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Q+A is a monthly podcast from Ireland’s longest running LGBT+ magazine, GCN (Gay Community News) in which we get together with the queers and allies who grace our pages, from celebrities to activists, politicians to performers, and everyone in between.

Q+A is a monthly podcast from Ireland’s longest running LGBT+ magazine, GCN (Gay Community News) in which we get together with the queers and allies who grace our pages, from celebrities to activists, politicians to performers, and everyone in between.
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Ireland

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Q+A is a monthly podcast from Ireland’s longest running LGBT+ magazine, GCN (Gay Community News) in which we get together with the queers and allies who grace our pages, from celebrities to activists, politicians to performers, and everyone in between.

Twitter:

@GCNmag

Language:

English

Contact:

+353 1 675 5025


Episodes

9: Q&A: Live from MAYDAY The Fight To Save Our World

5/16/2019
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The world is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency. As part of our inaugural Global edition of GCN, we got together with Extinction Rebellion in the Project Art Centre to host an evening of information, learning, conversation and action around what each of us can do to effect meaningful change to reverse the damage done to our...

Duration:00:30:40

8: Q&A: a world AIDS Day special

11/30/2018
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Recorded in Smock Alley theatre, Panti Bliss and Professor Mulcahy discuss the legacy of three decades of AIDS activisim in Ireland to mark 30 years of World AIDS Day.

Duration:01:03:13

7: Peter Tatchell

7/12/2018
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This month’s Q+A is an unmissable, in-depth interview with legendary LGBT+ rights activist Peter Tatchell. One of the first out gay men to stand for election in Britain, Tatchell has been campaigning for human rights vociferously and courageously for nearly half a century. Peter began his gay activism by joining the Gay Liberation Front in England in 1969, and was one of the organisers of the first Pride march in London in 1972\. In the 1990s he co-founded the gay rights direct action group,...

Duration:00:59:33

6: Sarah Schulman

5/4/2018
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In this episode of Q+A, GCN’s Queer and Alternative podcast, we meet the legendary American novelist, historian, playwright, and early chronicler of the AIDS crisis, Sarah Schulman. The author of 11 novels, six non-fiction books, and two plays, as an activist and organiser, Schulman joined ACT UP in 1987\. She co-founded the Lesbian Avengers, was a key organiser for the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organisation's efforts to march in the New York Saint Patrick's Day Parade; and with Jim Hubbard...

Duration:00:36:16

5: 30 Years of GCN

4/3/2018
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In this very special episode of Q+A, GCN’s Queer and Alternative podcast, we’re celebrating 30 years of publication for GCN, which was co-founded by activist Tonie Walsh in 1988 as a free information service for a pre-Internet queer community. Three decades on, Q+A host and current editor Brian Finnegan sits down to chat with Walsh about the beginnings of Ireland’s gay press in a burnt out building in Dublin’s Temple Bar, and how GCN has evolved between then and now. They’re joined by...

Duration:00:38:23

4: Queer and The 8th

3/8/2018
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The fourth installment of Q+A, GCN’s Queer and Alternative podcast is an International Women's Day special, hosted by Lisa Connell. For this month’s Q+A podcast, we sit down with two trailblazing activists to discuss the intersectional nature of the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment and the LGBT+ community. In celebration of 2018's International Women's Day, our very own GCN staffer, Lisa Connell has a conversation with Irish Times journalist Una Mullally, and campaigner Anna Cosgrave,...

Duration:00:35:34

3: Serving Visage: We Caught Up with the Legendary Michelle Visage

1/19/2018
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For this month’s Q+A podcast, we sat down for the fat chats with Michelle Visage, who just happened to be here to film Ireland’s Got Talent. She wanted to talk to GCN from the outset, and she had things to get off her chest, especially in the light of Trump’s America. “What I loved most about Michelle was the way she focused all her attention on getting her message about inclusivity across,” says editor, Brian Finnegan, who sits behind the mic. “In her role on RuPaul’s Drag Race she’s a...

Duration:00:18:47

2: U=U & PrEP: The HIV Game Changers

12/8/2017
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The second episode of Q+A, GCN’s Queer and Alternative podcast is a special exploring the game-changing developments for men who have sex with men in 2017. We meet passionate HIV positive activist, Robbie Lawlor, and his partner of four years, Maurice Leahy, who are spreading the word about U=U, the fact that a positive person on medication with an undetectable viral load cannot pass on the virus. Robbie and Maurice talk candidly about their relationship and sex life, and how U=U freed them...

Duration:00:45:36

1: Rory O’Neill (aka Panti) and Niall Sweeney on the Evolution of Dublin’s Queer Scene

9/29/2017
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Presented by GCN’s editor in chief, Brian ‘the host with the most’ Finnegan, the inaugural episode of Q+A: The Queer and Alternative Podcast features best mates Rory O’Neill (aka Panti Bliss) and designer Niall Sweeney, chatting about their iconic contribution to Dublin’s gay scene, from halcyon days of performing outrageous acts together on the stage of their fetish club, GAG, through the creation of ’90s super-club Powderbubble and the legendary dragathon that was Alternative Miss Ireland,...

Duration:00:48:35