EILE – July 2015 Issue OUT NOW!

Screenshot 2015-07-14 22.24.34The July 2015 issue of EILE Magazine is available to read and download for free!

In this month’s issue, we give you a sneak peek at the Tiger Dublin Fringe festival, featuring the one and only Mx Justin Vivian Bond! We also hear from our regular American columnists in California Dispatch as they celebrate Ireland’s Marriage Equality victory. Meanwhile, our fashion writers take a look at the use of Photoshop, and the Hippy Era style! We also have the best music round-up with Ghost Lit Kingdom, Magic Giant, and Jerry Fish.

To enjoy all that, including the latest LGBT news and features, simply click on the image to the side or on ‘Issues’ on the top bar!

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Kilkenny Arts Festival 2015

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Kilkenny arts festival

7th – 16th August 2015


Since its foundation in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August.  For ten days, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists.

From the beginning, classical music has been at the core of the programme, featuring Continue Reading »

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North-West LGBT Pride events in Carrick on Shannon; August 4th – 9th‏

In advance of the 10th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride events in Sligo, North-West LGBT Family Pride join forces with community partners, 8 Rays Leitrim and Yes Equality, to bring a week of festivity to Carrick on Shannon and surrounding areas.

All events are open to LGBTI+ people, their families and friends. Events starting after 9pm are over 18s only. All venues are wheelchair accessible, but may not have accessible toilet facilities. Please contact lgbt.leitrim@gmail.com or the particular venue for detailed access information and requests. Continue Reading »

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Jerusalem: Six LGBT Activists Stabbed At Pride Parade By Previous Stabber

Jerusalem_Dome_of_the_rock_BW_1An ultra-orthodox Jew, who had just been released from prison for a previous stabbing incident at the 2005 Pride Parade, stabbed six people at this year’s Jerusalem Pride Parade, leaving two in a serious condition.

Yishai Shlissel was arrested at the scene, and was the same person responsible for stabbing three people at the 2005 Pride march, having been released from prison some weeks ago. Unlike Tel Aviv’s Pride march, which usually passes without incident, Jerusalem’s Pride march has always been a touchy subject, due to Jerusalem being regarded as religiously significant for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Continue Reading »

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IHREC Publication Seeks to Advance Human Rights for LGBT Iranians

LGBTRightsInIran-1The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has released a collection of eight articles that offer innovative and provocative approaches to advance acceptance and improve understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Iran.

With contributions from prominent international activists, lawyers and scholars from IGLHRC’s second conference held in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2014, the collection, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Iran: Analysis from Religious, Social, Legal and Cultural Perspectives,” examines human rights for LGBT Iranians from legal, religious and socio-political perspectives, analyses and interpretations. Continue Reading »

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Film Preview & Trailer: Spotlight

spotlight film 2Directed by Thomas McCarthy –  Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, Brian D’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci

SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city, and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions.

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Magayzine, the New Spanish LGBT Television Channel

Ma gay zineFor a few weeks now, Magayzine has been trial-broadcasting. At the moment broadcasting is intermittent; several stories, a special on Spanish activist Pedro Zerolo (responsible for marriage equality in Spain), some contests, and full coverage of the Pride in Madrid. It will soon begin its regular programming, which will include talk shows, and especially self-produced shows.

This channel was created by Looping Media, Continue Reading »

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Listen: Speak Up – Come On Live Long

Our music slot this morning features great Irish Alternative/Electronic/Folk/Funk band from Dublin, Come On Live Long, with their recent single, Speak Up, which was recorded at The Hive studios.

This four-piece band is made up of Robert Ardiff, Louise Gaffney, Ken McCabe, and David O’Connor, and if you haven’t heard them before, you’re in for a treat! This track, released on 26 June 2015, features:
Robert Ardiff – Vocals, Uke, Louise Gaffney – Vocals, Keys,  Ken Mc Cabe – Bass, Samples, Production, Daithi O’ Connor- Guitar, Samples, Micheál Quinn – Drums, and Tadhg Byrne – Violin, Viola.

You can catch Come On Live Long on their mini-tour during August, starting with Central Arts, Waterford on the 7th, the Róisín Dubh, Galway, on the 13th, and Another Love Story at Killyon Manor in Meath, on the 21st. 

For more, you can visit the band’s facebook page HERE




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