Out NOW: EILE February 2015 Issue!

Screen shot 2015-02-06 at 04.05.17The February 2015 edition of EILE Magazine is out now, to read and download for free! 

Love is in the air, as we chat to MarriagEquality’s Gráinne Healy ahead of the marriage referendum in May. We get ready for Béar Féile 2015 in March chatting with Mr Bear Ireland, Jozef Certan, as well as the band WOLF from the UK. We also chat with Stephen Donnan, founder of the new cross-border equality group, #LoveProudly2015.

As well as all that, we have lots of music, interviews, books, film, opinion pieces, and so much more!

Read or download this month’s issue by clicking on the cover image or visiting issuu.com/eilemagazine!

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“Turing’s Law” – Posthumous Pardons For Convicted Gay Men

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Alan Turing 1951, photo Elliott & Fry Studio

The Labour Party in the UK have said that they will introduce a law when in government to allow the families of those convicted of homosexuality, under the gross indecency laws of the past, to apply for a pardon.

Ed Miliband says they propose to call it “Turing’s Law”, after Alan Turing, who was convicted in 1952, died in 1954, and only recently received a posthumous pardon in 2013. Miliband sees it as “grossly unfair to the relatives of those convicted who have passed away”. Continue Reading »

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International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival TABLE QUIZ March 11th

IDGTFThe IDGTF are holding their 2015 fundraising Table Quiz on Wednesday March 11th in Pantibar, Capel Street @ 8pm.

Tables of 4 cost €40, with prizes galore!

MC’s on the night will be Robbie Kane from Classic Hits FM and Claire Craig from Four FM.

There will also be a raffle on the night. All proceeds go towards the festival – helping to celebrate LGBT identity and culture in Dublin and beyond.

To reserve a table email quiz@gaytheatre.ie with your details.

To find out more visit http://www.gaytheatre.ie

 

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At Dublin Castle Child and Family Groups Join in Welcoming Historic Children and Family Relationships Bill

childrens rights alliance 2“The publication of the Children and Family Relationships Bill is a monumental opportunity to enhance the rights of children and families in Ireland”. That’s according to the Children’s Rights Alliance, which held a seminar focused on the Bill in Dublin Castle yesterday (2nd March).

Speaking at the event, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said: “The Children and Family Relationships Bill is long overdue, and now, more than ever, we need to have the political will and support to get it across the line.

“All families must be recognised and children provided with certainty and legal recognition of their relationship with those responsible for their everyday care. This Bill will impact positively on the lives of thousands of children and their families.” Continue Reading »

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Today: International Women’s Day Luncheon – GLEN Diversity Champions

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Diversity Champions’ inaugural International Women’s Day Luncheon,  today 3rd March 2015, brings together lesbian, bi and trans women, and male and female allies, to celebrate achievements and look to the future.

Building on the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, the panellists will focus on the unique achievements of lesbian, bi and trans (LBT) Irish women in business and at work, including:

– How important are visible out role models in the workplace?

– What unique advantages does being an LBT woman bring to your career?

– What actions can employers do to support LBT women at work?

With: Leslee O’Loughlin, Group Human Resource Manager, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Sara Phillips, Chairperson, Transgender Equality Network Ireland; National Sales Manager, Tremco-illbruck, Sarah Robb, Branch Manager, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Muriel Walls, Partner, Walls & Toomey; Chairperson, Legal Aid Board

The event is open to all employees of Diversity Champions member companies.

For more information Click Here

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Watch: Fantastic Video Campaign, #VoteWithUs, Launches

An interactive and innovative campaign to encourage the public to vote Yes for the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum has been launched, called #VoteWithUs.

Launched by three friends – Dónal Mulligan, Eoin Wilson and Ewan Kelly – the #VoteWithUs videos feature heartfelt personal messages about the myriad of positive differences, big and small, that a yes vote will make to the wider Irish public. Continue Reading »

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Psychological Society of Ireland President warns of the detrimental consequences the Marriage Equality Debate may have, distances itself from ADFAM

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Dr Paul D’Alton, President PSI

Today, Dr Paul D’Alton, President of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), the professional body for psychology in Ireland, representing over 2,000 Irish psychologists, has issued a warning about the ‘potential detrimental psychological and emotional impact’ the debate surrounding the Marriage Equality Referendum may have on children, adults and families. Dr D’Alton expressed serious concern for people’s well-being, arising from what the PSI believes is the inappropriate use of psychological research that is contrary to the agreed positions of many professional bodies worldwide. Continue Reading »

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US: St Pat’s For All Parade Is Supported By Mayor Bill De Blasio

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, said he will not attend the St. Patrick's Day parade over the exclusion of LGBT groups. [Image: Wikipedia]

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, said he will not attend the St. Patrick’s Day parade over the exclusion of LGBT groups. [Image: Wikipedia]

As the alternative St Pat’s For All parade took off in Queens, New York yesterday, 1st March, Mayor Bill De Blasio arrived, with lavender shirt and green tie, to support the LGBT participants and their allies.

This parade, which starts in Queens, is one in which all LGBT groups can participate, unlike the official St Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan, which has excluded LGBT groups for years, and which has been boycotted by some officials, including Mr. De Blasio Continue Reading »

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