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Out Now! EILE Magazine’s August Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

HURRAY! This month’s edition of EILE Magazine is now working! If you were having trouble accessing the magazine, we apologise. Thanks for your patience – MKB (Ed.) 

Welcome to August’s edition of EILE Magazine! This month we feature musical artistes, Zander Bleck, Pontea, Stunt Lover, and Told Slant.

Galway Community Pride 2017 saw Galway put on a great festival despite some early setbacks. We have Dublin Fringe Festival news on Irish Modern Dance Theatre’s Everything Now, and Benjamin Britten’s opera, Owen Wingrave, and news on Mario Sughi’s art exhibition. Brian Rochford writes on the benefits of Vitamin E, and Lisa Reynolds reviews Christine Jorgensen and Told Slant. Our Travel section features Canada and Asia, Mark Anthony gives us his expertise on New York Fashion Week Men’s SS18, and Frances Winston reviews the latest films and the musical, Grease.

We also have LGBT news and entertainment from around the globe, so sit back, relax and enjoy this August 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

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Pierce Brosnan’s Film ‘I.T.’ Comes to Netflix On Friday

Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful, self-made man who has it all – a gorgeous wife (Anna Friel), a beautiful teenage daughter, and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home.

But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse, when his IT consultant, Ed (James Frecheville), starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter, and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs to rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis.

From Irish director, John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard, Max Payne) and starring an award-winning cast, including Golden Globe nominated Pierce Brosnan (James Bond, No Escape) and Anna Friel (Limitless, London Boulevard) as well as Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3) and James Frecheville (The Drop, Animal Kingdom).

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Australia: Top Olympian and Qantas boss urge support for same-sex marriage

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce

The head of Qantas Airways, Alan Joyce, and Australia’s most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, were among a growing number of campaigners calling on Monday for support for same-sex marriage in Australia ahead of a looming postal vote which has divided the country.

Australians will be asked their views on same-sex marriage in a non-compulsory non-binding ballot [plebiscite] due to begin next month. If the population votes in favour of gay marriage, then a vote in parliament is expected later in the year.

Australia is one of the few developed nations which has yet to legalise same-sex marriage despite a Newspoll on Monday, conducted for The Australian newspaper, showing it is supported by 63 percent of the population. Continue Reading »

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Denmark: Government Launch LGBTI Anti-Discrimination Plan

Danish Pride Parade 2017 – Image: Tobias Jørgensen

On 17 August, during Copenhagen Pride (official) week, the Danish government announced an upcoming LGBTI national action plan to prevent discrimination and promote security for the LGBTI community. The long-expected plan will be introduced in 2018.

Besides announcing the plan, the government also announced a cross ministerial LGBTI working group, and a responsible minister, Karen Ellemann.

“It’s a historic fingerprint and an ambitious agenda that the government is establishing in order to improve conditions and security for the LGBT community,” said Ellemann.

“I’m proud and pleased to co-ordinate and lead the work involving an action plan concerning the area. It is important to the government that we can all live the life we want to and be who we wish to be.”

ILGA-Europe hope that the plan will entail adequate funding, clear objectives, and include actions that cover sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics in order to fully embrace LGBTI issues in Denmark.

Danish LGBT activists LGBT Danmark, Sabaah,LGBT+ Ungdom, Copenhagen Pride (official), LGBT Asylum have worked hard for this initiative to come about.

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ILGA-Europe & TGEU: Applications to Seminar on LGBTI asylum

ILGA-Europe and TGEU invite you to apply to participate in a capacity building seminar on LGBTI asylum and a roundtable with public authorities in Brussels, from 27-28 November 2017Deadline for applications: 10 September 2017

Why a capacity building seminar and roundtable on LGBTI asylum?

For LGBTI asylum seekers, the existing EU asylum standards and their implementation are particularly problematic. Exposed to numerous specific risks in the form of harassment, exclusion, and various forms of violence, LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers face multiple vulnerabilities and marginalisations. These remain inconsistently addressed by governments, with some attentive to the specific needs of the LGBTI population and others seemingly dismissive. Continue Reading »

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Music: Pontea – Come Over

Los Angeles born, R&B/Soul/Pop artist, Pontea, has just released her debut EP, Unpredictable, and today we feature a great track from the album, called Come Over.

Come Over has a clear, pared-back style, with muted keyboards and stabby, rhythmic beats that allow her amazing voice to shine through unencumbered.

Pontea was always interested in music. When she was growing up, the self-described drama queen and theatre geek was involved in dance, musical theatre and choir. Her piano pieces frequently won composition awards, but Pontea’s songwriting was evolving to a more modern and pop-soul style. After high-school relationships ended, the songs would pour out one after the other. “A lot of my music is about breakups and makeups, the dysfunctions in relationships, moments of weakness and temptation….” she says. In Southern California, she has performed at iconic venues like The House of Blues, The Federal and Genghis Cohen.

Pontea’s debut EP, Unpredictable, sees her stepping outside her comfort zone, while remaining true to her own voice. She is really excited to release this new body of work into the world, which perfectly displays her wide range and unique sound. Watch out for our feature on Pontea in our upcoming August edition of EILE Magazine!


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Irish Modern Dance Theatre: ‘Everything Now’ At The Dublin Fringe Festival 2017

Photo: Julieta Cervantes

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre presents Everything Now, a world premiere at Dublin Fringe Festival 2017

Directed and Choreographed by John Scott, Lighting Design by Sarah Jane Shiels, Music by Brian Hogan, Costumes by Justine Doswell

Danced by Kevin Coquelard, Maurice Ivy, Sebastiao Mpembele Kamalandua and Ryan O’Neill

Everything Now | Smock Alley Theatre | 13-17 September 2017 | fringefest.com

“Our final gesture before we’re thrown off a cliff” – John Scott

Irish Modern Dance Theatre (IMDT) presents John Scott’s explosive new work Continue Reading »