Out Now! EILE Magazine September 2016 Edition – FREE!

screenshot-2016-09-07-00-03-31In this month’s issue of EILE Magazine for September, we have lots to keep you occupied!

We feature pop/rock singer GMatthews, indie/rock band Son & Thief, singer-songwriter Whesli, and Dublin-based trans-fronted band Stunt Lover. We have Brian Rochford writing about back pain, Lucia Chappelle of California Dispatch on the upcoming Prop 64 vote in the US on legalising marijuana, and Scott De Buitléir reviews a new film on bi-sexuality called DEMIStephen Donnan reviews Thinking About Thoughts, Mark Anthony writes on matching tops to bottoms, in fashion of course, and Lisa Reynolds reviews a classic book, A Tale of Two CitiesFrances Winston reviews films, and we have a Travel feature on Cruises.

All this and much more in this month’s great edition of EILE, 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.

Enjoy!

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Exciting new departure for GLEN and for LGBT Equality in Ireland

glen logoToday, 30th September, GLEN [Gay & Lesbian Network] are delighted to announce the appointment of Áine Duggan as the new Executive Director of GLEN.

For the past four years, Áine has served as President and CEO of Re:Gender, a national U.S.-based gender equality organization. Under her leadership, Re:Gender rebranded and evolved its programming to address discrimination experienced by all individuals across the gender, sexuality and sex spectrums, led a cross-sector network of academic institutions, nonprofits and corporations to integrate an intersectional gender lens in their structure, programmes and policies, and initiated a merger with the International Center for Research on Women. Continue Reading »

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UAL Lecturer Turns Shame of ‘Coming Out’ into Pride for London Gay Men’s Chorus

shamechorusposterShame Chorus is an uplifting new music and spoken word performance art piece in reaction to the shame of being gay, as experienced by the London Gay Men’s Chorus. It was created by artist and University of Arts London (UAL) lecturer Jordan McKenzie who teaches BA Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts. It will premiere on 8 October 2016 at the London Irish Centre in Camden, London.

Working in collaboration with the Freud Museum in London, psychoanalyst Susie Orbach and the London Gay Men’s Chorus, Jordan gave anonymised psychoanalytic interview material from the choir, about their experiences of being gay and coming out, onto a range of well-known composers, to make new uplifting positive therapeutic songs. Composers involved include Billy Bragg, David McAlmont, Conor Mitchell, Sarah Morrison, Steven Smith and Verity Susman, plus many more. Continue Reading »

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Professional LGBTQ Mixed Martial Arts Fighters

mmaMixed Martial Arts (MMA)  a full-combat and unarmed sport, is a mix of wrestling, boxing, and traditional martial arts. Known for its outright aggressiveness and brutality, it has very few rules, other than those minimally required to maintain a competitor’s safety. MMA’s popularity has increased in recent years, despite the fact many sports regulators remain wary of its legitimacy as an organized sport.

In such an aggressive sport, it is hard for a fighter to come out as LGBTQ, where a high-profile LGBTQ MMA fighter might not gel with the public stereotype of tough athletes in the MMA world, and MMA fighters who come out could face adverse fan reaction. Yet the sports’ largest organization, Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), has expressed its support for diversity in the sport, and sponsors several HIV/AIDS awareness programs.  Continue Reading »

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US: PepsiCo to Receive HRC Award at 2017 HRC Gala

hrc-logoYesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that PepsiCo will receive the HRC Corporate Equality Award at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The award recognizes PepsiCo’s exceptional commitment to equality for the LGBTQ community.

“PepsiCo is a longtime leader in LGBTQ workplace equality,” said Deena Fidas, director of the HRC Workplace Equality Program. “Through inclusive corporate policies and practices that embrace the strength of diversity, PepsiCo continues to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to supporting its LGBTQ employees. We are thrilled to recognize PepsiCo’s outstanding leadership with the HRC Corporate Equality Award.” Continue Reading »

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Transparent Season 3 Now Streaming

transparentThe Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning series TRANSPARENT is streaming its third season. The Pfefferman family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery.

After a jarring reality check, Maura seeks to become the woman she envisions through gender confirmation surgery. All paths converge on a family cruise to Mexico, affirming that though their family history is murky, each Pfefferman is their truest self when they come together.

Starring: Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann Continue Reading »

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Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids – Netflix 12th Oct

Get ready to rock your body!  This October, Justin Timberlake is coming to Netflix.

Check out the trailer and key art for JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS, premiering on 12th October only on Netflix.

Music superstar, Justin Timberlake, and acclaimed director, Jonathan Demme, team up for a visionary concert-film experience with the new Netflix release, Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.

Timberlake—who dedicates the film to Prince (“You can hear his influence all over my music”)—says that the movie was an artistic inspiration: Continue Reading »

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Help ‘BeLonG To’ Improve Their Youth Services, Take The Survey!

BeLonG_To_large res logoAs most of you know, BeLonG To Youth Services are very important to LGBT+ youth, and are open to LGBT+ young people, aged 14yrs – 23yrs of age.

They really value and care about what services you think BeLonG To should be providing.

A core part of this is finding out what LGBT+ young people, like yourself, think, and what you would advise them to do to improve for the future.

To achieve this, they would like you to complete a quick survey.

The survey should only take 5 minutes, and feel free to forward it on to your friends or any other LGBT young people you may know. 

As always, the survey is optional, and anonymous. 

BeLonG To are interested in your thoughts, and thank everyone for taking the time to read this and for providing your opinion.

 

If you would like to learn more about BeLonG To and their services, visit: