Out Now! EILE Magazine’s August Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

HURRAY! This month’s edition of EILE Magazine is now working! If you were having trouble accessing the magazine, we apologise. Thanks for your patience – MKB (Ed.) 

Welcome to August’s edition of EILE Magazine! This month we feature musical artistes, Zander Bleck, Pontea, Stunt Lover, and Told Slant.

Galway Community Pride 2017 saw Galway put on a great festival despite some early setbacks. We have Dublin Fringe Festival news on Irish Modern Dance Theatre’s Everything Now, and Benjamin Britten’s opera, Owen Wingrave, and news on Mario Sughi’s art exhibition. Brian Rochford writes on the benefits of Vitamin E, and Lisa Reynolds reviews Christine Jorgensen and Told Slant. Our Travel section features Canada and Asia, Mark Anthony gives us his expertise on New York Fashion Week Men’s SS18, and Frances Winston reviews the latest films and the musical, Grease.

We also have LGBT news and entertainment from around the globe, so sit back, relax and enjoy this August 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

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

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Video: M.R.J. – Cali High

London-based singer-songwriter, M.R.J. has announced another great collaboration with producer Michael Stockwell (Phrased Differently) for his latest pop number – synth-heavy summer single ‘Cali High’.


The track arrives in the wake of his sublime debut single Bliss, which premiered on BBC Introducing, as well as receiving deserved praise from Record of the Day around the time of release.

After getting hold of a rough demo from Stockwell while travelling in Alaska, the London-based singer was instantly hooked. It was only a matter of time before he was back home in the studio sculpting the lyrics and melody with upcoming soul singer Elsa Chapman.

Shot under the dusky light of yet another abandoned location – this time, a run down equestrian track – M.R.J. has fashioned first-rate visuals for Cali High that’ll rouse more feelings of 90s nostalgia than your old lava lamps and Pokemon collection ever could.

Cali High is well worth a listen. Enjoy!

Cali High is out now to stream and download on Spotify and iTunes at:

open.spotify.com/album/66MSbMZM3WQXQ43BV22hcS

itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cali-high-single/id1268628495?i=1268628500

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US: ACLU Statement On Bill Against Trump’s Transgender Ban

The US Senate introduced a bipartisan bill on September 15th that would protect transgender service members by preventing the Department of Defense from removing currently-serving members of the armed forces based solely on their gender identity. The bill would block President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The legislation was introduced by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.).

Ian Thompson, legislative representative at the American Civil Liberties Union, issued the following statement:

“With the introduction of this legislation, an important line in the sand has been drawn against Continue Reading »

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Liberia: Female Presidential Candidate Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Macdella Cooper, the only female candidate in the presidential election in Libera, a country on the west coast of Africa with a population of 4 and a half million people, has indicated that she supports equal marriage, and that gays and lesbians should be allowed to practice their relationships without discrimination, according to allafrica.com.

She spoke at a presidential debate in Bomi County over the weekend, which was organised by Liberia Media for Democratic Initiatives (LMDI) and Public Trust Media Group (PTMG). Liberia’s constitution does not support same-sex marriage, however, Ms Cooper says that there is an LGBT community in Liberia. Continue Reading »

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Winter Pride Maspalomas 2017 – Get The New App!

For those of you thinking of going to Maspalomas for the Winter Pride 2017 celebrations in November, you can now download the Winter Pride Maspalomas App – 
Available at the Apple App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Samsung)

Winter Pride Maspalomas 2017 have developed a new app for your iPhone or Samsung.

This means you can always have the complete programme for the Winter Pride 2017 festivities with you on your mobile phone!

It also includes discount coupons valid for restaurants, bars, shopping and more!

These are only available on the app!

Winter Pride Maspalomas say download the app today! and Thank you! Gracias! Danke! Bedankt! Grazie! Merci!

Winter Pride Maspalomas 2017

From 6 – 12 November 2017, Maspalomas in Gran Canaria

Download on iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/winter-pride-maspalomas-2017/id1276564824?ls=1&mt=8

and Google Play Samsung at:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.q9928EJ

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ILGA Europe: Update on EU and Istanbul Convention (Violence Against Women & GIrls)

The flags of the Member States of the Council of Europe fly in front of the Palace de l’Europe in Strasbourg – Image: www.cvce.eu

The European Union’s journey to full ratification of the Istanbul Convention continued this week in Strasbourg.

The report on the EU conclusion of the Istanbul Convention was approved by a large majority, with 489 MEPs voting in favour.

The report calls on the European Commission and the Council to:

  • draw up a holistic strategy to combat gender-based violence,
  • to specifically address the needs of vulnerable people, including LBTI women,
  • to actively combat sexism, by promoting gender neutral language, and
  • to include the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics within the EU legislation on hate crime.​

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Film: ‘Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect’ opens at IFI Cinemas October 13th, with additional screenings nationwide

Architect Kevin Roche – Image archdaily.com

Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect to open at the IFI Cinemas on October 13th, with additional screenings nationwide

Wavelength Pictures have announced that documentary Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect, will open at the IFI Cinemas, Dublin, on October 13th.  This will follow the World Premiere of the film at the Irish Film Institute on October 1st, where it is screening as the closing night film of IFI Documentary Festival. 

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Film: ‘Breathe’ Starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

Breathe, starring Golden Globe winner Claire Foy (The Crown, Wolf Hall) and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence), has been set for a 27th October 2017 release date in Ireland, by distributor STXinternational.

Andy Serkis’s (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) feature directorial debut, Breathe, written by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables andGladiator), is an inspirational true story of love without limits. Continue Reading »