Welcome to the March issue of EILE Magazine!
We have a jam-packed EILE issue for you this month. Our musical guests for March are LA based band, Sleeplust, Irish singer/songwriter Elaine May, Portugal The Man, Charli XCX, trans-fronted band Stunt Lover, and Paul Middleton, who has just released a new single, Hanging In There.
Brian Rochford writes on health and ageing , and Lisa Reynolds reviews the X Factor concert. Brian Rochford has also written our fashion feature for this issue. Our travel section features worldwide destinations, the Caribbean and USA east to west, and Frances Winston reviews some great films. There is also an article by Scott De Buitléir, about his recent trip to Iceland.
Don’t forget Béar Féile is on this weekend, and Bunny O’Hare hosts Broadway & Beyond, a new music and dinner extravaganza, booking now.
We also have lots of world LGBT news and entertainment, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this March 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!
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TIME just named Gavin Grimm one of the 100 most influential people in the world. This is where his fight for trans rights began.
On November 11, 2014, fifteen-year-old Gavin, a transgender boy, was forced to stand before his community, with a basic request to recognize his humanity. Even under the cruellest of circumstances, though, Gavin Grimm has always shone.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs wants to hear from you in relation to how they can make Ireland a better place for LGBTI+ young people.
What do you think needs to change? Or be improved?
Please take a moment and fill out a short survey here and have your say.
This is your opportunity to shape an equal, safe and healthy future for all LGBTI+ young people.
Thank you for playing your part.
Just One Week to Go
Main Box Office Now Open
Less that one week to go until Festival 2017, which starts next Sunday.
SpireVision, 5 O’Connell St Upper, Dublin 1 (Mon-Sat 12-5pm)
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On EILE’s music slot this morning, we feature the fantastic, energetic track, Lights Out, from the new album, How Did We Get So Dark? by UK alternative rock band, Royal Blood. The duo, from Brighton, is made up of Mike Kerr (bass, keyboards, vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums, percussion, piano).
The track was produced by Jolyon Thomas & Royal Blood, sound engineered by Drew Bang, and mixed by Tom Dalgety.
You can pre-order How Did We Get So Dark? at:
Bleach is a brand new one man show, written and performed by gay actor Dan Ireland-Reeves.
When Tyler Everett’s job at an all-you-can-eat Chinese restaurant falls through, and the love of his life walks out on him, he does whatever he can to make ends meet.
Bleach is a visceral and moving story reflecting a generation’s struggle to stay afloat in a city of unreachable deposits and zero hour contracts.
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Today the largest youth organisation in Ireland, Youth Work Ireland, launches their ‘#Equality17’ Campaign at the start of Youth Work Ireland Week 2017. A new survey released to launch the campaign shows how 14 – 24 years olds in Ireland think about equality compared to their parents.
The findings show that the young people of Ireland are significantly more tolerant of differences and more likely to take action to improve society than previous generations. 84% of the over 1,000 respondents said they take part in more social action than their parents’ generation. Continue Reading »
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canada should open its doors to LGBT people from Chechnya where dozens of men have been reported to be imprisoned and tortured because they are believed to be gay, a Canadian advocacy group says.
The call for emergency visas came from Rainbow Railroad, which said it was working with a Russian non-profit group to help people flee Chechnya through a global network of safe routes.
“We’re expanding our on-the-ground contacts as well as increasing our capacity to identify and assess new or alternative safe routes out of Chechnya,” Continue Reading »