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It’s our bumper Pride issue and we’ve got so much in store for you, we hardly know where to start! First up on our cover are the gorgeous Glória, Dublin’s lesbian and gay choir and star donators to our GCN30 exhibition Fundit campaign, who talk to us about being one great big alternative family. It’s appropriate, since the Dublin Pride theme this year is ‘We Are Family’ and in keeping we talk to groups of friends who consider each other kin, while Justin McAleese talks about our need for solidarity as the Pope’s visit to the World Meeting on Families excludes LGBT families.
We remember the tragic murder of Declan Flynn, which sparked the first gay rights march in Ireland, and reflect on the situation facing LGBTs in Latin America, where brutal murders take place every day. We get educated on Intersex issues and talk to Minister Katherine Zappone about the governments LGBTI+ Youth Strategy, the first of it’s kind in the world. Plus Rupert Everett talks to us about his love for Oscar Wilde and growing older as a totally out actor. And that’s just the beginning of what’s on offer. Get reading now!

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From The Editor
Our families are still not recognised by Church, and it’s part of the same injustice that criminalised gay men.
Meet Our Contributors
We asked them what Pride means to them.
In Memorium
Bernadette Manning 1956 - 2018
Pride Party Pandemonium!
The ultimate guide to Pride Parties!
Queer View Mirror
Stephen Meyler on celebrating Pride in 2018
The Book Guy
What’s keeping Stephen Boylan up at night this month?
Modern Anthem 009: Charting The Songs We Love So Well
Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’, an instant queer anthem.
In All Their Glória!
LGBT choir Glória at the GCN Pride Issue cover shoot
Friends Are Family
"We are family," say groups of lifelong frends
Post-Decriminlisation Reflections
David Norris, Ailbhe Smyth, Panti, Donal Óg Cusack and more
Strategic Forces
The Irish National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy, a world-first
Wilde Thing
Rupert Everett talks about 'The Happy Prince' and more
Hidden in Plain Sight
A clever photographic twist for Gay Switchboard
Martyr In The Park
The murder of Declan Flynn and the first Irish gay rights protest
And Sure Whatever You're Havin' Yourself
A photo journey with crazy alt-queer cabaret, Spicebag
Dublin Massive
Urban lad chic in our Pride fashion story
Latin America - Stop The Killings
Eimhin O’Reilly reports on a brutal LGBT murders in Latin America
Intersex Education
Chris O’Donnell reports on issues facing intersex people
Fran’s Story
Trans woman Fran Bennett on discovering that she was intersex
Go Team Cork!
Team Cork gear up fot the Gay Games in Paris this August
Community Chest
New radio documentary explores the Irish transgender experience
Inside Out
Sara Phillips will lead this year’s Dublin Pride parade as Grand Marshal
Ray O’Neil
We should remember that Pride is about celebrating our sexuality
Shirley’s Burn Book
Mariah Carey, The Kardashian-Trump Show, Meryl Streep