In our monthly edition of EILE Magazine for August, we have a great packed issue, with music from Beautiful Machines, Heiress to Atlas, J GRGRY and Aaron Paul. We have fashion with Mark Anthony, and Bear World Magazine‘s first Fashion Week for bigger men, while Lisa Reynolds reviews Malcolm McLaren. We also feature a new theatre project from Northern Ireland called Thinking about Thoughts, where you can choose which actor to listen in on, and some news on the upcoming Galway Pride Festival. Brian Rochford tells us what to do with our old bones, and our Travel section features Cancun and Las Vegas. California Dispatch looks at the US presidential election campaigns, and Frances Winston reviews some great films for us. We also have information on Girlie Circuit, Arosa Ski Week, Gem Fest and Elements NY. All this and much more goes into EILE Magazine for August, and we hope you like it. Enjoy!
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Luton Crown Court
A UK judge at Luton Crown Court has praised the bravery of 3 gay men (only referred to in court as A,B and C) who came forward to expose a 22 year-old blackmailer, who used Grindr to extort money from his victims.
Liam Hull, unemployed, from Luton, who pleaded guilty to three counts of blackmail, had been using the gay dating site to target gay men who were not out, some with wives and children, and in one case, the gay man had to confess to his wife after 20 years of marriage.
Judge Richard Foster sentenced Hull to two and a half years, and quoted Lord Lane that blackmail was one of the most ugly and vicious of criminal offences, and it involved “the attempted murder of the soul”. Continue Reading »
Stephen Donnan reviews the play ‘Thinking About Thoughts’ a new play written by Anna Leckey which recently played at The Black Box Theatre, Belfast.
“Why am I here? Why are any of us here?”
Those words sum up the essence of the masterpiece performed by Anna Leckey, Edward Richards, and Mathieu Lovelace.
These three dominated the space of the performance, they lived the words that whooshed through our minds in the voices of David Paulin, Boyd Rodgers and Anna Leckey – three individual spirits that come to a silent retreat for ten days to escape…the world? Themselves? Or to become something new?
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Netflix has announced premiere dates for its upcoming slate of new stand-up comedy specials.
Previously announced upcoming titles also include Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… premiering this Friday, August 26 ( trailer here) and Iliza: Confirmed Kills premiering Friday, September 23.
All of the following new titles will be available globally upon release:
Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville – Premieres Friday, September 16, 2016
Comedy icon Cedric the Entertainer brings the laughs to Nashville, taking hilarious aim at the aggressive lyrics of today’s rap artists, raising kids in the Snapchat generation, and Obama’s legacy. The ‘Original King of Comedy’ played to a packed house at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Continue Reading »
Yesterday (23rd August) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of a large American LGBTQ civil rights organization, and Whitman-Walker Health, a community health centre with special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV-related care, released Safer Sex for Trans Bodies, a comprehensive sexual health guide for transgender people and their partners.
“Transgender people are too often denied crucial and relevant guidance around sexual health that everyone needs to live healthy, safe and whole lives” said HRC Communications Director, Jay Brown. Continue Reading »
Who Killed Pablo Escobar?
Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s, and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict.
Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities.
All ten episodes of Narcos Season Two will launch Friday, 2 September exclusively on Netflix.
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A gay Polish couple, Jacob and David from Warsaw in Poland, with two friends, have put together a really sweet video to the new single Some Other Summer, by ROXETTE (Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle) the second single taken from their brand new album, Good Karma (words and music by Per Gessle of Roxette).
The track is a happy, upbeat, fast-paced, Summer anthem, with electronic sounds and dance beats. (Some Other Summer by Roxette was already remixed by Sebastien Drums and out before Roxette’s original version).
Video by: Jacob, David, Chris and Michael. Jacob and David have been a couple for 7 years, and the video was shot by the Baltic Sea.
You can visit Roxette’s website, Facebook and links to their music at:
Some Other Summer: https://lnk.to/SomeOtherSummer
Good Karma: https://lnk.to/GoodKarma
Good Karma on vinyl: http://bit.ly/GoodKarmaVinyl
Good Karma on CD: http://bit.ly/GoodKarmaCD
Dublin-based, trans-fronted band, Stunt Lover, have recently released the track, Apple Cider Vinegar, a slow then changing in the last quarter to fast-paced punk/garage-rock style single (to me remininscent in parts of The Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen) with pared-back drums and base sounds setting the mood, then moving uptempo with both saturated base and Kaylee Bear’s vocals reaching a screaming crescendo. Great energy from the band, and a track that stays with you long after you’ve finished listening to it. Members of the band are San Peric, Kaylee Bear, and Gleby Vo, and they cite Violent Femmes, Black Keys, Nick Cave and Band of Skulls among their influences.
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