Out Now! EILE Magazine March 2017 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the March issue of EILE Magazine!

We have a jam-packed EILE issue for you this month. Our musical guests for March are LA based band, Sleeplust, Irish singer/songwriter Elaine May, Portugal The Man, Charli XCX, trans-fronted band Stunt Lover, and Paul Middleton, who has just released a new single, Hanging In There.

Brian Rochford writes on health and ageing , and Lisa Reynolds reviews the X Factor concert. Brian Rochford has also written our fashion feature for this issue. Our travel section features worldwide destinations, the Caribbean and USA east to west, and Frances Winston reviews some great films. There is also an article by Scott De Buitléir, about his recent trip to Iceland.

Don’t forget Béar Féile is on this weekend, and Bunny O’Hare hosts Broadway & Beyond, a new music and dinner extravaganza, booking now.

We also have lots of world LGBT news and entertainment, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this March 2017 issue of EILE Magazine! 

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YOUTH WORK IRELAND Survey: 95% are more accepting of gay and bisexual men and women

Today the largest youth organisation in Ireland, Youth Work Ireland, launches their ‘#Equality17’ Campaign at the start of Youth Work Ireland Week 2017. A new survey released to launch the campaign shows how 14 – 24 years olds in Ireland think about equality compared to their parents.

The findings show that the young people of Ireland are significantly more tolerant of differences and more likely to take action to improve society than previous generations. 84% of the over 1,000 respondents said they take part in more social action than their parents’ generation. Continue Reading »

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Canada: Activists Urge Emergency Visas For Chechen LGBT

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(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canada should open its doors to LGBT people from Chechnya where dozens of men have been reported to be imprisoned and tortured because they are believed to be gay, a Canadian advocacy group says.

The call for emergency visas came from Rainbow Railroad, which said it was working with a Russian non-profit group to help people flee Chechnya through a global network of safe routes.

“We’re expanding our on-the-ground contacts as well as increasing our capacity to identify and assess new or alternative safe routes out of Chechnya,” Continue Reading »

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House of Cards S5 Featuring Irish Actress Dominque McElligott

The countdown is on….

May 30th is the premiere of House of Cards season 5, featuring Irish actress, Dominique McElligott.

The ​fifth season of the ​critically acclaimed Emmy® nominated drama ​House of Cards ​premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

The series’ Golden Globe winning stars, Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship​. ​

House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly​, Irish Actress Dominique McElligott, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek ​Cecil, Paul Sparks  and Joel Kinnaman. ​Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with ​David Fincher, John Mankiewicz, Daniel Minahan, Kevin Spacey, ​Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, ​Eric Roth, Robin Wright​, Michael Dobbs and Andrew ​Davies.

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Earth Day Documentaries Today On Netflix

Today, Saturday 22nd April, people around the world are celebrating Earth Day – and there are plenty of documentaries which will open your eyes, and hopefully inspire you to do your bit for the environment.

Whether it’s learning about the impact melting glaciers will have on the world in Chasing Ice, or how we can help the environment by going meat or dairy free once a week in Cowspiracy, there are a whole host of documentaries that will help you become more environmentally friendly, one step at a time:

A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions


Mission Blue

This documentary follows Oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s campaign to save the world’s oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste.


 Chasing Ice

Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a sceptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breath-taking rate.   Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his wellbeing in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon- powered planet.



COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a ground-breaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.


Food Choices

This new ground-breaking documentary explores the impact that food choices have on people’s health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other living species. And also discusses several misconceptions about food and diet.


Antarctic Edge: 70° South

Antarctic Edge: 70° South is a thrilling journey to the bottom of the Earth alongside a team of dedicated scientists. In the wake of devastating climate events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, oceanographer Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of world-class researchers in a race to understand climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. For more than 20 years, these scientists have dedicated their lives to studying the Peninsula’s rapid change as part of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Project.


If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front  is the remarkable story of the group’s rise and fall, told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film interweaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews — with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them — IF A TREE FALLS asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism. 


Earth from Above
The Earth as never seen before. This exhilarating film will take your breath away with awe-inspiring images of the earth along with its flora and fauna. Inspired by the best-selling book and exhibition that drew over 60 million people, Earth From Above, is a magical tour of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes shot in dazzling High Definition. Hosted by world-famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, this program features some of the most stunning aerial photography ever attempted. From the Earth’s deepest oceans to its staggering mountain heights…from the wild African savannah to the frozen wonderland of Antarctica…take an unforgettable and breath-taking journey as you discover the beauty of the planet’s astonishing landscapes and extraordinary people.


Planet Earth

This landmark series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between.


The Future of Water

A look at the deeply intertwined history of humanity and freshwater reveals looming challenges that could upend power structures around the world.


Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed the stay alive.


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IGLFA Celebrates 25 Years!

The International Gay & Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) was founded in 1992 in order to help promote and foster the growth of LGTBQ football world wide.

Since IGLFA’s creation, more than 100 teams/clubs representing over 30 countries have joined and participated at IGLFA competitions. Each of these teams/clubs have played a vital role in helping IGLFA accomplish its goals and uphold its mission.

In recent years, the IGLFA has shifted its focus from organizing an annual IGLFA World Championship, to one which provides assistance to organizing boards of national and international tournaments and events.

The next IGLFA tournaments are the IGLFA Unity Cup at the 2017 World Outgames Miami, followed by the 2018 IGLFA World Championship XXIII at Paris 2018 Gay Games 10.

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GLEN: Jillian Van Turnhout To Carry Out Review

Jillian Van Turnhout has been appointed by GLEN to carry out a review of the organisation.

GLEN has had to answer queries from the Charities Regulator, after Chairperson and long-time activist, Kieran Rose, who resigned yesterday, had received funding of €11,500 for his senatorial campaign, apparently out of the organisation’s funds.

Mr Rose had repaid the money in full, but apparently the transaction was carried out without the knowledge of the full board.

The review is set to begin on Monday, 24 April, reporting back to the board after a six week period.

GLEN has today released the following statement on the appointment:

Statement from the board of GLEN Continue Reading »

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Garda Confirm Largest Ever Protest at Russian Embassy

Photo: Michael Fitzgerald, Clontarf Media

 The National LGBT Federation (NXF), Ireland’s leading and oldest LGBT rights group, staged the largest-ever protest yesterday (Thursday 20th April) outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin, to protest the reported detention, torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya. Garda confirmed that over 200 people had attended the demonstration. 

Photo: Michael Fitzgerald, Clontarf Media

Protest organiser Dearbhla Mealy said:

“The religious and socially conservative region of Chechnya is attempting to purge its society of gay men and Russia is so far turning a blind eye and allowing it to happen.

“We are protesting at the Russian Embassy because Chechnya is a federal republic of Russia. It has no independent presence on the international stage and it has no diplomatic presence in other countries. In terms of international relations, Russia speaks for Chechnya.

“We want to send a message that Ireland stands in solidarity with our community in Chechnya and we will not sit still as these human rights violations take place.”