Out Now! EILE Magazine Monthly November Issue

Screenshot 2015-11-12 19.41.58EILE Magazine’s monthly issue for November is out now, ready to read or download for Free!

In it we feature music from the US with New Mayans, and Sarah Petrella, Irish band Wynner, and German band Ewian. Gareth Russell writes on William II, the gay royal, and Mark Anthony talks to us about Winter fashion. Lisa Reynolds gives us a run-down on Androgynous style, and Jon Beaupré of California Dispatch writes from the US about LGBT Minister, Troy Perry . We review Anthony McGill‘s new novel, The Carver Inheritance, and Stephen Donnan reviews the Queen of Ireland. We also celebrate the fact that the Marriage Act 2015 has been signed into law, and tell you how to deal with Winter chills. We have Frances Winston reviewing films, and news and commentary on LGBT issues both in Ireland and around the world. All in all, a jam-packed month!

Just click on the magazine cover icon to view, read or download our November issue!

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UK: LGBT Arts Festival GFEST 2015 Was A Success

GFEST 2015The 8th GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® came to a close this weekend after a successful two-week run. The festival enjoyed a good turnout for its week-long visual art exhibition ASIAN FUTURE, challenging perceptions of Asian LGBTQI identities at London’s Menier Gallery. This was matched by a good turnout for GFEST’s TONAL FUTURE evening, dedicated to gay composers past and present, with their compositions performed in St Pancras Parish Church by LGBT musicians. The corresponding panel discussions were also successful and well attended. Continue Reading »

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Film: Critically acclaimed ‘A Doctor’s Sword’ now on DVD

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Dr Aidan MacCarthy

Gary Lennon and Bob Jackson’s remarkable feature documentary A Doctor’s Sword is available to purchase on DVD in stores and online from today, Friday 20th November. 

The film is the almost unbelievable tale of a young man from Cork (Dr Aidan MacCarthy) who survived some of the most harrowing episodes of World War II (including the atomic bombing of Nagasaki), and his family’s search to uncover the origin of the Japanese Samurai sword which he brought home, and which now resides in MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere. Continue Reading »

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Daraprim: Shkreli Reduces Drug By 50%, But With Conditions

biotnMartin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been in the firing line because of his recent price hike on Daraprim, a drug used in the treatment of AIDS. Shkreli increased the price of Daraprim by 5000%, from $13.50 per tablet, to $750 per tablet.

Yesterday (24 Nov) the company unveiled a 50% price cut for hospitals on Daraprim. However this still leaves the drug priced at a huge $375 approx per tablet.  Below is a statement from the company on the 50% decrease: Continue Reading »

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BeLonG To Announces Moninne Griffith New Executive Director

Moninne Griffith, Executive Director, Belong To. Pic Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

Moninne Griffith, Executive Director, Belong To. Pic Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

BeLonG To, the national organisation for LGBT young people, has today announced the appointment of Moninne Griffith to the role of Executive Director.

Moninne joins BeLonG To from her role of Director at advocacy organisation Marriage Equality, which worked to secure equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in Ireland. Before joining Marriage Equality in 2008, Griffith worked as a solicitor in private practice for 10 years. Continue Reading »

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Australia: Tasmanian Commissioner for Children Welcomes Support for Equal Marriage

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Tasmanian Commissioner For Children, Mark Morrissey – Image Australian Marriage Equality

Tasmania’s Commissioner for Children issued a statement last week, after Tasmania’s parliament endorsed marriage equality. It stated:

“The Commissioner for Children has today welcomed the message of support from Tasmania’s Parliament to Canberra, on the issue of marriage equality. This affirming message is of particular importance to the children of same sex parents. Continue Reading »

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‘Better Call Saul’ Debuts On Netflix

Before he was called Saul, he was just Jimmy

Season Two of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Better Call Saul, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Tuesday 16th February 2016.

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Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education, launching Stand Up! Awareness Week 2015

stand upani 3.epsToday, Monday 23rd November at 9 am, sees the launch of the 7th Stand Up! Week with Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education and Skills. This event in St Nessan’s Community College, Moylish Park, in Limerick, is being organised by BeLonG To, Ireland’s national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people. Continue Reading »


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