Out Now! EILE Magazine February 2017 Edition – Free!

screenshot-2017-02-28-20-30-51Welcome to the February 2017 issue of EILE Magazine! 

In our February issue, we feature US artists, Joseph Eid and Emerald Portal, and English singer/songwriter, the iconic Ray Davies. Brian Rochford writes on men’s fashion this month, and Lisa Reynolds reviews a trans documentary, Sam & Evan. We have worldwide travel and USA travel, and lots of news on the upcoming LGBT festivities, like Béar Féile, Galway Community Pride, Mr Gay Ireland, Club GASS, Glória’s 21st Gala, Maspalomas, and RuPaul’s DragRace 2017, as the tour is coming to Dublin! Brian Rochford also writes on health, and Frances Winston gives us the lowdown on some great movies.

All this and so much more makes up the February 2017 edition of EILE MagazineEnjoy!

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

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EU Report On LGBTI Asylum Seekers – Member States Need To Step Up

ILGA-Europe, and their partner organisations across Europe, are working towards the protection of the rights and needs of LGBTI asylum seekers, raising awareness about the difficult situation LGBTI asylum seekers often find themselves in.  

Many are at risk of persecution precisely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual orientation or gender identity can be a ground for protection under the Refugee Convention, and under EU asylum law. Continue Reading »

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TENI Launches TRANSforming Lives 2017

TRANSforming Lives 2017 – Trans Mental Health Week is an annual campaign run by Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). This campaign is a response to the mental health struggles of the trans community. According to the LGBTIreland Report:

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Conservative America: Small Cities Stand Up For LGBT Rights

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George Lenz (L), and Mike Lujano, at their salon, Edna’s, in Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Letitia Stein

When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbo[u]rs in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride, writes Letitia Stein of Reuters.

The married owners of Edna’s hair salon, in this faded industrial city of 28,000 at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, never dreamed that one day they would be at a packed city council meeting, cheering the passage of an ordinance barring discrimination over sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue Reading »

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FREE EVENT! LGBT Women in Sport – (15th April) – Just Register

LGBT Women in Sport: FREE EVENT 

10am – 4pm, 15 April, 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom

Speakers from the world of sport – amateur and professional – will explore the issues and barriers that discourage LGBT women from participating, at the 

American Express Community Stadium, Brighton,  BN1 6 Brighton.

Welcoming delegates will be Joanie Evans and Sophia Rodriguez. Joanie is Co-President of the Federation of Gay Games and was instrumental in establishing the first lesbian football club based in Hackney, London.We aim to find ways to support and inspire LGBT women to get involved in sport – both in organised and informal settings.

Sophia is chair of the FGG’s Diversity Committee which has been examining the issue of increasing participation in the Gay Games.

Delegate places are available free of charge to interested women from the LGBT community and their straight allies.

Information and registration

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FGG Announces 2022 GAY GAMES XI Shortlist Bid Cities

Site Inspections to begin, and final vote takes place in Paris October 2017

The 2022 Gay Games XI host city short-list vote, by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly, took place last month, one year after the bid process was announced.

The shortlisted host cities are Guadalajara (MEX), Hong Kong (CHN), and Washington, DC (USA). Continue Reading »

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US: American Health Care Act Pulled From Vote: LGBTQ People To Retain Health Care

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the US, released this statement, after Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration by the House of Representatives.

The Congressional Budget Office projected that the provisions of the legislation would result in 14 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2018, and skyrocketing to 24 million by 2026.

“Today is a win for the thousands of LGBTQ Americans who will retain live-saving health care under the Affordable Care Act. Continue Reading »

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Film: The Promise In Irish Cinemas April 28th

Starring: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte le Bon

It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, is about to be consumed by chaos.

Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey, where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Continue Reading »