Out Now! EILE Magazine April 2017 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the April issue of EILE Magazine!

In our music section for April, we feature UK band Royal Blood and Nashville band Paramore, and for drama, we have news of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2017.

Brian Rochford writes on whether or not to detox , and Mark Anthony tells us how to declutter our wardrobes. Our travel section features South Africa and US destinations, Lisa Reynolds reviews a book on Freddie Mercury, and Frances Winston reviews the latest movies.

We must take time this month to seriously think about what is happening to the LGBT community in Chechnya, and how best to draw people’s attention to it, as it seems the world has been here before. We have an article about this by Scott De Buitléir, and news stories on the protests for LGBT Chechens.

We also have LGBT world news and entertainment, so we hope you enjoy this April 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

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Beats Per Minute, Inspired By LGBT Group Act Up Paris, Premieres At Cannes

120 Beats per Minute Photograph: PR

Remember the days when AIDS was considered by some to be a ‘gay plague’ and the word ‘condom’ was taboo in polite company?  So queries Robin Pomeroy of Reuters.

If not, then you were too young to have lived through the 1980s portrayed in ‘BPM – Beats Per Minute’, a movie that premiered in Cannes on Saturday 20 May, and immediately became talked of as a possible prize winner. Continue Reading »

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Video: Emily Keener – Light & Sound

On EILE’s music slot this morning, we feature Emily Keener, the eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter from Wakeman, Ohio, who was on NBC’s The Voice, and her track Light & Sound, the amazing second single from her album, Breakfast.

Since her exciting journey into the Top 12 of The Voice on NBC, Emily has been writing and recording diligently, in an effort to capture the energy of this most transformative year.

Light & Sound is layered with gorgeous melodies, exuding a cool, soothing vibe. Keener prides herself in writing honest and emotional lyrics rooted in simplicity, with a versatile voice that has a way of being bright and clear in one moment, and dark and sultry in another. Many of the songs on Breakfast have stemmed from personal experiences, and that is just how Emily likes it.

The track was written by Emily Keener, and produced by Noah Heyman and Dalton Brand.

To buy Light & Sound on iTunes, visit:

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Get a physical copy + a free EP at:

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Stream it on Spotify at:

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You can visit Emily at:

http://www.twitter.com/EmilyKeener
IG: @EmilyKeenerMusic

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“Hot To Trot” – New Documentary Film About Same-Sex Dance Sport

This amazing new documentary takes a deep-dive look inside the fascinating but little-known world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance.

HOT TO TROT follows a small international cast of four men and women, on and off the dance floor, over a four-year period.

An immersive character study — and an idiosyncratic attack on bigotry Continue Reading »

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Film: Hampstead – in Irish cinemas 23 June 2017

Hampstead starring Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson and James Norton is in UK and Irish cinemas on June 23!

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EU Parliament: Persecution of gay men in Chechnya – MEPs call for urgent investigation

Chechen authorities must end the persecution of gay men and an investigation must be held as a matter of urgency, Members of the European Parliament said on Thursday (18 May). 

MEPs say that

  • Detention and torture of gay men in Chechnya must stop
  • There is a need for urgent investigation by Russia
  • EU and Council of Europe need to help the investigation

MEPs are deeply concerned at reports of arbitrary detention and torture of men perceived to be gay in Chechnya (Russian Federation) and condemn Chechen government statements denying the existence of homosexuals in their country and inciting violence against LGBTI people. Continue Reading »

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Mullingar: Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO [IDAHOT] Exhibition

LGBT Equality Mayo meet with Cllr Frank McDermott, An Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council

Ten Weeks that Changed the World, a photographic exhibition from Alison Laredo, was launched officially by Cllr. Frank McDermott, An Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, on Tuesday May  16th, as part of Mullingar Pride’s IDAHO/IDAHOT campaign.

Left to Right: Sylvie Gueriteau and Charles Badiller meeting the photographer Alison Laredo

IDAHOT is International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, and the exhibition, a chronicle of Mayo LGBT Equality’s canvassing efforts in 2015’s Marriage Equality campaign, was used to highlight how regular individuals can impact their own fortunes through political activism. Continue Reading »

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ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

Chelsea Manning – First tweeted photo since her release from prison

“Chelsea Manning almost died on our watch. She suffered at the hands of our government, and the toll of her incarceration nearly killed her. But she survived. Through long stretches of solitary confinement, the systemic denial of health care, relentless abuse, and a lifetime of consequences, she will have a chance to live” writes Chase Strangio, Staff Attorney, LGBT & HIV Project of the ACLU.

Chelsea, who had been an army intelligence analyst, was released from prison last Wednesday 17 May, 2017, after seven years, having been convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. She was arrested in 2010.

On January 17, 2017, President Obama commuted Chelsea’s 35-year prison sentence. With the commutation, 28 years were cut from her sentence, and her life was savedContinue Reading »