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EILE – September Issue OUT NOW!

The September 2014 issue of EILE Magazine is available to read/download for free now! Simply click on the cover!

The September 2014 issue of EILE Magazine is available to read/download for free now! Simply click on the cover!

The September issue of EILE Magazine is now available to download and read for free!

In this month’s issue, we take a look at the Tiger Dublin Fringe, taking place across the Irish capital! We also chat to Parralox in Australia , Molly Roth in the US, and Dublin-based Chinese artist, Jin Yong. We look at Assisted Reproduction in the second in a series on LGBT parenting, and also chat to director Conor Horgan about the documentary project on Panti, ‘The Queen of Ireland‘.
All this and so much more, including music, menswear, history, film, opinion, travel, health, and news, are now available in the latest issue of EILE Magazine! Simply click on the cover icon to take a look!
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Don’t Miss: Free Tower Live Irish Indie Showcase Night

storyfoldTower Records’ monthly Tower Live Irish Indie Showcase Night returns to Dawson Street tomorrow evening (Thursday 2nd) with some not-to-be-missed homegrown talent performing.

First up is Storyfold, who formed in late 2009. The indie pop five piece released their debut album Rocket Science in 2011, which saw them blast onto the Irish music scene with the hit single Delphine Wakes, and break into the Irish top 10. They’ve been described by BBC Radio 1 as ‘Ben Folds Five meets Manic Street Preachers’, and are ready to release their second record, It’s Later Than You Think.
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Openly Gay Mayor of Seattle Gives Talk on LGBT Diversity in Dublin

Mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, speaking at the LGBT Diversity in the Workplace event at EY Ireland in Dublin.

Mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, speaking at the LGBT Diversity in the Workplace event at EY Ireland in Dublin.

Ed Murray, the openly gay Mayor of Seattle, was guest of honour at a talk on LGBT diversity in the workplace in Dublin yesterday, where he was hailed as a champion of LGBT rights in his home city and throughout Washington State.

Mayor Murray was invited to speak about his experiences regarding LGBT diversity and equality in the business world, both in Washington and Ireland, at the EY (Ernst & Young) Ireland offices in Dublin, by the firm’s LGBT group, UNITY. The talk was hosted by Catherine Vaughan, Global Compliance Leader at EY, and also included speakers from EY and GLEN’s Diversity Champions. Continue Reading »

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Serbia Sees First Pride Festival In Four Years

Belgrade Pride 2014 passed by relatively peacefully, in comparison to the riots which broke out in 2010. [Image: ParaDA! / Facebook]

Belgrade Pride 2014 passed by relatively peacefully, in comparison to the riots which broke out in 2010. [Image: ParaDA! / Facebook]

The Serbian capital of Belgrade bore witness to the country’s first LGBT pride festival in four years last weekend, as hundreds took to the streets in a peaceful march through the city.

Members of the LGBT community and several members of the Serbian authorities gathered over the weekend to march through Belgrade, which has not had a Pride event since 2010, when the last parade erupted into rioting due to strong opposition from right-wing groups. Continue Reading »

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GLEN Welcomes Publication of Revised Details of Children and Family Relationships Bill

Dáil_ChamberThe Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD today published the revised General Scheme for the Children and Family Relationships Bill which was approved by the Government this week.

The General Scheme has been updated following the public hearings on it conducted by the Oireachtas Justice Committee earlier this year.

Ireland now has many different types of families into which children are born and raised, including step-parent families, families headed by cohabiting couples, lesbian and gay headed families and families headed by members of the extended family. Continue Reading »

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Sunday Sounds: Kleerup feat. Susanne Sundfør – Let Me In

Kleerup had spent the early part of 2014 experimenting on new ideas and technology, and had begun to sketch out some basic ideas. But then tragedy stuck with the death of his mentor Christian Falk. “He really was like family, friend and mentor – he was everything,” sighs Kleerup. A year prior, Kleerup had hit upon the sort of bouncing, insistent bass groove that Falk himself had mastered so well. Perhaps as a subliminal way of addressing his loss, Kleerup revisited the idea and soon had something strong enough to share with kindred spirit Susanne Sundfør (Björk, Röyksopp, M83) who added the mesmeric topline. And so the upcoming single “Let Me” In was born – a song which captures the adventurous spirit of Kleerup’s earlier work while pushing the Eighties influence to a new level. Continue Reading »

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UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

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The UN Human Rights Council resolution, passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today.

The new resolution follows a June 2011 resolution by the Human Rights Council that was the first by a UN body on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue Reading »

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Grindr: Egyptian Police Arrest LGBT People Using Entrapment

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Grindr has warned people using their site that they should hide their identities, as the Egyptian police are arresting LGBT people, and may be posing as gay on social media to entrap users.

In an alert on its site Grindr states:

“Egypt is arresting LGBT people, and police may be posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you. Please be careful about arranging meetings with people you don’t know, and be careful about posting anything that might reveal your identity”.

Grindr has answered critics about the level of security which has allowed Egyptian Continue Reading »

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