Welcome to the July/August 2019 issue of EILE Magazine!
We have a wide range of features for you this issue! Our music section features gay singer-songwriter, Tom Goss, US-based Amy Guess, Hawaiian all-girl band Crimson Apple, and West African singer-songwriter Myoa.
Lilian McCarthy writes about MTV’s latest show Come One Come All, an LGBTQ version of Are You The One?, which attempts to deal with sexual fluidity. Cork hosts the Pitched Circus Arts Festival, and Open House Design Festival. Hillsborough Castle has launched a series of LGBTQ tours, and Frances Winston writes on film, Dublin’s recent Comic Con, and Kinky Boots. Brian Rochford tells men how to layer clothing to still look stylish in colder weather, and also writes about Health this issue. Lisa Reynolds retro-reviews the Mae West documentary, and Queen’s ‘Night at the Opera’.
Even more news, views and entertainment complete the issue, so find a quiet nook and enjoy reading our July/August 2019 edition of EILE Magazine!
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Assault victim, Timothy Hourihane – Image: independent.ie
A gay man, who was living in a tented village in Cork, has died, having sustained serious injuries to his head and body after an assault, according to Independent.ie.
Timmy Hourihane, from West Cork, was found unconscious by Cork Fire Brigade, after the alarm was raised by homeless people in the tented village at Mardyke Walk in Cork. He was taken to Cork University Hospital, but died shortly afterwards.
According to the report, Mr Hourihane had previously worked as a chef for top-class restaurants in the UK, but had developed an alcohol problem, which eventually led to his homelessness. Continue Reading »
Frances Winston reviews this heart-warming film, starring Bronagh Gallagher
Directed by: Shelly Love – Starring: Bronagh Gallagher, Lola Petticrew
This female-led feature film has an almost entirely female team behind it (including Louise Gallagher – yep Bronagh’s sister) as producer, which already makes it brilliant in my book, given the glut of male-centric movies that have hit our screens this year. The team is especially appropriate given the subject matter – you get the feeling that a male-heavy team may have been a bit cack-handed in their handling of it.
Gallagher plays Pamela, a 44-year-old single mother to 15-year-old, Allegra (Petticrew). Like most mothers and teenage daughters, their relationship is strained, compounded by the fact that the roles are somewhat reversed, with Pamela being the hedonistic party animal, and Allegra being the serious and responsible one. Continue Reading »
Image: Nations Online
Major donors of aid to Uganda including the United States and the European Union said on Friday they were closely examining a plan by the east African nation to introduce the death penalty for gay sex.
Seven months after Brunei sparked international outcry over plans to impose the death penalty for gay sex, Uganda on Thursday said it would vote on a similar measure in parliament in the coming weeks. Continue Reading »
Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden at a televised town hall meeting on CNN dedicated to LGBTQ issues in Los Angeles, October 10, 2019 – Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake
(Reuters) – Former US Vice President, Joe Biden, said on Thursday he would withhold foreign aid from countries that persecute LGBT people, as he joined eight other Democratic presidential candidates at a forum on LGBTQ issues.
The televised Los Angeles event was the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating campaign, following an event in Iowa last month that drew 10 of the 19 candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Continue Reading »
Frances Winston interviews the Queen of Ballymun, Dame Stuffy, ahead of her drag-show, C’Mere ‘Till I Tell Ya, coming up in Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin, on 29th November.
Thanks in no small part to RuPaul and a little TV show, drag has never been more mainstream and popular. But long before those lip syncing queens were sashaying away, there was an old-school collective who actually (shock horror) sang the songs rather than miming them, and who were all-round entertainers underneath their fabulous frocks. This is the school of drag that Dublin diva, Dame Stuffy (aka The Queen of Ballymun) comes from.
“I’m more cabaret than sashay,” she announces. Continue Reading »
Frances Winston reviews Gemini Man, where Will Smith plays opposite himself as a younger man
Directed by: Ang Lee- Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong
This film has seemingly been 20 years in the making, and has gone through numerous rewrites, potential stars, and directors, before falling into the hands of Ang Lee and Will Smith. Continue Reading »
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 2020 Democratic US presidential debate in Houston, Texas, September 12, 2019 – Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake
(Reuters) – Nine US Democratic presidential candidates [appeared] at a televised town hall on Thursday focused on LGBT rights, though top contender, Bernie Sanders, [missed] the event as he recovers from a heart attack.
The Los Angeles event is the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating campaign, following an event in Iowa last month, that drew 10 of the 19 candidates vying to take on US President Donald Trump. Continue Reading »