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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Coffee Frenemies – Starbucks – Bianca Del Rio & Adore Delano

Starbucks Canada have just released an ad with OUTtv featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio and runner-up Adore Delano. This should make you smile on this Saturday morning! Enjoy!

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President Appoints GLEN Chair to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

President Higgins yesterday appointed Kieran Rose, GLEN Chair, as one of the members of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin.

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Kieran Rose, GLEN Chair

Kieran Rose is a long-time civil rights activist, trade union activist, was the co-founder of GLEN 25 years ago, and is currently GLEN Chair.  He has played pivotal roles in securing decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1993; in the campaign which resulted in the nine-ground (including sexual orientation) Equality legislation in 1998 and 2000; in the campaign for Civil Partnership and in the campaign for marriage and full Constitutional equality for lesbian and gay people and families.

“We are delighted that GLEN co-founder and Chair, Kieran Rose, has been appointed to the IHREC. He has been a Continue Reading »

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay And Proud

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Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

In a statement which finally confirmed to the world what many in his private life already knew, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple has come out as gay. In the written statement yesterday (30th) he said:

“….I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important. That’s what has led me to today.”

He continued:

“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, Continue Reading »

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Dublin Bears Halloween Ball 2014

dublin bears halloweenDublin Bears are hosting their legendary Halloween Ball on Halloween night, Friday 31st October, at Break for the Border, €6 before 12 midnight, €10 after.  Music is by DJ Corky, and your hostess for the night is Nurse Wretched. Doors open pm.

CASH PRIZES (€100) FOR BEST COSTUME, COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAIL FOR FIRST 50 GUESTS, AND DRINKS PROMOTION! Enjoy!

Visit the Dublin Bears HERE for more.

To see videos of all five Halloween spooky characters from the Dublin Bears , click HERE.

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WIN: Tickets to My Brightest Diamond @ Workman’s Club, Dublin

EILE Magazine is delighted to team up with the Workman’s Club to give away two tickets to the wonderful My Brightest Diamond, playing Friday night (Hallowe’en) at the Dublin venue.

Born in diamond-rich Arkansas, Shara Worden, better known as My Brightest Diamond came from a musical family of travelling evangelists. She went on to study operatic voice and then classical composition after a move to New York City.  Continue Reading »

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Halloween Night FREE at the Workman’s Club, Friday 31st October

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The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

All FREE Treats! No Tricks! At The Workman’s Club, Halloween Night!

On Friday, 31 October, The Workman’s Club have got a rake of brilliant music coming your way, and it’s ALL FREE. They’re getting the party started at 11pm, with DJs hitting the decks for your spooky aural pleasure ’til late!

In the Main Venue they’ve got The Workman’s
Club Saturday DJs
and Somewhere? Residents Trev and Brian Ashe hitting you between the eyes with their bag of tricks. They’ll be spinning indie anthems from the very very new to all out classics – tunes to wake the dead! On the First Floor there’ll be a DJ battle of epic proportions when Seany Bee takes on Dave Salacious, the winner is YOU.

They’ve got ghoulish drinks specials for the night and the gorgeous Workman’s Club staff will be all dressed up and ready to make this Halloween night one to remember.

Did we mention this is all FREE? All you gotta do is turn up and DRESS UP. Those of you making the effort to dress up will get priority entrance. They’ll have spot prizes for the best (and worst/most creative) fancy dressers. Go as Twink. Go as Mattress Mick. They don’t mind what you dress up as, but DO dress up.They promise it’ll be worth it!

So, get your Halloween on at The Workman’s Club. FREE in. More tunes than you can shake yer broomstick at. Fancy dressers and fancier drinks specials. It’s all happening at their haunted gaff!

For more information on upcoming gigs, visit their website HERE

Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter @WorkmansDublin or Facespook @TheWorkmansClub for more details

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BeLonG To: Hosting 30th General Assembly of IGLYO

pr91535_[1]_IGLYO 30 logoBeLonG To Youth Services, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans young people in Ireland, is hosting the 30th General Assembly of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) this November.

The General Assembly of IGLYO will bring together delegates representing 52 countries in the Council of Europe region, to debate the key issues affecting LGBT young people across the continent. The pace of change in Ireland since we last hosted the IGLYO General Assembly has moved at lightning speed. The presence of the 1994 conference was strongly criticised and condemned by public representatives.

IGLYO was founded in 1984, in response to a need for greater international cooperation between organisations that work with and represent LGBTQ youth and students. It is an organisation for, and led by, young people, and focuses on advocacy, capacity building, empowerment, and knowledge-sharing at the European and international level.

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Patrick Dempsey, IGLYO

Speaking today, Patrick Dempsey, Co-Chair of IGLYO said:

“IGLYO is delighted to be in Dublin to mark 30 years since the founding of our organisation. In the 20 years since IGLYO was last in Ireland, remarkable progress has been made in the inclusion and visibility of LGBTQ youth and students. We hope our member organisations and activists will be inspired by the rapid progress in Ireland, and that it will encourage the great and difficult work they do in hostile environments for LGBTQ youth and students.”

The General Assembly will bring together activists who’ve worked under IGLYO’s banner for the last 30 years, as well as the current leaders of LGBT youth movements and organisations, to debate the progress we’ve witnessed over the last 30 years and plan for the next 30.

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David Carroll, BeLonG To

“We’re delighted to be hosting the IGLYO General Assembly and 30th birthday celebrations this November in Dublin. BeLonG To’s International work in supporting our brother and sister organisations around the globe has been growing, and it is pivotal now more than ever that we redouble our efforts to support the work of other LGBTQ organisations”, said David Carroll, Executive Director of BeLonG To.

For more information on BeLonG To youth services, visit their website HERE.

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