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This month, it's a very special edition of GCN as we celebrate our queer bodies and explore the crucial importance of self-acceptance. In our cover feature, 17 GCN readers bare all and talk to us about their relationships with their beautiful, unique physiques. Elsewhere, we offer some ideas and options for those hoping to turn over a new leaf in the new year. We also explore the meaning, and benefits of the oft-discussed but little understood concept of mindfulness. And of course, all the best community news, gossip, music, and much more!

GCN 337 Articles

The GCN Team
I’m going to watch Game of Thrones. This was my
Water Cooler Chatter
We had a wonderful time at this month’s cover shoot
A Little Respect
English synthpop duo Erasure have been working solidly for 32
Panti Making A Show of Herself
Eyes, boots, bums, lips, limelight, bones and boobs — armed
Young Hearts
December 9 saw the publication of a report detailing recommendations
Drag Racers In Dublin
RuPaul’s Drag Race fans – start your engines, because three
Years and Shears
Having had one of GCN’s most interesting interviews ever with
Movie Moment
A moment will be marked in movie history next March
Food for Thought
Hey Clair! For starters, tell us who your queer icon
Queer View Mirror
UK Northern Ireland’s largest party, the DUP, has spent a
The Book Guy
Stephen Boylan picks his queer reads of 2017, and what a lovely bunch of books they are…
Charting The Songs We Love So Well
In 2000, when Peaches released her debut single, ‘Fuck The Pain Away’, she became an instant alt queer icon, but its exuberant two-ingers to heteronormative, patriarchal songs about sex is rooted in a truth she didn’t want to give away
Body Talk
In a world where images of toned and muscled perfection are the norm, it’s hard to feel good about our bodies as they are. For this, our Health and Wellbeing issue, we put a call-out on Facebook for readers of all shapes and sizes to get naked and talk about their relationships with their bodies. We were more than surprised by the enormity and diversity of the response, and the shoot turned out to be a celebration of body positivity. Meet the gang who dared to bare all for GCN
New Year, New You
Looking to efect some positive change in your life come 2018? Here’s a cornucopia of queer options to be getting on with
Mind Matters
Mindfulness has become something of a buzzword, if not a bit of a cliché, in recent times. Therapist and gay man, Seán Ó Tarpaigh, prefers to call it ‘heartfulness’, and he believes it’s a practice that has particular relevance for LGBT+ people
Sex Survey Sweeping Across Europe
The Gay Health Network (GHN) and HSE have put a
Inside Out
One half of beloved jazz-pop duo, Zrazy, Carole Nelson has branched out to write an album sumptuously steeped in the country life she and her partner, ex-GCN editor Deborah Ballard, let Dublin for 16 years ago. Mindfulness and meditation helped her step into her own, she says
Opinion: Ray O’Neill
No pecs, no sex – the culture of dating apps
Shirley’s Burn Book
This month Buddy Dimare has an extra nipple, and…