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In this travel-themed issue of GCN, we profile LGBT+ Irish people who have made new lives abroad and at the same time welcome the new members to our queer family who have travelled from around the globe to make Ireland their home. Inside you’ll find tips from travellers with ideas on where you could plan that next trip. With relationships with other countries forefront in our minds, we also take a look at Brexit, how it affects us currently and what it could mean for the future.

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From The Editor
After almost 16 years editing my beloved GCN, this is my final editor’s letter. I’m walking of towards new horizons, leaving behind a decade and a half of work in what I’ve always believed is one of the most important services for LGBTQ+ people in this country
From Our Board
This month, we would like to take the opportunity to say 'Míle Buíochas' to Brian Finnegan.
PrEP: Step By Step
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.
Modern Anthem 14: Garbage
20 years ago Garbage were a pop culture sensation at the peak of their commercial powers. One of their early singles, ‘Queer’, set out their stall as a bold, forward-thinking band which would go on to build a huge LGBT+ following.
Albums To Look Out For
As a new year in pop music begains, the album format continues to endure.
The Book Guy
What’s keeping Stephen Boylan up at night this month?
Postcards From Home
For a time, it was said Ireland’s biggest export was its young people. For many in the LGBT+ community, Ireland was too small for them to really be open about their sexuality, and they let to become the people they already were in countries that could ofer more. While circumstances have changed, many still leave home for work, love, or adventure. Here we proile Irish people who have made their lives abroad, but also, the new members of our Irish queer family, who have travelled across the globe and found a new home in Ireland
The Best of the Fest
With the Dublin International Film Festival gearing up to hit our screens, we’ve done the hard work for all you lovers of quality queer cinema. Diving into their vast selection of ine licks, we’ve emerged with our picks to help you get your LGBTQ+ cinema ix
View From The North
Living in Northern Ireland during the 30 months since UK voters took the decision to leave the European Union has been an exceptionally frustrating experience
First Time Traveller
Living away for the irst time can be nerve-wracking. Like many Irish students, I was heading to Vancouver in the hopes of having the summer of a lifetime
Get Your Creacon
With the modern-day professional pressure to always be ‘on’, it doesn’t leave much time for self relection. Lisa Connell tells of how checking in to a weekend retreat helped her check back in with herself
Way Out West
A friend said to me before, “When people talk about going on foreign holidays because there’s nothing to do in Ireland, they just aren’t looking properly”
Holiday at Home
Sometimes it takes thinking like a tourist to see your city for the gem it is
The Art Of Politics
Queer writer and artist Scottee discusses making political art, the need to battle Brexit fatigue and how it is marginalised communities who always seem to bear the brunt. Photos by Brian Teeling
Fat Blokes
Describing itself as a ‘fat rebellion’, Scottee and friends bring their show ‘Fat Blokes’ to Dublin’s Project Arts Centre in February
Community Of One
Despite increasing acceptance from society, LGBTI+ people still sufer greatly from feelings of isolation. Chris O’Donnell speaks to members of the community about why loneliness is such a big part of the queer experience
News From The Front
With an ever increasing number of homophobic attacks in Guatemala, Eimhin O’Reilly speaks to one of the people at the front line in the battle against bigotry
Trans Voices Are Vital
Sara R Phillips is the Chair of TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland). Sara speaks here about the rights of trans young people and the necessity for trans voices to be at the centre of discussions about the community