The GCN Archive aims to digitally preserve and capture the pages of Ireland’s national LGBTQ+ press, forming a rich and invaluable resource to explore our community’s history. Read about GCN Archive

Reflections on the Archive

Reflections on the Archive: Dear Dorothy
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May 30, 2023
Ethan Moser
GCN's 'Dear Dorothy' revolutionised LGBTQ+ advice columns in 1988, providing sensitive and factual guidance on coming out, relationships, and support, overseen by trained members of Tel-A-Friend.Read about Dear Dorothy
Reflections on the Archive: Lesbian Pages
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May 8, 2023
Han Tiernan
A poem titled 'Bad Lesbian Sex' appeared in the centre of page 6 in issue 60 of GCN (March 1994). A bold, black block in the upper left corner of the same page asked, 'Why Women’s Pages?' Next to this, read the heading, 'Lesbian Lives in Ireland'. And so it was that the Lesbian Pages were born.Read about Lesbian Pages