Irish Names Quilt along with ‘Living’ a special exhibition by GCN and HIV Ireland and of course ‘Out in The World’ in the award-winning EPIC – The National Emigration Museum.

30 November - 5 December

Wilde about Pride

30 November is the anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde, one of the world’s most famous LGBTQ+ characters and one of Dublin’s best-known exports. Wilde about Pride is a week of events and activities that celebrate the life, legacy and city of Wilde. It’s a celebration of centuries of Queer culture and the contributions and influence Ireland has had on it.

Wilde Poets

Tuesday, 30 November @ 7.00 PM, Street 66 An evening of poetry, wit, fine minds and fine cocktails at Street 66.

The Queer Dublin Tour

Thursday, 2 December & Friday, 3 December @ 11.30 AM The Little Museum of Dublin From Oscar Wilde to Nell McCafferty – not forgetting Panti Bliss! – some of the most remarkable Irish people have been more than a little bit queer. On this hilarious and moving tour of the Little Museum, you will discover the history of Ireland through a brand new prism.

The Wilde Walk

Friday, 3 December @ 7.30 PM, Dublin Castle Take a walk on the Wilde side and be entertained and educated, with the founder of the Dublin Queer Walking Tour, Tonie Walsh. Starting at Dublin Castle and ending with Wilde themed cocktails and entertainment at Pantibar on Capel Street.

Wilde Child

Saturday, 4 December @ 2.30 PM, CHQ Dublin Fun for all ages with our Wilde edition of Drag Storytime. Join us at CHQ for a family-friendly hour of magic and wonder with the fairytales of Oscar Wilde. Read by the one and only Attracta Tension.

Oscar Wilde House Guided Tour

Sunday, 5 December @ 1.30 PM, Oscar Wilde House Tours of the Oscar Wilde House are accompanied by the house guide. As you explore its rooms and staircases, you will hear the fascinating history of the colourful Wilde family. There are tales of heartbreak, tragedy, intrigue, court battles and scandal. Restricted to a total of 15 people per tour. Oscar Wilde House observes COVID-19 protocols.

Wilde History

Sunday, 5 December @ 6.00 PM, Oscar Wilde House Join us for a very special evening in Oscar Wilde’s family house on Merrion Square where Tonie Walsh (Curator of The Irish Queer Archive) and Sara Phillips (Trans activist and historian) discuss Wilde, his contemporaries and the fascinating LGBTQ+ subculture of 1800s Dublin and London. Ticket price includes mulled wine and mince pies.

1 December

Older than Pride Afternoon Tea with Mr Pussy

It’s our Birthday, and we will be celebrating with Dublin Pride and Older than Pride! Join us for an evening with Mr Pussy and our Older than Pride friends with afternoon tea and great tunes. Hosted by the legendary Mr Pussy.

1 December

World AIDS Day Witchy Wednesday

Join Veda Lady and Robbie Lawlor as their podcast Poz Vibes celebrates World Aids Day. Performances by Regina George, Pixie Woo, Chanel, Maura Darragh and more. This is one day to celebrate.

DJ Rocky T Delgado playing HITS until close

1 December

Living Exhibition

6.00 PM, CHQ Dublin As we approach the end of a year reflecting on 40 years of HIV and AIDS, celebrating the achievements made, acknowledging the work that still needs to be done, and remembering those who died; GCN and HIV Ireland are ending the year with a celebration of the Living.

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Welcome, dear reader, to the December edition of
Dear Ireland: A Sincere Goodbye
Just one year ago many of you first
If seven years ago someone had told Grace Bradshaw she would be writing an article for GCN she would never have believed it
Sexual shame is a beast of its own, describes Roni Deckard. It can manifest in a feeling of disgust at permitting our hand to invoke the mountainous pleasure our bodies are capable of. It can exist as a fear of deleted search histories or unspoken decisions not to mention what went down the previous night
Beyond Proud
Last month’s GCN cover star and participant in Gay Project’s Proud AF campaign, Pradeep Mahadeshwar talks about the impact of taking part and the realities of racism in Ireland
How Do I Look? Dating & Disability
My name is Adrian Colwell. I’m 33, an arts administrator and I live in Dublin. I run the life drawing class Drag and Draw and have an intense fear of mice. I have a disability. I watch A LOT of Frasier and am a big fan of Monica Lewinsky
29 November - 11 December Winter Pride Hub
Smalltown Boy
Growing up queer in Kerry, designer Colin Horgan couldn’t have predicted his designs would be worn by celebrities including Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa and Little Mix, and go on to grace catwalks galore. Sharing some incredible looks from his new collection, Colin sat down with Alannah Murray to talk about his rural upbringing, the alter-ego inspiration for his fashion, and his advice for the next generation of queer talent
Regimented Discrimination
In 2017, President Donald Trump placed a ban on Transgender individuals serving in the US military and the whole world was in uproar at the controversial move. However, two years earlier, in 2015, an Irish Trans man suffered the same discrimination on our turf. He tells his story to Saoirse Schad
To commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, but more importantly, to give visibility to and celebrate the diversity of People Living With HIV in this country, GCN have teamed up with HIV Ireland for a very special exhibition - Living
Growing up, Ethan Moser looked for solace and affirmation of identity through the LGBTQ+ characters in popular entertainment, but found so many of the depictions of queer lives were rooted in suffering and trauma. A change was long overdue
We partnered with the inspiring BeLonG To Youth Services to platform the thoughts and opinions of some amazing young LGBTQ+ writers from across the country. Artist Clare Foley created beautiful bespoke artworks, illustrating each article and giving the series its own visual identity
Coming Home
Filling dancefloors and bringing people together with music for years, Elaine Mai has taken the next step by recently releasing her debut album, Home. In the middle of a wave of ecstatic reactions, Elaine spoke to Peter Dunne about making music during lockdown and the long awaited return to live shows.
In light of this year’s World AIDS Day, Veda Lady and Robbie Lawlor shared with Keeva Boyle Darby their experiences as HIV activists, and their latest venture-the PozVibe Podcast
I started making rugs during the first lockdown.
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