Out Now! EILE Magazine May/June 2017 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the May/June issue of EILE Magazine!

EILE’s music section this month offers an eclectic selection, as we feature Phoenix, Catherine McGrath, Emily Keener, The Howlin’ Souls, and Evan WestfalBrian Rochford writes on pain management , and Lisa Reynolds writes on Stephen Fry and religion. Frances Winston reviews some new movies, and our Travel section features exotic Maldives and Florida destinations. Mark Anthony writes about men’s swimwear, Women’s Aid NI write about domestic abuse and the death of Connie Leonard, Bear Pride have their line-up sorted, and Stunt Lover are giving two free gigs! We also have The Switch, a new trans sitcom, the NW LGBT Theatre Festival, a new LGBT web series called Awful Gays, and news and entertainment from around the globe, so we hope you enjoy this May/June 2017 issue of EILE Magazine!

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Top Television News Anchors Who Identify As LGBTQ

Irish news presenter Jonathan Rachel Clynch – Image: Irish Times

Around the world, LGBTQ television newscasters have a prominent profile in most countries. In their role as daily newscasters, and commentators, they convey an aura of reliability,integrity, and diversity, in an ever-changing domain of news and current affairs.
They are usually at the forefront of breaking news, reflecting the presence of the LGBTQ people in broader society. Continue Reading »

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Award-winning space exploration Irish film The Farthest releases In Irish cinemas July 28

Written and directed by Emer Reynolds, Produced by Crossing The Line Productions, Ireland, 2017

It is one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity. THE FARTHEST celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

The award-winning documentary, The Farthest, which tells the story of NASA’s iconic Voyager mission and its Golden Record, will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday, 28 July.

Speaking about the release, the Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning director, Emer Reynolds, said:

“As an epic space adventure, we are over the moon that Irish audiences will soon be able to experience the wonderful story of Voyager on the big screen.  This is a film for anyone who has ever looked up and wondered….”.

It’s one of humankind’s greatest achievements.  More than 12 billion miles away, a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so.

Launched in August 1977, and originally designed to visit just Jupiter and Saturn, the mission was so successful that it was extended to visit Uranus and Neptune, and is still exploring to this day. Voyager has defied all the odds, survived countless near misses, and almost 40 years later continues to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances, with less computing power than a modern hearing aid.

An entirely Irish production, The Farthest includes interviews with 30 of the original scientists and engineers who built and flew the ground-breaking mission, never-seen-before archive footage from inside NASA, along with spectacular CGI, designed and created by Irish talent.

The Farthest not only celebrates these magnificent machines, the people who built them, and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could have ever hoped, but it also explores what it is to be human, and the mysteries that define our existence.

The Farthest has been capturing the imaginations of audiences across the globe since its world premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival earlier this year, where it picked up three awards for Best Irish Documentary, the AUDI-ence Award, and the George Byrne Maverick Award (Emer Reynolds).

The Farthest has gone on to screen at some of the world’s most renowned film festivals, including Tribeca and the Sydney International Film Festival, where it just received another Audience Award, and it will screen this week at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Farthest was produced by John Murray and Clare Storage for Crossing the Line Films.  Wildcard Distribution will be releasing the film in Irish cinemas on July 28.

Twitter @TheFarthestFilm

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LGBT Helpline and eir to promote positive mental health at today’s Dublin Pride

The LGBT Helpline, the national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, is teaming up with eir to promote positive mental health at today’s Dublin Pride parade.

The parade will commence at St. Stephen’s Green South at 2pm today (Sat. 24 June) finishing with a Pride Party in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7. Continue Reading »

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Dublin Pride 2017 Parade Route, Highlights and Safety Update

Hope you have a very happy and very safe Pride Day!

The Dublin Pride Parade will be taking place today June 24th. Participants gathering from 11am. Parade begins at 2pm sharp.

People and floats will be assembling at St. Stephen’s Green.


Dublin Pride are hosting a pre-parade rally at St Stephen’s Green South, from 12 noon onwards, on the George float, with speeches and entertainment.


Parade Assembly is at St. Stephen’s Green South (with entertainment and speeches from 12 noon) before starting at 2pm sharp.




For safety reasons, you are requested to leave bags at home today – backpacks and large bags will not be allowed. See notice:







Some of the highlights of this year’s Pride Day:


Bears on Parade – Dublin Bear Pride

St. Stephens Green South – Gathering at 1pm at the start of the Parade.

Dublin Pride Parade From Stephen’s Green to Smithfield
The 2017 Dublin Pride Parade will be assembling from 12 noon, and be departing through Dublin from 2pm sharp.
Pantibar Pride Block Party Pantibar, Capel Street, Dublin 1.
Party in the Square – Official Dublin Pride After Party Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.
End point of the 2017 Dublin Pride Parade. With special guests and performers.
GOLD Post Parade Tea Party Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1.
(Alcohol free.)
Pride Saturday @ The George The George, Georges Street, Dublin 2
Bears & Beards – Dublin Bear Pride The Barbers, Smithfield
Dublin Bear Pride at The Barbers, Smithfield, official post-parade party.
Mother Pride Block Party 2017 Tivoli Grounds, 35-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Odessa All Day Pride Social Odessa, 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2.
Pride at Street66, Street66, Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
Resident djs Pixie Woo, Gerry Moore and guests all day plus live Morrissey Tribute.
WE PARTY Olympic Gaymes – Euphoria  The Button Factory, Temple Bar.
‘Running Amach’ Pride Day Party
Annual ‘Running Amach’ Pride Party for LGBTQ women. Private Members Bar.
George not Michael – Dublin Bear Pride Oscars Bar, Christchurch.
Qween Pride PartyThe Palace, Camden Street, Dublin
Spinster Pride Party Sycamore Street (Bad Bobs), Temple Bar, Dublin.
STREET66 – Dublin Bear Pride Street66, Parliament Street, Dublin 2.


Hangover Acoustic Sessions Street66, Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
Pride Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar The George, Georges Street, Dublin 2


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US: Trump-Pence Endorse Agenda of Anti-LGBTQ Organisation

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US Vice President: Mike Pence

Yesterday (22 June) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) condemned the Trump Administration’s plans to celebrate an organization dedicated to undermining LGBTQ people and families. 

Today, Pence — who has his own long and extensive record opposing LGBTQ equality — will speak on behalf of the Trump Administration at an anniversary celebration of Focus on the Family, a right wing organisation that peddles harmful junk science like conversion therapy, and lobbies for the erosion of rights for LGBTQ people and families. Continue Reading »

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GLOW – Ladies’ Wrestling Series Premieres Today on Netflix!

It’s GLOW day today (23 June) on Netflix. Time to celebrate the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling!
GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling.

 In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress, who left the business Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: Baby Driver

Frances Winston feels that this film has some good performances, and its action scenes slickly-choreographed.

Directed by: Edgar Wright – Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal

Given that his previous directorial efforts include The Cornetto Trilogy and Scott Pilgrim vs the World, when you see Edgar Wright’s name attached to a flick, you know it’s not going to be a straightforward narrative. Here he gives us a ‘jukebox heist movie’, with some of the most slickly-choreographed fight and shoot-out scenes you will ever see. Continue Reading »