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Q + A

11 EpisodesProduced by GCNWebsite

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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11: Q&A: Gareth Thomas in conversation with Panti Bliss, a World AIDS Day special

December 1st, 2019


Last night in Trinity College Dublin, Panti Bliss was in conversation with rugby star Gareth Thomas who shared his story growing up gay in Wales, …

10: Q&A: Live from Call It Out - A Queer Perspective

June 6th, 2019

GCN, in conjunction with TENI and the #CALLITOUT campaign, presented an evening of conversation exploring the complex and multifaceted nature of …

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

May 16th, 2019


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 …

8: Q&A: a world AIDS Day special

November 30th, 2018


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 …

7: Peter Tatchell

July 12th, 2018


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 …

6: Sarah Schulman

May 4th, 2018


In this episode of Q+A, GCN’s Queer and Alternative podcast, we meet the legendary American novelist, historian, playwright, and early chronicler of …

5: 30 Years of GCN

April 3rd, 2018


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 …

4: Queer and The 8th

March 8th, 2018


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 …

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

January 19th, 2018


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 …

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

December 8th, 2017


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 …

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

September 29th, 2017


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, …

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