Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the January/ February 2020 issue of EILE Magazine!

Weatherwise, it hasn’t turned out to be a great New Year, and the Coronavirus hasn’t helped, but when you see what EILE has in store for you, you’ll cheer up no end!

Musicwise, we feature Nico Grund, Ventresca, Hawktail, and a Supergrass review by Frances Winston.

We also have two amazing Art features for you, with Adrian Cox’s Into The Spirit Garden, and Lorette painting drag queen, Donnarama. Frances Winston reviews some great films, and Shaley Howard asks ‘where are all the butches?’

Brian Rochford ponders men’s fashions for 2020, and also writes our health article, and we also have travel features on Sri Lanka, Ski-ing, and the US West Coast…..

So….. Grab a latte, put your feet up, and browse EILE Magazine’s Jan/Feb 2020 edition! Enjoy!

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

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Netflix: This Weekend


Ozark: Season 3  (Now on Netflix)

Ozark Season 3:

It’s six months later, the casino is up and running, but Marty and Wendy are fighting for control of the family’s destiny. Continue Reading »

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LGBT+ people date ‘online’ during coronavirus

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With LGBT+ communities warned off casual relationships during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest dating site figures show people are sending more messages online to meet new people.

British HIV/AIDS charity, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) issued a statement on Friday, saying the country’s current lockdown and advice to keep two metres from anyone “has to include not hooking up for sex”. Continue Reading »

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US: Legal battle over gay adoption intensifies

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When Fatma Marouf and her wife, Bryn Esplin, decided to foster refugee children in their home state of Texas, being rejected because of their sexual orientation never crossed their minds.

But Catholic Charities Fort Worth, which finds foster homes for unaccompanied refugee children, told the couple in 2017 they were not even eligible to apply, because they did not “mirror the Holy Family” of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Continue Reading »

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LGBT+ entrepreneurs struggle for funding

Entrepreneurs at Venture Out’s Founders Program, in Toronto, Canada. March 10, 2020 – Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Jack Graham

Struggling to find funding, technology entrepreneur, Bobbie Racette, was told by one investor to downplay her sexuality.

“You don’t need to tell us that you’re LGBT,” she was told. “We can just leave that out of your pitch deck.” Continue Reading »

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Gay anthem YMCA honoured by Library of Congress

The Village People’s song, YMCA, became a gay anthem

The disco hit, YMCA, which became a gay anthem and international dance phenomenon, was deemed on Wednesday to be of historical importance by the de facto national library of the United States.

The US Library of Congress said Village People’s 1978 song, which has inspired partygoers globally to shape out letters on the dance floor, was one of 25 recordings to be added to the National Recording Registry. Continue Reading »

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India: ‘Invisible’ trans community struggles as coronavirus shuts life down

India’s coronavirus lockdown leaves transgender people at heightened risk of poverty and ill-health, because they exist on the margins of society […] activists and community members said on Tuesday.

The warning came as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the country of 1.3 billion, where the virus has claimed at least nine lives. Continue Reading »

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Andorra set to become latest nation to legalise gay marriage

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Andorra, one of Europe’s smallest countries, is set to legalise gay marriage, highlighting that eastern European countries with anti-LGBT laws are ‘on the wrong side of history’, leading human rights specialists said on Monday.

A bill presented by the ruling coalition of Andorra, a nation of 80,000 people on the border of France and Spain, will remove the legal distinction between same-sex civil unions and heterosexual weddings. It is expected to take effect in months. Continue Reading »