Welcome to the February 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!
In our February issue, we feature US artists, Joseph Eid and Emerald Portal, and English singer/songwriter, the iconic Ray Davies. Brian Rochford writes on men’s fashion this month, and Lisa Reynolds reviews a trans documentary, Sam & Evan. We have worldwide travel and USA travel, and lots of news on the upcoming LGBT festivities, like Béar Féile, Galway Community Pride, Mr Gay Ireland, Club GASS, Glória’s 21st Gala, Maspalomas, and RuPaul’s DragRace 2017, as the tour is coming to Dublin! Brian Rochford also writes on health, and Frances Winston gives us the lowdown on some great movies.
All this and so much more makes up the February 2017 edition of EILE Magazine. Enjoy!
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LGBT Women in Sport: FREE EVENT
10am – 4pm, 15 April, 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom
Speakers from the world of sport – amateur and professional – will explore the issues and barriers that discourage LGBT women from participating, at the
American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, BN1 6 Brighton.
Welcoming delegates will be Joanie Evans and Sophia Rodriguez. Joanie is Co-President of the Federation of Gay Games and was instrumental in establishing the first lesbian football club based in Hackney, London.We aim to find ways to support and inspire LGBT women to get involved in sport – both in organised and informal settings.
Sophia is chair of the FGG’s Diversity Committee which has been examining the issue of increasing participation in the Gay Games.
Delegate places are available free of charge to interested women from the LGBT community and their straight allies.
Information and registration
Site Inspections to begin, and final vote takes place in Paris October 2017
The 2022 Gay Games XI host city short-list vote, by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly, took place last month, one year after the bid process was announced.
The shortlisted host cities are Guadalajara (MEX), Hong Kong (CHN), and Washington, DC (USA). Continue Reading »
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the US, released this statement, after Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration by the House of Representatives.
The Congressional Budget Office projected that the provisions of the legislation would result in 14 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2018, and skyrocketing to 24 million by 2026.
“Today is a win for the thousands of LGBTQ Americans who will retain live-saving health care under the Affordable Care Act. Continue Reading »
Starring: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte le Bon
It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, is about to be consumed by chaos.
Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey, where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Continue Reading »
This morning, we feature Irish artist Elaine Mai in our Friday music slot. Elaine has been crafting a reputation for atmospheric and melodic electronic music over the years. Her upcoming release sees her continue her exploration into remixing by re-imagining Liza Flume’s track Sheets. It showcases her skill for lilting harmonies and storytelling through rhythm and repetition.
The video was directed by Bob Gallagher, well-known for his award winning music videos for Girl Band. He also recently directed a powerful human rights campaign video for Transgender EU. His video for Elaine Mai’s remix of Sheets complements the intimacy of the track, depicting a moving portrayal of the disintegration of a relationship.
Elaine said: ‘From the first time I heard Liza sing, I knew I wanted to work with her one day. I adored ‘Sheets’ when I heard it, and wanted to add another dimension to the vocal and emphasise the pain and loss in the track”.
Elaine launches her new EP, The Colour of the Night, in the Workmans, Dublin, on 5th May, and plays this year’s Body & Soul Festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath, on the Summer Solstice weekend, June 23-25, 2017.
To find out more, or listen to Elaine’s music, visit:
The ACLU of Georgia has called on members of the Georgia Senate to remove language inserted into House Bill 159 last week that would allow state-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT Georgians.
“It’s a sad day when a bill that was supposed to be about helping foster kids gets turned into a vehicle for state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT Georgians” Continue Reading »
Are you or a friend interested helping BeLonG To make a better Ireland for LGBT+ young people? They are now looking for three new team members! 2 Paid positions, and one Voluntary.
The deadline for the Volunteer Co-Ordinator (Voluntary) position is this Friday, 24th March, details below. The Director of Fundraising (Paid Position) has an application deadline of Monday 27th March.
Please note the third position below, that of Communications Officer (Part-Time), has its closing application date this morning Thursday 23rd at 9am, and any further queries on this position after this time should be directed to Belong To at www.belongto.org
Volunteer Coordinator (voluntary)
This exciting new role will lead the development and management of a volunteer program at BeLonG To, to assist our busy Youth Work Team in supporting LGBT+ young people in the Dublin region.
Application Deadline: 5.00pm GMT Friday 24th March 2017
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Director of Fundraising (part-time)
The Fundraising Director will feed into the development and implementation of BeLonG To’s strategic plans and take over leadership fundraising. They will help to significantly accelerate income growth at BeLonG To to meet the growing demand for our services nationally.
Application Deadline: 09.00am GMT Monday 27th March 2017
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Communications Officer (part-time) [Note: Applications For This Position Will Be Closed From 9am This Morning Thursday 23rd]
This new post will take over responsibility for the day-to-day management of the communications function at BeLonG To, and lead on the implementation of the organisation’s communications strategy.
Application Deadline: 9.00am GMT This Morning Thursday 23rd March 2017
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Download the Application Form