Out Now! May/June 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the May/June 2019 issue of EILE Magazine!

In this edition, we feature ‘Art After Stonewall 1969-89’, an upcoming exhibition at the Frost Art Museum FIU Florida, the GAZE Film Festival in Dublin, and an article on the importance of Pride and visibility by Shaley Howard.

Our music section welcomes Wes Mason, Lulise, Rainne and Raff Pylon, and Lisa Reynolds reviews film short, Pillow Talk, and a retro album by Kim Petras. Brian Rochford advises on men’s summer fashion, and Frances Winston reviews some great films, Hugh Jackman’s stage show, and Nile Rogers & Chic.

Brian Rochford also gives us some strategies for quitting smoking, as we all become more health conscious, and our Travel section features the beautiful Canary Islands.

All this and lots more news, views and entertainment in this issue, so sit back and enjoy our May/June 2019 edition of EILE Magazine!

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Maspalomas Winter Pride 2019 Free App!

For those of you who wish to find out about events in Maspalomas for the amazing Winter Pride event, things have become even easier!
You can now download the Maspalomas Winter Pride FREE App and carry the programme, ticket shop, artists, and more always with you!
For more information, and to download the app, visit:
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Film Review & Trailer: The Lion King

Frances Winston reviews The Lion King, the most recent remake from Disney

Directed by: Jon Favreau – Starring the voices of: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

Disney has been somewhat cashing in on their historic animated features with live action remakes of late. However, The Lion King isn’t ‘live action’, but a CGI animated version of the much loved 1994 flick. Continue Reading »

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UK: Film Editing Workshop with Oscar-winner CHRIS DICKENS 5-6 October London

Chris Dickens – Image: Alt Film Guide

Fest Film Lab will hold a film editing workshop in October, with Oscar-winning film editor, Chris Dickens

In 1990, Chris Dickens graduated from the Bournemouth Film School. He began his filmmaking career as a film and linear editing assistant in television documentaries at Channel 4, and the BBC. During this time, he began to cut comedies, and later crossed over to cutting dramas.

While working on the TV series Spaced, Dickens developed a relationship with writer-director, Edgar Wright, and went on to edit his first feature film, the cult hit SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Other features edited by Chris Dickens include GONE, HOT FUZZ, GOAL! THE DREAM BEGINS, and SEED OF CHUCKY. Continue Reading »

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OPINION: The 50 years before Stonewall were decades of violence

By James Polchin – writer, cultural historian, and a professor at New York University. He is the author of “Indecent Advances: The Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patrons at a Greenwich Village bar in New York City pushed back against the violence of a police raid.

It has become a pivotal moment in the political and social movement for LGBT+ rights. But as we celebrate this milestone, we are reminded almost daily how gay, bi and trans citizens continue to navigate prejudice and discrimination.

A report by the FBI shows a 17% increase in hate crimes directed against LGBT+ citizens in the U.S. in 2017 – the most recent year for which statistics are available. Similarly in Britain, one in five LGBT+ people experienced some form of hate crime in 2017. Continue Reading »

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OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

By Simon Blake – chief executive of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and deputy chair of UK LGBT+ campaign group, Stonewall

This month, around 1.5 million people turned out for London Pride and UK Black Pride. From PwC to Virgin Atlantic, many organisations took to the streets to celebrate the LGBT+ community.

It is encouraging to see an increasing number of organisations come out and fly the rainbow flag for Pride. But how can we ensure we see real cultural change and better workplace support for LGBT+ employees all year round? Continue Reading »

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Honduras: Transgender murders stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

Image: worldatlas.com

The murder of three transgender women in Honduras this month has raised fears that a push for LGBT+ rights in the country has prompted a backlash.

Bessy Ferrera, a 40-year-old LGBT+ rights activist, was gunned down by unknown assailants early on July 8, in the capital Tegucigalpa.

Santi Carvajal, a trans TV show host, was shot on July 5, and died a day later in the northern city of Puerto Cortes, and a third trans woman was killed in the city of El Negrito on July 3, local media reported. Continue Reading »

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India: Bullying leads to LGBT+ schoolchildren drop-out

The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing, when the transgender girl – initially raised as a boy – started wearing girls’ uniform, aged 10.

So Shemba dropped out of school altogether, and abandoned her dream of becoming a lawyer, with begging or sex work now a more likely future.

“They left me with no choice,” Shemba, 15, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, sitting cross-legged in her two-room home in India’s southern city of Chennai. Continue Reading »