Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:04:12 +0000

Nickolas Potter, better known to gaming friends and fans as gay Twitch streamer Glizzy Gamer, stopped his June 17 stream abruptly due to ‘swatting’ when a team of police officers detained him at his house in what may have been a hate crime. Hearing his husband’s name and their address over the police speakers outside […] The post Gay gamer is victim of traumatic “swatting” in possible hate crime appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:48:31 +0000

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is giving away eleven lucky GCN readers the chance to win tickets to go see The Cher Show, coming to Dublin from July 19 to July 30! The fabulous production will chronicle the legendary pop sensation’s rise to fame, from the unsure, awkward teenage “Baby” to the self-assured and career-defining “Lady” […] The post Competition: win tickets to see 'The Cher Show' in Dublin appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:30:35 +0000

On Friday, June 24, the US Supreme Court voted to overturn the historic Roe v Wade ruling, therefore removing the constitutional right to abortion in the country. Abortion laws will now be decided on individually by each of the 50 states, giving conservative leaders a chance to restrict or ban the procedure across the nation. […] The post Supreme Court overturns constitutional right to abortion in the US appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:50:07 +0000

After the success that was last year’s open call for Irish queer artists to submit their artwork as a way to celebrate queer love and identity and fight against homophobia, Dónal Talbot, the photographer behind the ‘Pride posters Project’, decided to launch the second edition of this project during Pride month 2022. This year, he […] The post Irish queer artists create powerful posters in response to recent homophobic attacks appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:19:36 +0000

Alejandro is an LA-based Trans strip club that takes place once a month, in a tiny gay downtown bar. The line-up consists of a number of performers, all of whom are united by their identities as “queer, Trans, 2spirit, and non-binary pole, strip and gogo performers”. While the identities of the performers lie on all […] The post A look inside Alejandro, the Trans strip club celebrating gender expansive performers appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:17:49 +0000

We all remember the viral Buzzfeed Video ‘Women Try Manspreading for a Week’ and the subsequent online critique that followed. An onslaught of reaction videos, Twitter threads and hate comments ensued with many men accusing the video participants of misandry. However, all the video showed were women sitting in public spaces – so why the […] The post Opinion: The gender dynamics of public spaces appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:14:06 +0000

I approached writing this piece with the knowledge that Lou May Alcott wrote Little Women. The Greta Gerwig film adaptation of the acclaimed novel is a masterpiece and a film I love dearly. After further research of the beloved author, I came to realise that they are nothing short of inspiring. Alcott directly mentioned their […] The post Little Women author Lou May Alcott and their relationship with gender appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:08:00 +0000

  Pride month is finally here, and to inspire everyone to celebrate as much as possible, we set up a list of five LGBTQ+ venues in Dublin for you and your friends to enjoy a night out. Whether you prefer to party until sunrise or a more low-profile atmosphere, we are sure you will find […] The post 5 LGBTQ+ places to visit in Dublin for a Pride season night out appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 13:51:50 +0000

Chemsex, also referred to as the After Party scene, has inspired many a conversation amongst the queer community. Naturally, a scene involving drugs and sex will provoke certain perceptions to those who don’t partake, but there is more to it than an easy judgement would suggest. Brian Dillon spoke to the queer creatives looking at […] The post Powerful show Party Scene casts a new light on chemsex in Ireland appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:17:29 +0000

A new radio station, Pride Vibes, has just launched in Ireland to mark Pride month. The 24/7 online programme will engage listeners through music, conversations and documentaries. A group of presenters from all across the community will work together to host the radio station throughout the summer with the goal to inform, educate and entertain […] The post New Pride Vibes radio makes incredible launch in Ireland appeared first on GCN.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:52:45 +0000

As more and more sports stars, including Leinster Rugby scrum-half Nick McCarthy and Blackpool soccer player Jake Daniels, have come out and received widespread support, Gough wonders why there aren’t more openly queer GAA stars. “When I came out publicly in 2011, I just assumed that it would open doorways for other people and it […] The post Gay referee David Gough disappointed that few GAA players feel they can come out appeared first on GCN.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:44:13 +0000

For LGBTQ+ people in Ghana, it is not just their own rights and safety that are under threat because of their identity, their families, friends and acquaintances are also targeted by bigots, as activist Wisdom Kwame Bebli described. Wisdom was interviewed as part of the United Nations video campaign, Diversity in Adversity, which highlights and celebrates […] The post Activist shares dangers of being LGBTQ+ and living openly in Ghana appeared first on GCN.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:06:05 +0000

Today, a new community partnership between Dublin Bus, Do Dublin and LGBT Ireland was revealed. It will include an incredible Pride campaign ‘By My Side This Pride,’ to show support for members of the LGBTQ+ community. The campaign will feature a group of diverse individuals including Dublin Bus employees, LGBT Ireland service users, and the […] The post Dublin Bus announces new partnership with LGBT Ireland for Pride appeared first on GCN.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:02:07 +0000

In light of plans to open a new pub in The Liberties, Keev Boyle Darby caughtup with John Keelan, a beloved ally and bouncer on Dublin’s LGBTQ+ scene to chat about his addition to the city: All My Friends. Familiar to anyone who frequented the scene over the years, John Keelan has seen many changes […] The post New inclusive Dublin bar All My Friends opens appeared first on GCN.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:50:29 +0000

Season three of The Umbrella Academy has just landed on Netflix and Elliott Page is “excited” for audiences to see the beautiful handling of his character’s transition as the new series opens. Season three introduces us to Viktor Hargreeves, the Umbrella Academy’s violin-playing Number Seven, who presents his true self to his family in the […] The post Elliott Page is "proud" of transition storyline in Umbrella Academy appeared first on GCN.