Welcome to the first issue of EILE Magazine for 2017! In our January issue, our music section features pop/rock singer-songwriter, Spencer Anthony, and alt/rock duo, Primal Static. We feature a tribute to George Michael, from Scott De Buitléir, remembering that he gave courage to so many LGBT people, apart from his wonderful music, and Scott also writes a defence of secularism, after a recent news article condemning it. Lisa Reynolds writes about the little-known subject of pansexuality, and Mark Anthony gives us an insight into the recent men’s fashion weeks. Frances Winston gives us some great film reviews, we have theatre news, Brian Rochford tells us how to keep those New Year’s health resolutions, and we have travel news, both exotic and USA deals. We’re also delighted to see that Béar Féile is back again for 2017!
All this and so much more makes up the January edition of EILE Magazine.
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Dustin Lance Black
Cleve rejoins the fight, helping take California’s Prop 8 to the US Supreme Court; Roma fights for healthcare for all, and Ken looks to become strong again in an unlikely place – God’s home
Phylicia Rashad, Debra Winger, Rob Reiner, Richard Schiff, T.R. Knight and Ivory Aquino Guest Star
“Part IV” written by Dustin Lance Black – It’s 2008, and in the face of California’s Proposition 8 stripping away the right of gays and lesbians to marry, a newly energized Cleve inspires a younger generation to organize a massive march on Washington D.C. to demand full, federal LGBTQ equality in all matters. Continue Reading »
Brian Sheehan, co-chair of ILGA’s Executive Board
ILGA-Europe have called for greater leadership on LGBTI equality from EU institutions and member states, at the High-level Ministerial Conference on LGBTIQ Equality Mainstreaming, held by the Maltese Presidency of the EU in Malta.
“The EU Commission has set out a List of Actions they are taking to progress equality for LGBTIQ people throughout Europe. This is a good base from which to build, but the critical ingredient to drive real progress on the ground for LGBTIQ people and their families will be greater leadership from the EU”,
said Katrin Hugendubel, ILGA-Europe’s Advocacy Director, speaking at the conference. Continue Reading »
The ACLU of Texas and Legacy Community Health have released a Richard Linklater directed, 60-second digital ad, showing Texas’ ‘bathroom bill’ (S.B. 6) isn’t about so-called privacy, but about discriminating against transgender Texans.
The spot, titled “Taking a Seat, Making a Stand,” encourages Texans – through targeted digital buys on Facebook – to contact their state legislator in opposition to S.B. 6. Using humor to undercut the fear-mongering of some policymakers, the ad features two transgender Texans and is directed by five-time Academy-Award nominee Richard Linklater, who worked closely with one of the nation’s premier creative agencies, GSD&M, out of Austin. Continue Reading »
This morning we feature one of EILE’s favourite duos, motown-loving’ pop singers, Honey & Jude, singing their latest release, The Real Thing.
“This is a story of a Heartthrob from 1988 who accidentally travels in time to the year 2017, who then tries to win the heart of a classic California girl. He is very confused by today’s technology and instead of adapting to it he courts her in the chivalrous ways that she thought were long gone”.
Very appropriate for a duo who have been compared to Danny and Sandy from the film Grease!
Honey and Jude have collectively played several notable venues such as Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues, The Foundation Room, and hail from LA. This upbeat pop track is well worth a listen, and you may find yourself dancing around the room as a result!
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The Discovery stars Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Riley Keough and Jesse Plemons and is a love story set in a world where the afterlife has been scientifically proven, and as a result millions of people start taking their own lives to ‘get there’.
Directed by Charlie McDowell and written by McDowell and Justin Lader (The One I Love), the film was produced by Alex Orlovsky of A-LO Films and James D. Stern of Endgame Entertainment, and was co-financed by Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures.
You can follow #TheDiscovery on: facebook.com/thediscovery
“Throughout our lives, people show up and can make huge differences, sometimes sticking around for the long run and sometimes vanishing off into their own adventures”. So say Emerald Portal, an indie-psych-alternative rock band, and our featured artists this morning on EILE’s music slot. Emerald Portal is the brainchild of Thomas Ouziel, and Brad Rundblade. Born in Europe, Thomas from Paris, France, and Brad from Crete, Greece, both had an interest in film, and both grew up learning to play piano and guitar. Here they sing All The Running, from their new EP, Trouble In Paradise (release 2017), a follow-up to their first LP, Beyond The Edge of Reason. Great new single, enjoy!
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From August 4 to 8, 2018, Paris will host the 10th edition of the Gay Games, the largest sporting, cultural and festive event in the world open to all!
15,000 athletes from over 70 countries in Paris! Paris 2018 is preparing Games that will celebrate diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and sharing. With sport a common theme for inclusion, the Gay Games are open to all, young or old, athlete or artist, experienced or novice, gay or straight.
Register for the greatest sporting and cultural event along with 15,000 attendees from over 70 countries.
Book your favorite activity now! You can take advantage of the preferred price ‘Blue Supporters’ for the next 1,500 registrations before 31 March 2017. The sooner you register, the more you save.
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