Out Now! EILE Magazine May/June 2017 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the May/June issue of EILE Magazine!

EILE’s music section this month offers an eclectic selection, as we feature Phoenix, Catherine McGrath, Emily Keener, The Howlin’ Souls, and Evan WestfalBrian Rochford writes on pain management , and Lisa Reynolds writes on Stephen Fry and religion. Frances Winston reviews some new movies, and our Travel section features exotic Maldives and Florida destinations. Mark Anthony writes about men’s swimwear, Women’s Aid NI write about domestic abuse and the death of Connie Leonard, Bear Pride have their line-up sorted, and Stunt Lover are giving two free gigs! We also have The Switch, a new trans sitcom, the NW LGBT Theatre Festival, a new LGBT web series called Awful Gays, and news and entertainment from around the globe, so we hope you enjoy this May/June 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

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Dublin Pride 2017 Parade Route, Highlights and Safety Update

Hope you have a very happy and very safe Pride Day!

The Dublin Pride Parade will be taking place today June 24th. Participants gathering from 11am. Parade begins at 2pm sharp.

People and floats will be assembling at St. Stephen’s Green.


Dublin Pride are hosting a pre-parade rally at St Stephen’s Green South, from 12 noon onwards, on the George float, with speeches and entertainment.


Parade Assembly is at St. Stephen’s Green South (with entertainment and speeches from 12 noon) before starting at 2pm sharp.




For safety reasons, you are requested to leave bags at home today – backpacks and large bags will not be allowed. See notice:







Some of the highlights of this year’s Pride Day:


Bears on Parade – Dublin Bear Pride

St. Stephens Green South – Gathering at 1pm at the start of the Parade.

Dublin Pride Parade From Stephen’s Green to Smithfield
The 2017 Dublin Pride Parade will be assembling from 12 noon, and be departing through Dublin from 2pm sharp.
Pantibar Pride Block Party Pantibar, Capel Street, Dublin 1.
Party in the Square – Official Dublin Pride After Party Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.
End point of the 2017 Dublin Pride Parade. With special guests and performers.
GOLD Post Parade Tea Party Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1.
(Alcohol free.)
Pride Saturday @ The George The George, Georges Street, Dublin 2
Bears & Beards – Dublin Bear Pride The Barbers, Smithfield
Dublin Bear Pride at The Barbers, Smithfield, official post-parade party.
Mother Pride Block Party 2017 Tivoli Grounds, 35-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Odessa All Day Pride Social Odessa, 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2.
Pride at Street66, Street66, Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
Resident djs Pixie Woo, Gerry Moore and guests all day plus live Morrissey Tribute.
WE PARTY Olympic Gaymes – Euphoria  The Button Factory, Temple Bar.
‘Running Amach’ Pride Day Party
Annual ‘Running Amach’ Pride Party for LGBTQ women. Private Members Bar.
George not Michael – Dublin Bear Pride Oscars Bar, Christchurch.
Qween Pride PartyThe Palace, Camden Street, Dublin
Spinster Pride Party Sycamore Street (Bad Bobs), Temple Bar, Dublin.
STREET66 – Dublin Bear Pride Street66, Parliament Street, Dublin 2.


Hangover Acoustic Sessions Street66, Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
Pride Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar The George, Georges Street, Dublin 2


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US: Trump-Pence Endorse Agenda of Anti-LGBTQ Organisation

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US Vice President: Mike Pence

Yesterday (22 June) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) condemned the Trump Administration’s plans to celebrate an organization dedicated to undermining LGBTQ people and families. 

Today, Pence — who has his own long and extensive record opposing LGBTQ equality — will speak on behalf of the Trump Administration at an anniversary celebration of Focus on the Family, a right wing organisation that peddles harmful junk science like conversion therapy, and lobbies for the erosion of rights for LGBTQ people and families. Continue Reading »

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GLOW – Ladies’ Wrestling Series Premieres Today on Netflix!

It’s GLOW day today (23 June) on Netflix. Time to celebrate the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling!
GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling.

 In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress, who left the business Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: Baby Driver

Frances Winston feels that this film has some good performances, and its action scenes slickly-choreographed.

Directed by: Edgar Wright – Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal

Given that his previous directorial efforts include The Cornetto Trilogy and Scott Pilgrim vs the World, when you see Edgar Wright’s name attached to a flick, you know it’s not going to be a straightforward narrative. Here he gives us a ‘jukebox heist movie’, with some of the most slickly-choreographed fight and shoot-out scenes you will ever see. Continue Reading »

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Listen: Good Days – Smoke Season

In our music slot this morning at EILE, we feature one of our all-time favourite bands, Los Angeles-based Smoke Season, a duo made up of Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen, with their latest single, Good Days. This is a catchy, beat-y number, showing the band’s great range, and what sounds like a new direction for them.They both grew up around the NYC area, ‘manifest destiny’ having them meet in California. Their sound stems from what they call “east coast heads and west coast hearts.” Have a listen to Good Days and bop around the room while no-one is looking. We won’t blame you!

You can follow Smoke Season on Facebook and Twitter at:



Website: http://smokeseason.com/

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Over €3,000 To Be Won In Prizes – Intercultural Writing Competition

Metro Éireann and Kenan Institute of Ethics have announced the third annual intercultural writing competition, with over €3,000 to be won in prizes.

Metro Éireann, in collaboration with Duke University’s Kenan Institute of Ethics, invites young writers living in Ireland to submit original works of writing to its third annual intercultural writing competition. Continue Reading »

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2022 Gay Games XI Shortlist

The three shortlisted cities for 2022 Gay Games XI are: 

Guadalajara, (Gay Games Guadalajara 2022), Hong Kong, (Gay Games XI Hong Kong 2022) and Washington, DC (Gay Games DC 2022).

News of site inspections etc., for the three shortlisted cities, are being posted to social media, so that you can follow the activities.

These three cities will make their final presentations at the 2017 Annual General Assembly in Paris, 26th October to 1st November 2017.