Out Now! EILE Magazine July 2017 Edition – FREE to read or download!

Welcome to the July issue of EILE Magazine!

EILE’s July musical artistes include Prime, Northern National, and Christine & The Queens, and we give the rundown on the GAZE and FRINGE festivals. Mark Anthony writes about that amazing spectacle, London Fashion Week Men’s SS18, Brian Rochford writes on vitamins and minerals, and Lisa Reynolds tells us about the ongoing Chechnya LGBTQ petitions. Our travel section features the Seychelles and California, and Frances Winston reviews the latest films and theatre. We also have news, views and entertainment from around the globe, so sit  back and  enjoy our July 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

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Stunt Lover: Album Launch Date For ‘Aldona’s Daughter’

Trans-fronted, Dublin-based band, STUNT LOVER, will be launching their first album, Aldona’s Daughter, on September, 22nd!

The album is four years in the making.

Stunt Lover is a 3-piece alt-punk rock band based in Dublin, made up of Kaylee Bear on guitar and vocals, San Peric on bass, and Al Soldati on drums.

Their first album, Aldona’s Daughter, will launch online and in Dublin on Friday, September 22.

“As part of Culture Night Festivities at Steambox Galleries & Studios, along with the annual Studio members’ exhibition, Stunt Lover will be celebrating the release of their first an long-imminent album, ‘Aldona’s Daughter’ in the lounge. With supporting music by Leifert, it is guaranteed to be a totally enjoyable night! On this day this album -the culmination of four years’ work- will be available for download on Bandcamp, in hardcopy at our launch, and also at Tower Records in Dublin!”

Stunt Lover cite among their influences Andrew Bird, Ani DiFranco, Band of Skulls, Bikini Kill, Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and lead vocals Kaylee Bear’s voice has been compared to Nick Cave.

The band will be back in Sin É in Dublin on 29th September.

You can watch videos of Stunt Lover on Youtube at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTWBiVbLczU35xNnPMwLEXA

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/stuntlovermusic/

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Aldona’s Daughter (2017)

C. Stunt Lover P. Moxie Studios

      TRACK LIST

  1. Sledgehammers & Knitting Needles
  2. SCAB
  3. Fear of Falling
  4. 3 Dreams
  5. SkyBelow
  6. On Her List Of Things To Do
  7. Apple Cider Vinegar
  8. Superstitious Girl
  9. Love Letters From Strangers /Strange Letters From Lovers
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Netflix: Women’s Wrestling GLOW for a Second Season

 

Netflix has renewed GLOW for a second season (ten episodes).

Set in 1985 Los Angeles, GLOW follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress, as she auditions for, trains for, and eventually makes the first-ever women’s wrestling TV show.

Inspired by the short-lived, but beloved, show from the 80s, GLOW is a Cinderella story with bodyslams.

GLOW is created by Liz Flahive (HomelandNurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse JackieOrange Is The New BlackWeeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann are executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch, who are serving as showrunners.

Season 1 Trailer :

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It Was A Great Galway Pride 2017, With Photos & Video To Prove It!

Kiki St Clair with the first-ever Galway Pride ‘Drag queen pedal float’

Galway Community Pride went off with a bang this year, and everyone had a great time, whether it was at the Parade, or at one of the many events, like at Club GASS on Friday night, and with Mr. Pussy on Saturday night!

According to Martin McManamon:

Galway Pride Parade 2017, Saturday 12th August – Photo by Darius Ivan, with Des Hughes, Chris Cooney and James Fluffy O’Fluffy, Club Gass

“We had a great weekend! There was a brilliant turn-out at Club GASS Friday night, and at the Parade on Saturday, and at the street party, and Club GASS was extremely busy”.

Martin also said that the feedback from the LGBT community in Galway about the event has been great this year. And some of the comments on Facebook reflect this. Chris Noone said:

“The committee deserve our utmost gratitude for organising an amazing week of events. It was the perfect balance of education, protest and celebration. Everything was carefully thought out to ensure that the diversity of our local LGBT+ community was represented. I hope that with the opening of Teach Solais, we can maintain this sense of community which this year’s Pride brought back to Galway”.

Ariel Ní Nualláin commented:

“One of the greatest experience[s] of my life! I’m so glad I got to work with the Galway Community Pride volunteers and committee, thank you so much to everyone who came out to support us :)”.

And Collette Fleming said:

“It was my first time attending Galway Community Pride, really great fun and well organised. Looking forward to the next one! Thanks to all!”

 

And don’t forget, Club GASS will be back again on Friday 7th September, at the Róisín Dubh, and we will have more information about that later, but meanwhile, here are some more photos of the Pride festival in Galway. Enjoy!

 

All having a great time at Galway Community Pride Parade 2017

-MKB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Australia: The Equality Campaign Intends To Fight “Postal Vote Madness” In The Courts

Olympian Ian Thorpe (right) who came out as gay in 2014, lends his weight to the marriage equality campaign

The Equality Campaign in Australia, campaigning to bring in marriage equality there, have now said that they intend to fight the postal vote in the courts, and are fund-raising to do so, having so far raised $100,000.

Shirleene Robinson of The Equality Campaign said:

“Thanks to […] thousands of equality supporters, we have fundraised over $100,000 to fight this postal vote madness in the courts. We will exhaust all legal and political avenues to stop this. Continue Reading »

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Watch: ” I Still Call Australia Home(ophobic)” Tim Minchin Parody

Comedian Tim Minchin does a parody of the Australian song “I Still Call Australia Home” by re-writing the words to highlight his objection to the proposed plebiscite, and the fact that Australia has not yet brought in marriage equality.

With quite strong language in parts, his re-write says “I Still Call Australia Home(ophobic)” and in a written piece after the video, he states that he feels the proposed plebisicite is “noxious and obnoxious”, and takes a shot at the religious element in Australian society that he feels is also trying to hold Australia in the past, but feels this will ultimately fail, as the majority of Australian citizens are not homophobic, and are in favour of marriage equality. Enjoy!

MKB

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Reaction to Trump’s Comments on Transgender Troop Ban

Donald Trump – Image: Pixabay

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has responded to Donald Trump’s comments regarding his plan to ban transgender service members, where he said that he felt he was doing the military a favour:

“Donald Trump’s delusional comments regarding his reckless ban on transgender troops are demonstrably false and lack any basis in reality”

said Chad Griffin, HRC President.

“Donald Trump’s attack on transgender troops weakens our military and is a betrayal of those who wear the uniform.

Fifty-six retired admirals and generals, Republican and Democrat elected officials, and a majority of the American public have all condemned Trump’s misguided and despicable policy that will do nothing but undermine military readiness and harm brave transgender service members and their families.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.

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Sunday Sounds: Zander Bleck – Alive

In EILE’s music slot this morning, we have a treat in store. We are featuring pop/rock artist, Zander Bleck from the US, with his latest powerful track, Alive. Zander cites U2, Queen and The Doors among his influences.

From rural New Jersey, Zander grew up close to Manhattan, where he absorbed the music of legendary artists from far before his time. A competitive athlete in high school, he moved to New York where modeling paid the bills and set the stage for his journey. “I developed a certain type of fearlessness,” Zander remembers. “When you get that hardened skin it prepares you well for the music business.”

Whatever about hardened skin, Zander has an amazing voice and has been compared to Imagine Dragons and U2. We think you’ll enjoy ‘Alive‘. See what you think!

You can download follow Zander on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/ZanderBleck/

and download Alive from iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/zander-bleck/id301941406