Out Now! Mar/Apr 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the March/April 2019 issue of EILE Magazine.

In this issue, we have an eclectic mix of goodies in store for you!

In our Music section, we feature Irish singer-songwriters, Jack Rua, PureGrand (aka Luke Faulkner) from Dublin, and Susie Blue from Derry. We have coming out and self-acceptance stories from Oregon-based writer, Shaley Howard, and Cork-based singer/radio presenter, Darragh McGannBrian Rochford writes on Health, and also tells us about DILF men’s fashion and what’s hot for Summer, and Lisa Reynolds reviews a Felix Shepherd album and Sister Act the musical. Our resident marvel, Frances Winston, reviews some great Films and a talk by Rose McGowan at the NCH, and our Travel break is about Culloden Estate, NI.

All this and lots more news, views and entertainment in this issue, so sit back and enjoy our March/April 2019 edition of EILE Magazine!

FREE to read or download! Just click on the magazine icon above right, or far right sidebar if you want the full pantheon of EILE monthly issues.

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NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

Belfast – Image: qub.ac.uk

(Reuters) – Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status.

Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May, despite opinion polls in recent years showing most in the region are in favour. Continue Reading »

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‘One Two, One Two’ Heads to Edinburgh Fringe 31 July-25 August 2019

One Two, One Two are delighted to announce that they will debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this Summer, with their award-winning, box office hit, Everything I Do, at Summerhall, from 31 July until 25 August 2019.  

Based on personal material, Everything I Do, is an intimate and soulful music-driven theatre show, featuring original pop songs, written and performed by Zoe Ní Riordáin, with direction by Maud Lee. Continue Reading »

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NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

Lyra McKee (L) and Sara Canning (R) in a handout photograph. Sara Canning via Thomson Reuters Foundation.

An outpouring of anger and grief over the killing of Northern Irish journalist ,Lyra McKee, should spur politicians to put their differences aside, and introduce equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, her partner said on Friday.

McKee, a journalist and campaigner for LGBT+ rights, was fatally shot by an Irish nationalist militant while reporting on riots in Londonderry on April 18.

Her bereaved partner, Sara Canning, said she had lost their dream of being able to legally marry in their home country, but hoped the response to McKee’s killing might bring change. Continue Reading »

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IDGTF 2019: Final Chance to See Week Two Shows! Festival ends on Sunday!!

The second week of the 16th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is almost drawing to its close! Saturday night will see the last performances, and the IDGTF hold their annual Gala Night on Sunday, 19 May at 8.00pm.
Book your tickets HERE!  Don’t forget their €10 Saturday matinees tomorrow at 2:30pm & 4pm.

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BeLonG To: National School Climate Survey

IDAHOBIT 2019It’s 29 years since the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality as a mental illness from the International Classification of Diseases.

May 17th is now IDAHOBIT – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia – a time to champion inclusion and build a better world for the LGBTI+ community.

BeLonG To are excited to launch their first National School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University, in the USA. Continue Reading »

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Latest Rainbow Europe Report: LGBT+ community in Ireland still do not have equal rights

Ireland has been ranked 17th out of 49 European countries, in the annual Rainbow Europe report on LGBT+ people’s human rights. 

European election candidate, Dominic Hannigan, highlighted the ranking yesterday (16th May), saying Ireland still has “some way to go before LGBT+ people enjoy equal rights”.

The Rainbow Europe report was published this week, and gives Ireland an overall score of 47 per cent in achieving LGBT+ rights. Continue Reading »

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George Clooney criticised by LGBT+ activists in Indonesia and Malaysia

George Clooney – Image: bbc.com

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT+ activists on Tuesday [last], after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei a “warning shot” to Indonesia and Malaysia should they consider introducing similar anti-gay laws. Continue Reading »