Out Now! EILE Magazine’s November Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

Welcome to the November 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

In this issue of EILE Magazine, we feature LGBT activist and singer-songwriter, Parker Matthews, and singer-songwriter RIVVRS, reviews of STEPS and Depeche Mode, and a review from Lisa Reynolds of Four by Bloc Party. Brian Rochford writes about Cardio for Health, and also writes on Men’s Fashion this month. We have reviews of Sunset Boulevard, Sacrament, and Metropolis Festival from Frances Winston, who also does some great Film reviews this month.

We also have lots of global news, views and entertainment, so sit back and enjoy this November 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

FREE to read or download! Just click on the magazine icon above right, or far right if you want the full pantheon of EILE monthly issues.

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SOLD OUT! Glória’s Glórious Christmas Concert 2017!

We know you’re disappointed, those of you who don’t have tickets to Glória’s Glórious Christmas Concert 2017, as it is now SOLD OUT!

Glória, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir, are returning to their festive home of St Patrick’s Cathedral on 15th December. This is their Christmas Concert 2017, and will feature their usual great mix of yuletide favourites, Glória classics, and some new carols. This is always a popular concert in the lead-up to Christmas, and one of the highlights of Glória’s year. Unfortunately, it is now SOLD OUT, so if you’re lucky enough to be one of those with tickets, have a Glórious time, and don’t forget to get there early!

Doors at 7:30pm

Fri 15 December 2017

20:00 – 22:00 GMT

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Close

Dublin 8

Although the concert is SOLD OUT, you can still buy Glória’s wonderful CDs at:


Meanwhile, stop sobbing, and listen to Glória singing When You Wish Upon A Star, conducted by their very talented musical director, Ian Packham, and recorded in the Pillar Room of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, by Karl Hayden. Enjoy!

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Fare and Football v Homophobia small grants available until Dec 2017

Fare and Football v Homophobia (FvH) will support organisations across Europe, until December 22nd, with small grants to challenge prejudice and exclusion against the LGBT community, during the FvH month of action in February.

Grants of up to €500 are available, to support activities to make football, and its structures, inclusive to all, and to increase the participation and representation of LGBT+ people in football.

Playing activities and tournaments can be supported in countries where the LGBT+ community still face barriers. Applicants should also consider hosting events that aim to deepen LGBT+ inclusion strategies, including the production of educational resources, and create debates around the topic. Continue Reading »

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Swiss Super League referee, Pascal Erlachner, comes out as gay

Pascal Erlachner – Image: Farenet.org

Swiss Super League referee, Pascal Erlachner, has spoken publicly about being gay for the first time.

Erlachner, 37, told the Swiss newspaper, Blick, he decided to come out because homosexuality in football is still a taboo, and he wants to create awareness around the issue.

“There are still many LGBT people being hushed up, especially in football. If a single footballer or referee can help or encourage someone, then coming out will be worthwhile” he explained. Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle

Frances Winston took a look at this remake of the much-loved film, Jumanji, and found that Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle surpassed her expectations, with solid performances and great special effects

Directed by: Jake Kasdan –  Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale

After a slew of unoriginal reboots and remakes in recent years, my heart sinks when yet another is announced. Especially when it is a reboot of a much-loved fantasy starring the late great Robin Williams. I have to say I had rather low expectations for Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle. However, much like the saying goes “expect nothing and you might be pleasantly surprised” I came away from this with a very different opinion than I had going into it.

I’m going to assume anyone reading this has seen the original, so understands the premise that people get sucked into the Jumanji board-game, and can’t return to the real world until they complete it. Continue Reading »

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US: HRC Releases 2018 Buyer’s Guide for LGBT Supportive Holiday Shopping

As many Irish companies have their parent companies in the US, or are affiliates of US companies, the following might be of interest to the LGBT community and its supporters here. You can now quickly view the particular company by category online, and view its LGBT equality rating, to make an informed decision on whether or not to buy that company’s products.

In the US, as the holiday shopping season kicks off, equality-minded shoppers can stand with companies who stand with the LGBTQ community, by using the new Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s consumer guide to hundreds of American companies, to choose brands and retail outlets committed to LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices. Continue Reading »

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Asia: New Report ‘Legal Gender Recognition – A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia’

Transgender people in the Asia-Pacific region – and globally – remain among the most marginalized populations in development efforts, experiencing persistent poverty, social exclusion and poor health outcomes.

This represents a fundamental barrier to inclusive development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. To actively address this marginalization, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has established strong relationships with the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) and other transgender advocates to foster inclusion, address inequality and discrimination, and promote universal access to health and social services. Continue Reading »

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ILGA Oceania celebrates passing of marriage equality in Australia

ILGA Oceania – the regional chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – celebrates Australia’s YES vote on equal marriage, and wishes to acknowledge the hard work that LGBTIQ and human rights activists in Australia, and around the world, have done during this long and protracted fight.

“First of all, thank God for what was achieved […] in Australia,” commented Tuisina Ymania Brown, ILGA Oceania co-Convenor.

“As a trans woman of colour and faith, I believe that love will always prevail. […], love won. Human rights won. Marriage equality won. Humanity won. Why? Because for the first time in this country, we are equal in terms of who we love. Continue Reading »