Pride Inside? – the LGBTQ+ Community and the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

Current Affairs Staff Writer John Hunter reflects on queerness in quarantine and how COVID19 is affecting the Irish LGBTQ+ community.  There is a tragic truth to the phrase “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. As 2021 dawned, there was a sense of cautious optimism that the year ahead would bring with […]

Back in the Closet

Why can’t television accurately portray LGBTQ* people and their relationships? Jack Wrixon investigates. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen; this is going to get intense. In recent years, the number of LGBTQ* storylines on television has gone up, and frankly the timing couldn’t be better. As society began to wake up (and is still waking up), […]


Ciara Buckley offers an analysis of the homoerotic subtext behind the world’s most famous mystery-solving duo, Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson, and its relation to the recent trend of queerbaiting. Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes first shot to critical acclimation in 1887 when Ward Lock & Co published A Study in Scarlet, the earliest […]

A Kaleidoscope of Colours

Joshua Collins questions labels and ponders the lives of the sexually fluid The concept of “sexual fluidity” isn’t new by any means, but it has been brought out of the shadows with the recent movements surrounding gender and sexuality within society. In essence, the debate in sexuality all falls down to whether sexual orientation is […]