EILE – August Issue OUT NOW!

The August issue of EILE Magazine is now available to read and /or download for free!

In this month’s issue, we take a look at queer history with the Transgender Spy of Versailles; we chat to the new Director of Gay Switchboard Ireland, Maria Keogh, and we also hear a moving tale of true love from Pam & Wini, the first couple to enter into a civil partnership in Tipperary, and why we need civil marriage in Ireland. We look at men’s fashion with Mark Graham,  film with Frances Winston, California Dispatch,  Nick’s Picks in music, Lisa Reynolds on Dorian Gray, Dr Shay Keating on health, Mark Power, and much, much more!
All that, plus the latest news, and updates for the LGBT community, now available in the August issue of EILE Magazine, out now!
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Pride: New Film About Gay Pride Activists Supporting 1984 Miners

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Actor Bill Nighy who stars in “Pride”

Pride, a film about gay pride activists who supported British miners’ families in 1984, is due to be released next month.

The British film, which won a Queer Palm Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine (See trailer below).

The film is based on a true story, which follows a group of LGBT activists during Continue Reading »

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Watch: Armagayddon – The Aftermath of Marriage Equality

Irish comedians Tara Flynn and Kevin McGahan have teamed up with LGBT Noise to show the world what Ireland would be like if we voted in favour of marriage equality in 2015…!

The video is in aid of this year’s March For Marriage, now in its sixth year and organised by LGBT Noise, which will take place on August 24 at 2.30pm at Dublin’s City Hall.

For more information, visit lgbtnoise.ie. The video is produced by Like:Minded Productions.

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US: New Study Has Found That LGBT Activism In The Workplace Works

UConn“Diversity has become best practice” according to Professor Mary Bernstein, University of Connecticut, who has led an investigation into the impact of social movements in organisations which lead to a change in corporate policy, long before Government brings in laws to force that change. Continue Reading »

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Foyle Pride Launches Today for Derry~Londonderry

The rainbow flag being flown across the River Foyle to launch this year's Foyle Pride in Derry~Londonderry.

The rainbow flag being flown across the River Foyle to launch this year’s Foyle Pride in Derry~Londonderry.

Final preparations are being made for the annual 21st Foyle Gay Pride Festival in Derry~Londonderry, taking place from today, August 20, until Saturday, August 24.

Shá Gillespie, chairperson of the festival, explained that not only is Foyle Pride a celebration of the LGBT community, but also an important cultural event for the entire city:  Continue Reading »

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Review & Trailer: Two Days, One Night

Marion Cotillard stars as Sandra in Two Days, One Night

Marion Cotillard stars as Sandra in Two Days, One Night

Scott De Buitléir reviews this Franco-Belgian drama, starring the powerful Marion Cotillard

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne

Having suffered a breakdown that has seen her take time off from her job, Sandra intends to return to work at a solar panel plant. There is a problem, however; her employers have realised that they can be more profitable without her, and threaten to make her redundant. Continue Reading »

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EILE Special: It’s All About Love For LGBT Matchmaking Festival At Lisdoonvarna

Ireland's legendary drag queen, Panti Bliss, will be the host with the most at The Outing, Ireland's LGBT Matchmaking Festival.

Ireland’s legendary drag queen, Panti Bliss, will be the host with the most at The Outing, Ireland’s LGBT Matchmaking Festival.

‘It’s All About Love’ at the world’s 1st LGBT Matchmaking Festival is part of the historic Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. 

After the success of last year’s event, visitors from around the world are on their way back to Lisdoonvarna village in Co. Clare in the West of Ireland. The World Famous 157 year old Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival is going Gay for the second year in a row.  Continue Reading »

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Amnesty International To Screen ‘African Pride’ At Galway Pride

As Galway celebrates its 25th Community Pride festival this week, Amnesty International in Galway is delighted to host a screening of this thought-provoking film, followed by a panel discussion with Director Laura Fletcher, Ashling Seely, Amnesty International Ireland’s LGBT Campaign Officer, Nuala Ward from Amach LGBT Galway, and Androgynous Model and LGBT rights campaigner Ivan Fahy.

Directed by Laura Fletcher, this independent documentary looks at the way in which South Africans are meeting crimes targeting lesbian women, gay men and transgender people with visibility by means of township Prides and protests.  Continue Reading »

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