Out Now! EILE Magazine’s May/June 2018 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the May/June 2018 issue of EILE Magazine!

In this issue, Pride month has come round once again, and along with some great Dublin Pride events, our Furry Friends, the Dublin Bears, have some treats in store, starting with a fundraiser game show for Gay Switchboard Ireland.

Our music section includes Slovenian Anja Kotar, Scottish band Skerryvore, and a singer who calls himself The Magic Lantern, aka Jamie Doe, who features Stonewall activist and drag-artist, Lavinia Co-op of Bloo-lips fame, in his music video, Lydia.

Paul Dowling interviews the writer/director of a new musical about Irish transman, Albert Cashier, and Brian Rochford gives us some great fashion advice for the Summer. Lisa Reynolds reviews a documentary on the Stonewall Riots and an album by James Byron. Frances Winston reviews some great gigs, theatre, and film, Brian Rochford tells us how to stay healthy in the sun, and our Travel section features India and Canada.

So we hope you enjoy this May/June edition of EILE Magazine, with more LGBT news, views, and great entertainment, and we hope you enjoy your Pride celebrations, and stay safe, wherever you are!

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Video: The Ramona Flowers – Ghost

Another fabulous track from UK-based, indie/rock/electronic band, The Ramona Flowers! The new single is called Ghost, from their third album, Strangers, and the band are evolving into a force to be reckoned with on the world stage. Explaining their growing popularity, even with U2’s Bono, lead singer, Steve Bird, says:

“We’ve supported a lot of bands and done our own shows and so I think people have just seen us and told other people about us. I suppose it’s more of an old-fashioned way of doing things.”

Whatever it is, The Ramona Flowers have it!

Listen to Ghost, and see what you think.


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FGG: Afro Games 9-14 December 2018

The FGG is delighted to announce the first LGBT+ international sports event in Africa!

The event is being organised in partnership with South African FGG member organisation, KZN LGBT Recreation.

For updates, you can follow at:


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Film Review & Trailer: Hotel Artemis

Frances Winston reviews Hotel Artemis, a film about a future dystopian Los Angeles 

Directed by: Drew Pearce – Starring: Jodie Foster, Sterling K Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella

So many movies have been set in LA in a dystopian future at this stage, that you have to wonder if filmmakers are telegraphing some terrible fate for the sunshine state.

This movie, set in 2028, sees LA overrun with people protesting the privatisation of water, which has made it unaffordable to the average person – something that will no doubt resonate with Irish audiences after the Irish Water furore. Continue Reading »

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Taste Kildare for free for a year!

The K Club hosts the first annual Taste of Kildare festival, which takes place on Sunday August 19

To celebrate the Taste of Kildare food festival, organisers County Kildare Tourism are giving one lucky winner the chance to dine out for a year in 12 of Kildare’s best restaurants.

The winner can eat out once a month and experience some of the county’s best food and hospitality. Continue Reading »

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Film Review & Trailer: The Incredibles 2

Frances Winston reviews the long-awaited second movie in The Incredibles franchise

Directed by: Brad Bird – Starring the voices of: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson

It’s taken 14 years for this sequel to reach our screens, and while the voice actors may be older and grizzlier, their on-screen personas haven’t aged, so this story can pick up a mere three months after the original film. This does mean that having some knowledge of the first flick will enhance your enjoyment of this movie, so if you haven’t seen it, I would definitely check it out before going. Continue Reading »

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UK: LGBT asylum seekers denied refuge due to unfair demands – charity

LGBT Asylum Seekers Welcome Here – Socialist Worker banner, London Pride 2011 – Image: Nicole Rowbottom

An estimated 6 percent of all asylum claims made in Britain between July 2015 and March 2017 were based on sexual orientation

Gay and transgender asylum seekers in Britain are being unfairly denied refuge because authorities are demanding excessive proof of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and rejecting claims based on flawed assumptions, a charity said last Thursday (12th).

LGBTQI people claiming asylum face insensitive and inappropriate questioning, and are routinely disbelieved, said a report by the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG). Continue Reading »

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Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

(Reuters) – Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character, following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community, who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor.

Johansson, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, had agreed to take a role in Rub & Tug, as Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, a real-life American crime kingpin, who used his massage parlor as a front for prostitution in the 1970s and 1980s.

Gill was born a woman, but identified as a man. It was the second time Johansson, an American of European descent, found herself in the middle of a casting controversy, after appearing in 2017’s Ghost in the Shell, in a role originally conceived as a Japanese character. Continue Reading »