EILE – November Issue OUT NOW!

The latest issue of EILE Magazine is out now!

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

In this month’s issue, we chat to Canadian singer Jayne Ava about pop music and human rights; we interview screenwriter & producer David Michael Barrett ahead of production for Kiss Me, Kill Me, and we get the latest travel tips for Las Vegas, Manchester and Copenhagen! We also take a look at trans woman Dr Lydia Foy’s 21-year-long case against the Irish government, and a recent report revealing the worries of older LGBT people.
 
All this and so much more, including music, menswear, history, film, opinion, travel, and LGBT 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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UNHCHR: Zeid criticises Gambia for harsh legal amendment targeting gay men and lesbians

1024px-United_Nations_Human_Rights_Council_Logo.svgOn Thursday (20th) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday criticized a recent amendment to the Criminal Code of The Gambia that creates a broad and vague offence of “aggravated homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment. He also expressed alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of individuals perceived to be homosexual in The Gambia. Continue Reading »

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Gay Gene: Largest Study of Gay Brothers Supports Genetic Link

gay-pride-symbols-4In a study which involved 409 pairs of gay brothers (908 individuals analysed in 384 different families) the most compelling evidence yet has been found that being gay is linked to the human genome, involving chromosome 8 and the X chromosome.

The abstract states:

Background Findings from family and twin studies support a genetic contribution Continue Reading »

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Sunday Serenade – Ane Brun – Halo

For our Sunday Serenade music slot this week, Norwegian singer/songwriter/guitarist, Ane Brun, sings Halo, featuring Swedish cellist, Linnea Olsson. Enjoy!

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Watch: 3 Trans Women Speak About Trans* Day of Remembrance

Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring Project reports that at least 226 people lost their lives to anti-transgender hate violence this year. Tragically, countless more victims remain unaccounted for because of misgendering and ignorance.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, which took place earlier this week, is designed to honour the lives lost to anti-transgender hate violence, and to raise awareness around the staggering rates of brutality trans people face every day.

Here, three trans activists speak to GLAAD about the importance of the day.

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INMO Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation Holds 2nd Annual LGBT Conference

The conference was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.

The INMO conference was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation held its annual LGBT Conference yesterday afternoon in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. The conference considered the important issues of marriage equality, as well as access to healthcare for LGBT persons.

This LGBT conference, only the second in the history of the INMO, heard from marriage equality campaigners in relation to the inequalities faced by LGBT persons in the workplace, in access to healthcare and in society generally.  Continue Reading »

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Openly-gay NBA Player Jason Collins Announces His Retirement

Former Net and openly-gay Jason Collins (35) announces his retirement from the NBA prior to the Brooklyn Nets taking on the Milwaukee Bucks at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (Video by William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

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Film Review: No Good Deed

No_Good_Deed_2014_movie_posterFrances Winston found this thriller to be a little formulaic, even with great talents like Elba and Henson pulling their weight.

Directed by: Sam Miller - Starring: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons

Luther star, Idris Elba, has fuelled more than a few sexual fantasies since he first came to prominence, but after watching this, people will probably want a restraining order against him rather than a night of passion. While Idris himself seems like a lovely man in real life, the character he plays here is about as nasty as they get. Continue Reading »

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