EILE – October Issue OUT NOW!

The October ’14 issue of EILE Magazine is out now! Click on the cover to read and download for free!

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

In this month’s issue, we chat with the newly-crowned Mr Gay World, Stuart Hatton Jr! We also take a look at the Grand Final of  Mr Gay Ireland & Mr Gay Northern Ireland, including interviews with Robbie Lawlor & Nick Flanagan! We chat to Sasha & Emma from new comedy webseries, Eat Our Feelings, in New York, while we interview Newry-based music group Viola Dust, and New York-based photographer, Hunter Canning
We look at HIV and Women in our Health section, and chat to German actor, Matthias Freihof, star of ‘Coming Out’, East Germany’s first LGBT film.
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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Review: Comedian Jon Richardson At The Olympia Theatre

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Comedian Jon Richardson

Alan Lambert saw comedian Jon Richardson’s latest show, Nidiot, and was not disappointed.

Jon Richardson, the smiliest grumpy person you’re likely to encounter, returned to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre last week with his new show Nidiot. Richardson is perhaps best known for his role as team captain on ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ and its ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’spin-off. He has also made appearances on ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Live At The Apollo’ and ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’. Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: This Is Where I Leave You

This_Is_Where_I_Leave_You_posterFrances Winston feels that this film has moments of brilliance, but that it also drags in places.

Directed by: Shawn Levy – Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Jane Fonda

Enforced family get-togethers usually prove a source of high drama, and over the years films about weddings, funerals etc have proved somewhat of a staple in the cinema. This continues that tradition, seeing the Altman family thrown together while sitting shiva (a Jewish mourning period) following the death of their patriarch. Continue Reading »

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Bishops Vote Against Pope’s Move to Include LGBT People in Catholic Church

popeA majority of Bishops at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, voting against the lead of Pope Francis, rolled back on the positive and inclusive approaches towards gay people in the voting on the final document of the Synod.

The final document, published last night, excludes the more open and positive approach used in the version published by the Pope earlier in the week.

“This Synod of Bishops has missed the opportunity to reflect and embrace the very positive changes in attitude towards lesbian and gay people that have come about over the last 20 years” said Kieran Rose, GLEN Chair. Continue Reading »

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Alaska: Supreme Court Equal Marriage Victory – State Stay Denied

Liberty Enthroned by Robert Aitken (Sculptor) Photo: Daderot

Liberty Enthroned by Robert Aitken (Sculptor)
Photo: Daderot

“(ORDER LIST: 574 U.S.)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
ORDER IN PENDING CASE
14A413 PARNELL, GOV. OF AK, ET AL. V. HAMBY, MATTHEW, ET AL.
The application for stay presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is denied”.

These few lines from the US Supreme Court have put an end to Continue Reading »

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Causes Of Non-Adherence To ART Medication & Possible Solutions

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Photo: Clever Cupcakes, Canada

[First published in EILE Magazine Monthly Issue for September 2014, pages 84,85]

A Look at Psychosocial Problems As Factors in Non-adherence to ART Medication by HIV-Positive MSM – by M. Butler

Problems which some patients have in adhering to ART (antiretroviral therapy) medication may have a basis in psychosocial factors, such as mental health issues and/or substance use, a recent clinical review has revealed, and so interventions which address Continue Reading »

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Watch: Julia Roberts at the GLSEN Respect Awards 2014

Julia Roberts is honoured at the GLSEN Respect Awards 2014, accepting the Humanitarian Award from Mark Pino, student ambassador for GLSEN, and Ryan Murphy. GLSEN is an organisation trying to ensure that LGBTQI students have a safe environment at school, and someone to go to if they are being bullied.

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

For information on GLSEN’s work, visit www.glsen.org.

 

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Trailer & Review: ’71

71-posterScott De Buitléir reviews one of the most powerful films about Belfast city during the Troubles

Director: Yann Demange
Cast: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris

When the atmosphere between Catholics and Protestants grows dangerously tense in Belfast in 1971, English soldier Gary Hook (O’Connell) and his battalion are sent from  Derbyshire to help their colleagues in the British Army, as well as the RUC. When a mission into west Belfast goes terribly wrong for the Crown forces, the army and RUC retreat quickly, but leave behind two English soldiers.

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