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EILE Magazine January 2016 Issue OUT NOW!

Screenshot 2016-01-29 04.26.28Welcome to the first monthly EILE Magazine of the new year, January 2016! In this month’s issue, we feature US singer/songwriter Josh Stevens, Mark Anthony encourages us to Be A Bowie, Lisa Reynolds reviews Remembering Grace, Brian Rochford tells us how to keep our hearts healthy, Gareth Russell’s new play is reviewed, and Frances Winston gives us the low-down on film. We also have news, views and much, much more!

It’s free to read or download, so just click on the magazine icon and enjoy! If you want to choose among our monthly issues, just click ‘Monthly Issues’ on the top bar, or the magazine icon on the side bar for a full display!

 

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European Parliament gravely concerned over LGBTI people in Crimea

 crimeaLast Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Crimea and the severe restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly.

The resolution starts out by strongly condemning “the unprecedented levels of human rights abuses perpetrated against Crimean residents” (paragraph 2) following the Russian annexation.

Zooming in on LGBTI rights, the resolution “[e]xpresses its grave concern regarding the situation of LGBTI people in Crimea” and adds that this has “substantially worsened” following the occupation. Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: Deadpool

Screenshot 2016-02-10 23.32.00Frances Winston advises that this is one Superhero movie that is not suitable for children!

Directed by: Tim Miller – Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić

Superhero movies are currently big business, and come Hallowe’en, children vie to dress up as their favourite of the colourful heroes. It is unlikely many will be dressing up as Deadpool this year though, as this is not a super hero of the cute, fluffy, family-friendly variety. (Trailer below).

This hero is more down and dirty, and carrying a chip on his shoulder the size of a planet. To say that this movie is unsuitable for children is actually a total understatement. I would imagine it is unsuitable for grown-ups of a certain disposition also. However, it is exactly this fact that makes this movie such good fun. Continue Reading »

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UKIP: Scottish Candidate Cailean Mongan Resigns Over Homophobe Alan Craig, After Richard Hendron Resigns For Same Reason

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Homophobic UKIP Candidate Alan Craig

Scottish UKIP (UK Independence Party) representative and UKIP LGBT Scotland chair, Cailean Mongan, has resigned (yesterday 9 Feb) as representative for UKIP in Scotland, stating that the selection of homophobe, Alan Craig, for the London Assembly is “totally disgraceful”. Continue Reading »

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Event: Launch of DISQO! New Gay Night In Dublin

DISQO with El Styra

DISQO

Dublin’s latest Disco / Funk / 80s night

Launches this Saturday (Feb 13) at 10pm at The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2  

Spinning the discs – DJ El Styra

FREE in!

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US: Police Chief’s Daughter Who Gay Bashed Is Sentenced

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Kathryn Knott, who was involved in the attack on the gay couple in September 2014

A woman from Pennsylvania, who had taken part in beating up a gay couple in September 2014, has received a sentence of  5 – 10 months imprisonment.

25-year-old, Kathryn Knott, from Bucks County, was one of a group of 15 friends out for birthday celebrations, who engaged in the attack on the gay couple. The couple, Zachary Hesse and Andy Haught, were walking to the Gayborhood area to get pizza when the attack happened.

Knott was identified by witnesses as throwing a punch during the attack, and although she denied the action, it was partially captured on video. Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: Creed

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Actors Sylvester Stallone (left) and Michael B. Jordan

Frances Winston loved this film, where the baton is passed on to another fighter in the Rocky tradition

Directed by: Ryan Coogler – Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson

The Rocky movie franchise is hugely beloved and fans have been following the fortunes of underdog turned champion, Rocky Balboa, for almost 40 years now. Continue Reading »

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Don’t Miss! Dublin Bears’ Benefit For Gay Switchboard Sat. 27 Feb.

Gay Switchboard Poster Feb 16

Dublin Bears are holding a Benefit Night of cabaret and fun in support of Gay Switchboard, on Saturday 27th February, at The Front Door, 15 Dame Street, Dublin 2, at 9 pm.
The great line-up includes the wonderful Mr Pussy, Sully and DJ Aggie (and of course, a raffle!).
Donation only €5 at the door for a great night out!

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