Welcome, dear reader, to the April/May edition of GCN and the return of the sensational Pillow Queens as they celebrate the release of their second album, Leave the Light On, which is a joy. The Queens are currently touring North America, wowing each city they perform in.
With Bealtaine Festival approaching, we have all you need to know about an incredible new iteration of the iconic ‘70s and ‘80s club night, Flikkers, and we take a look back at the history of LGBTQ+ space, the Front Lounge.
There’s a very necessary feature with suggestions on how to help LGBTQ+ people in Ukraine, while two life-long activists, Mick Quinlan and Ciarán McKinney, talk about ageing in the LGBTQ+ community. Sexual health for GBT+ men is also highlighted with the essential findings of the EMERGE report.
We have more culture, including an interview with Irish band Pretty Happy and a profile of the creepy creatives behind the horror podcast Petrified. There’s a fantastic piece on navigating the dating scene when financial disparities become a factor, a call for proper hate crime legislation and the experience of coming out as transgender while in secondary school, alongside many more voices and opinions from our LGBTQ+ family.