Out Now! July/August 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the July/August 2019 issue of EILE Magazine!

We have a wide range of features for you this issue! Our music section features gay singer-songwriter, Tom Goss, US-based Amy Guess, Hawaiian all-girl band Crimson Apple, and West African singer-songwriter Myoa.

Lilian McCarthy writes about MTV’s latest show Come One Come All, an LGBTQ version of Are You The One?, which attempts to deal with sexual fluidity. Cork hosts the Pitched Circus Arts Festival, and Open House Design Festival. Hillsborough Castle has  launched a series of LGBTQ tours, and Frances Winston writes on film, Dublin’s recent Comic Con, and Kinky Boots. Brian Rochford tells men how to layer clothing to still look stylish in colder weather, and also writes about Health this issue. Lisa Reynolds retro-reviews the Mae West documentary, and Queen’s ‘Night at the Opera’.

Even more news, views and entertainment complete the issue, so find a quiet nook and enjoy reading our July/August 2019 edition of EILE Magazine!

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Paul Middleton’s New Cover ‘We Found Love’ highlights LGBTQ Mental Health

Paul Middleton’s New Cover, ‘We Found Love’, celebrates healthy ‘self-love’, and brings attention to Mental Health in the LGBTQCommunity

Paul comments on mental health: “We are not doing enough to tackle mental health. We need more promotion of self-love in a healthy way, and to stop using social media to project an unrealistic way of life”.

Popular international artist, Paul Middleton, drops his new video and chilled remix of Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ ‘We Found Love‘, to raise awareness of mental health in the community. You can watch Paul’s video below: Continue Reading »

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BeLonG To: Submissions – Relationships & Sexuality Education In Ireland

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are currently accepting submissions as part of its major review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). This is to help ensure the findings and related draft advice of the review is reflective of the needs of students, schools and parents.

The submissions process is a huge opportunity for you to help get relationships and sexuality education right for all students in Ireland, including young LGBTI+ people. This is your chance to have a say on how relationships and sexuality education is taught in Ireland, and empower LGBTI+ young people.

You can make a submission online or in writing via the provided template.

A major review of RSE in primary and post-primary schools was undertaken from June 2018 to March 2019. The review examined the experience of teaching and learning in RSE.

Young LGBTI+ people have been calling for improvements to sex education for many years now. The issue has been raised in BeLonG To’s regular surveys of young people who attend our services. They are frustrated with the lack of information available to them relating to LGBTI+ issues, and are eager to see significant improvements.

Take action now by making a submission, and make sex education for young LGBTI+ people inclusive.


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World athletics body says study shows Semenya has advantage

South African athlete Caster Semenya races for the first time after her ban due to elevated testosterone levels in Montreuil, France, June 11, 2019 – Image: REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

The governing body of world athletics on Wednesday welcomed a landmark study showing high testosterone helped women run better, saying it justified their decision to bar Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, from key races.

In a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Swedish researchers found women with higher testosterone could run longer, and had more lean muscle mass. Continue Reading »

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Everyman Cork: Mary Coughlan ‘Woman Undone’ 22-24 October

Woman Undone is a re-imagining of the extraordinary early life of one of Ireland’s best-loved singers, Mary Coughlan, created by award-winning Irish theatre company, Brokentalkers, and Mary Coughlan, in collaboration with renowned Icelandic composer and music producer, Valgeir Sigurðsson, and movement director, Eddie Kaye. Woman Undone is on tour, starting with performances at The Everyman, Cork, from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 next, before proceeding to the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, 29 October, and the Black Box Theatre Galway, 1 and 2 November.

A profoundly moving, brave, and beautiful fusion of theatre, music, and dance, Woman Undone explores the shocking story of a young girl who endured physical and sexual abuse, addiction, and mental illness. Continue Reading »

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Study Seeks Participants Who Have Experienced A Medical Error Under GP Care

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Study aims to discover problems that commonly arise in general practice such as missed or delayed diagnosis, and how such errors can be avoided in the future

The School of Medicine at NUI Galway is conducting the ASPIRE study, which aims to involve patients in improving the safety of care in general practice. The research team are currently recruiting people who have previously experienced a medical error in general practice. People who are willing to take part in the study will be briefly interviewed about their experience, either over the phone, or in person.

A ‘medical error’ is described as an event which could have, or did, lead to harm for a patient receiving healthcare. This could include events like a missed or delayed diagnosis, incorrect drug dosage, inappropriate medication prescribed, a referral error, or a lapse in communication with the practice. Continue Reading »

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Dublin: Homophobic Attack On Gay Man

Graham Halley at home shortly after the attack

Interview with Graham Halley by Frances Winston

A young gay activist has spoken out about the need for education, following a horrific attack on Dublin Streets in the early evening. Graham Halley (25) was walking on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Thursday, 26th September, when he was set upon by a gang of six. As he explains:

“I was walking home after visiting a friend. It was early enough – around 8.20pm in the evening. I was on the phone to another friend, when I felt myself poked by something that turned out to be an umbrella. I turned around and there were six people, all men in their early 20s I would say. I had passed them hanging around outside a fast food outlet, and they obviously followed me. Continue Reading »

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Wilderland Film Festival Coming To Cork October 17th

A brand-new film festival, Wilderland Film Festival, promises to share important, breathtaking stories from the natural world with audiences, as it announces 23 dates in theatres around Ireland and the UK, for Autumn 2019. It will be at the Everyman, Cork, on Thursday next, October 17.

The first-ever touring wildlife film festival, Wilderland will shine a light on some astonishing and thought-provoking stories – filmed by a host of independent filmmakers from around the globe. A panel of esteemed judges, from the world of natural history filmmaking, have selected the 9 short films, which offer audiences unparalleled insight into some of the world’s most incredible wildlife – from snow leopards to orangutans, humpback whales to African penguins. Continue Reading »