In this edition

FROM THE TEAMWelcome dear reader, to the October issue of GCN.
BODY IMAGE“Recently I realised that I have been on a diet for the past 23 years”, explains James O’Hagan.
Proud asHolly Shortall speaks to the people depicted in the Proud AF campaign and explains why it is needed now more than ever.
HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY, TRANS WRITERS UNIONOn September 22, 2020, James Hudson sent a DM to Anna Walsh, an Irish writer living in Glasgow, opening with: “Hey Anna, I have been, how you say, plagued (in a good way) by your Tweets.”
BLACK QUEER BOOK CLUBBook Club – Black Queer Writers – Black Queer Readers.
The Outing Festival Returns!A new twist on an old tradition, the world famous queer music, matchmaking and arts festival is coming back to Co Clare on Valentine’s Weekend, 11 -13 February, 2022.
Essay by a Girl from Somewhere ElseBased in the US, Sarah Wright shares how applying for dual Irish/American citizenship felt almost like coming out all over again in terms of identity.
DANCE WITH YOUR MAAfter what felt like a lifetime, Mother Club proved that yes, we would dance again, as the Mother Summer Block Party brought the community to its (dancing) feet.
NEW LAND NEW LIFEIn recent years, the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland has become more diverse but is it becoming inclusive simultaneously?
NOT WELCOME AT HOMETomás Henegan asks why he is forced to go abroad to give blood when the country is crying out for donations.
SHADES OF EILEEN GRAYHan Tiernan visits the new exhibition by artist Emma Wolf-Haugh and finds its depiction of queer women through the prism of Eileen Gray both whimsical and intricate.
The struggleDecade of Centenaries - Criminalisation - Harmful Legacies.
A state of collapseTrans Healthcare in Ireland is a National Emergency.
INNER SPACE/OUTER SPACEThe new project by photographer Niamh Barry -Within and Outside These Spaces -explores the overlap between queer people and the spaces they move in.
ONCE MORE WITH FEELINGA vibrant new play spanning 40 years of queer life and the journeys of those involved is about to take the theatre scene by storm. Chris Rooke speaks to the creators.
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