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Out Now! EILE Magazine July 2017 Edition – FREE to read or download!

Welcome to the July issue of EILE Magazine!

EILE’s July musical artistes include Prime, Northern National, and Christine & The Queens, and we give the rundown on the GAZE and FRINGE festivals. Mark Anthony writes about that amazing spectacle, London Fashion Week Men’s SS18, Brian Rochford writes on vitamins and minerals, and Lisa Reynolds tells us about the ongoing Chechnya LGBTQ petitions. Our travel section features the Seychelles and California, and Frances Winston reviews the latest films and theatre. We also have news, views and entertainment from around the globe, so sit  back and  enjoy our July 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

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.

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US: Trump – Transgender People To Be Banned From U.S. Military

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump said today, Wednesday 26 July, that he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, an action appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands of transgender service members.

Trump’s announcement, in a series of Twitter posts, drew swift condemnation from rights groups and some lawmakers in both parties as “raw prejudice” with purely political motives. But it was praised by conservative activists and some Republicans. Continue Reading »

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BeLonG To: Let’s Talk About Drugs…

“Young people are only ever told to not take drugs, and they are never given information on how to take drugs safely”

This was just one of the many responses BeLonG To received when they conducted a Drugs and Alcohol Attitudes Survey with LGBT+ youth. Continue Reading »

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Tide turns in AIDS fight yet ‘unacceptable’ death toll across sub-Saharan Africa

Image: Wikicommons

The tide may have turned in the global fight against AIDS, but too many people in sub-Saharan Africa are developing and dying of AIDS-related diseases, due to limited testing and problems with treatment, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday (25 July).

More than half of people infected with HIV worldwide are now getting drugs, and AIDS-related deaths have almost halved since 2005, putting the world on track to hit the target of 30 million people on treatment by 2020, the United Nations said last week. Continue Reading »

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Galway Community Pride Festival 2017 – 7th to 13th August!

With less than two weeks until Galway Pride kicks off (7th – 13th August) their are still some amazing fundraisers coming up that everyone can take part in!
 
On Thursday 27th July in Nova, there’s round two of Pride Idol, the X-Factor style singing and now lip-syncing competition. 

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Anchorage: Anti-LGBTQ Activists Attempt To Reverse Transgender Protections

In Anchorage, Alaska, anti-equality activists claim to have submitted 8,500 signatures, in an attempt to qualify for a ballot measure. The measure is aimed at gutting protections for transgender residents and visitors, in the city’s non-discrimination ordinance, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

The city clerk must verify that at least 5,753 signatures are from registered Anchorage voters in order for the discriminatory initiative to be placed on the April 3, 2018, mayoral ballot.

“Anti-equality activists are hell-bent on reversing the progress made for LGBTQ equality in Anchorage and across the country”

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Australia: Senior Minister Calls For Postal Vote On Same-sex Marriage

Australian Minister Peter Dutton – Image: smh.com.au

(Reuters) One of Australia’s most senior ministers yesterday, Sunday 23rd, reignited debate on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised, proposing a national postal vote on the issue.

Conservative Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s policy is for a national vote, or plebiscite, but that proposal was defeated in the Senate in late 2016. Continue Reading »

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Don’t Miss: Club GASS For Galway Pride 2017 – 11th & 12th August!

We know we gave you the line-up for Galway Pride at Club GASS for Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August (yesterday on EILE) but just to remind you, we feature this poster which says it all, and don’t forget Mr Pussy is the special guest for the event.

Miss Kiki St Clair will play the hostess with the mostest at the Róisín Dubh in Dominick Street, Galway, with Regina George, and special guests, and DJ John and DJ duo Swim will spin the discs.

Miss Twirley Chassie and Club GASS regulars, Dona and Athena also add to the fun, with Miss Eileen Dover, Dusty Flaps and Tommy Wantit.

And at 11pm on Saturday, you can’t miss the UV party with DJ duo, Swim!

Have a great Pride 2017, Galway!

You can keep up to date with Galway Pride by visiting their Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/clubgass/