Out Now! EILE Magazine’s March/April 2018 Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

Welcome to the March/April 2018 issue of EILE Magazine!

In this jam-packed issue, our music section features an interview with our own Sarah Sylvia, we have soul from Samuel J, and jazz from Darryl Yokley.

We interview graphic designer-turned-author, Glenn Quigley, about his new LGBT-themed book, The Moth And The Moon, and in theatre, the North-West of Ireland are preparing for their LGBT drama festival, Where We Are Now 2018. The amazing IDGTF 2018 have also released their programme of events, including Let Me Look At You and Passing On, and the Dublin Dance Festival women’s rights project Wrongheaded is also featured this month. Lisa Reynolds reviews the film short, A-OK about asexuality, and also gives a retro-review on hip-hop artist, Katastrophe.

In our health section, Brian Rochford writes about making it easier on ourselves to stop smoking, the force that is Frances Winston reviews great film, theatre and music events, and our fashion feature is about transitional clothing to take you from the colder weather into the hopefully milder weather to come. And if it doesn’t arrive, you can go on a cruise!

All this plus news, views and entertainment in abundance, so we hope you enjoy this March/April 2018 issue of EILE Magazine!

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US: Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

Governors Sign Bills Allowing Adoption and Foster Care Agencies to Discriminate

In 2018, dozens of anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the US. Remarkably, none of them have become law – until now, writes Ryan Thoreson of Human Rights Watch.

Last week, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, and Governor Jeff Colyer of Kansas, signed laws allowing state-funded adoption and foster care agencies to follow their religious beliefs when placing children with families. Continue Reading »

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Stonewall To March At Birmingham Pride 2018

Stonewall UK will be marching at Birmingham Pride on 26th May, in Birmingham city centre, and you can march along with them if you’re attending the parade.

  • Date: 26 May 2018
  • Location: Birmingham City Centre
  • Registration: Free. However, marching does not gain you a Birmingham Pride wristband. To buy wristbands please visit the website.

You will be marching alongside Stonewall’s Youth Pride through the steets of Birmingham. Marchers must be 18 or older, unless accompanied by an adult. If you are between 16-21, you can register with Stonewall’s Youth Pride.

It’s free to register.

To march with Stonewall, you have to register and wear a Stonewall t-shirt. If you already own one, bring it with you to wear on the day. If you don’t have a t-shirt, let them know your size when you register, and they’ll provide you one free of charge.

Event Information

Gay Village, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 2TB, United Kingdom


If you have any problems with registration, e-mail Stonewall  at pride@stonewall.org.uk

For more information, visit: www.stonewall.org.uk

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NI: Pro-equal Marriage March Belfast – Saturday 2 June

Campaigners and Conor McGinn MP call on Government to introduce Equal Marriage Bill for Northern Ireland after Private Member’s Bill blocked in Commons

Pro-equal marriage march and rally announced for Belfast – Saturday 2 June, 2018

Conor McGinn MP and campaigners have called on the Government to introduce its own Equal Marriage Bill for Northern Ireland, after Mr McGinn’s Private Member’s Bill failed to progress past Second Reading in the Commons following an objection by a backbench Conservative MP. It will return to the Commons for a further second reading on October 26. Continue Reading »

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New York: Genderless clothes store breaks new ground

Phluid, a new retail shop billed as “The world’s first gender-free store” in New York City, New York, U.S., May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Caitlin Helms was shopping with her mother in downtown New York when a sign in a store window stopped them in their tracks: “The world’s first gender-free store”.

The pitch struck a chord with Helms, who said she had been blurring gender lines with her choice of clothes since age 13.

“It’s nice to have a place where I can go find things,” said the 24-year-old, dressed in a tie, vest and chino trousers. Continue Reading »

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IDGTF 2018: One More Weekend of World Theatre and Gala Awards Night!

IDGTF 2018 is now into the final weekend of the this year’s festival.  Don’t miss your last chances to see the hit shows of week 2, with all shows ending on Saturday, May 19th!

The week 2 programme features youth and sexuality, genius, LGBT history, family and much more, including Women’s Shorts, and
the stunning ‘Memories We Lost in the Fire‘ exploring the the sexuality of young people…
His Greatness‘ – a celebration of literary genius and sensual youthful beauty…

Passing On‘ and ‘The Christmas Drill‘ – two very different pieces from audience favourites, Acting Out …
amazing performances in ‘Easter Sunday‘ – based on a true story of love, class and battling your demons …
Are You Lonesome Tonight? – at turns a funny and moving exploration of sexuality and family ..
and finally two fascinating insights into LGBT lives in the recent past and today in ‘2 HIStories‘.
Saturday €10 Matinees
Don’t forget that you can catch all of the above shows in the Saturday afternoon matinees on May 19th, running at 2:30pm and 4pm.
The ‘Real’ Oscars – The Gala Awards Night
The climax of the Festival – the Gala Awards Night – takes place on Sunday May 20th.  Who will win the Festival ‘Oscars’ for acting, writing, production, LGBT identity and more?
Find out in the Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin, from 7:30pm, and celebrate highlights of plays from the past two weeks with a few special guests.
More Information
Keep watching www.gaytheatre.ie and Facebook for more details.
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Irish Film, The Belly of the Whale, signs North American deal with XYZ Films

Pat Shortt in a scene from the film

Los Angeles-based XYZ Films has taken on the Irish black comedy, The Belly of the Whale, directed by Morgan Bushe, and will now represent North American sales for the film. 

The film stars Pat Shortt (Garage, Calvary) together with Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls, Pan), Art Parkinson (Kubo and The Two Strings, San Andreas), Michael Smiley (Kill List, Jawbone), Peter Coonan (Love/Hate, The Drummer and the Keeper) and Lauren Kinsella (You’re Ugly Too, Albert Nobbs).

Set over a long bank holiday weekend, misfit teenager, Joey Moody, returns to his home town in a foolhardy bid to reopen his family’s crumbling caravan park, and salvage his friendship with his best friend and drinking partner, Lanks. Continue Reading »

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Film Review: Deadpool

Review By Frances Winston

Directed by: David Leitch – Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy

When the press-screening of a movie is the day of release, it usually triggers alarm bells with reviewers. However, Deadpool was hitting cinemas with great advance reviews, so I can only assume that the distributors were worried we couldn’t contain ourselves and would let slip a load of spoilers. Continue Reading »