Out Now! July/August 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the July/August 2019 issue of EILE Magazine!

We have a wide range of features for you this issue! Our music section features gay singer-songwriter, Tom Goss, US-based Amy Guess, Hawaiian all-girl band Crimson Apple, and West African singer-songwriter Myoa.

Lilian McCarthy writes about MTV’s latest show Come One Come All, an LGBTQ version of Are You The One?, which attempts to deal with sexual fluidity. Cork hosts the Pitched Circus Arts Festival, and Open House Design Festival. Hillsborough Castle has  launched a series of LGBTQ tours, and Frances Winston writes on film, Dublin’s recent Comic Con, and Kinky Boots. Brian Rochford tells men how to layer clothing to still look stylish in colder weather, and also writes about Health this issue. Lisa Reynolds retro-reviews the Mae West documentary, and Queen’s ‘Night at the Opera’.

Even more news, views and entertainment complete the issue, so find a quiet nook and enjoy reading our July/August 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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‘Asking For It’ returns to The Everyman Cork

Photo: Hugh O’Connor

Returning to the Everyman Stage next week for 11 performances only, from Thursday, September 26 until Saturday, October 5 (excl. Sunday) with matinee performances on October 3 and October 5

 Landmark Productions and The Everyman

in association with the Abbey Theatre

Asking for It
by Louise O’Neill

Audience reaction to the acclaimed stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s devastating novel was overwhelming. The initial run in The Everyman broke every box office record, and the run at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin also sold out well in advance of the production opening, and drew an extraordinary reaction on social mediaThis timely production returns to the Everyman next week, when audiences will have the chance to experience it for themselves.

Produced by Landmark Productions and The Everyman, Asking for It was adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh, in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs. Asking for It shines an unflinching light on the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence. One night in a small town in Co. Cork, where everyone knows everyone, things spiral terrifyingly out of control. What will happen now? – to Emma?  To her family? To the others? The cast includes Venetia Bowe, Dawn Bradfield, Sean Doyle, Kwaku Fortune, Liam Heslin, Aisling Kearns, Shane Lennon, Sile Maguire, Amy McElhatton, Tiernan Messitt-Green, Simon O’Gorman and Darragh Shannon.



The production runs from Thursday 26 September – Saturday 5 October (excluding Sunday), 7.30pm, and matinees will take place Thursday 3 October, 1pm, and Saturday 5 October at 2pm.

Tickets €40, concession €37, students €15, are available from The Everyman Box Office, phone 021 4501 673, or online at everymancork.com

Asking for It was a landslide winner of the Audience Choice Award at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for 2018

Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpQQyb9oexU


powerful, provocative, hard-hitting, shocking … a sharply observed and at times wincingly true-to-life portrayal of a family and its disintegration … funny, infuriating and unbearably sad   Irish Examiner

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Indonesia: President urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law changes

Indonesia – Image: Lonely Planet

Indonesia’s president, who on Friday ordered lawmakers to delay a planned vote on updates to the country’s penal code, has been urged to scrap the changes, as they would further persecute the country’s beleaguered LGBT+ community.

Under draft laws agreed by lawmakers and the government earlier this week, unmarried couples who “live together as a husband and wife” could be jailed for six months. Continue Reading »

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Brazil: Prosecutor orders indictments in gay councilwoman murder

Graffiti in tribute of late councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes, murdered last year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 18, 2019 – Image: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

(Reuters) – Brazil’s top public prosecutor on Tuesday ordered five people indicted over sabotaging efforts to investigate the assassination of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and said federal investigators would take over the case.

In comments to reporters on her last day in office, Brazil’s prosecutor general, Raquel Dodge, said she would charge two court officials, two police officers, and a lawyer, with obstructing investigations into the March 2018 slaying of Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes. Continue Reading »

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Myoa’s eclectic debut album, Beautiful Journey, is out now!

EILE has recently featured the amazing Myoa on our daily magazine, and in our bi-monthly edition (links below):



and now, the rising artist has just released her eclectic debut album, Beautiful Journey. With African influences, a powerful voice, and compelling lyrics, Myoa fully embodies her soul-pop-jazz sound. 

Comprised of twelve tracks, Beautiful Journey is a collection of songs written over many years, that expresses Myoa’s journey in life. She hopes to share a piece of her heart with her listeners through Beautiful Journey.

“This album is a combination of unique sounds and expressions, which flow perfectly, giving the listener a euphoric experience,” Myoa explains.

“In life, there are ups and downs, but each moment is part of your journey and you can choose to look at it in a beautiful way and see beauty through the ashes, and enjoy the simple and little things in life.” Myoa, who co-produced the album, alongside acclaimed producers including BigFootInYourFace, Cobhams Asuquo, Eddie Ferguson, Johnny Drille and Robert Eibach, believes that recording her first album “validates all my hard work as an independent artist.”

Beautiful Journey is now available to download and stream across all digital media platforms worldwide.

You can keep up with Myoa’s journey at MyoaMusic.com.

One of the tracks on Beautiful Journey – You:


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Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

LGBT activists protest the planned revision to Indonesia’s criminal code outside parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 12, 2018 – © 2018 AP Photo

The Indonesian parliament should substantially revise the proposed new criminal code to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch has stated. The current bill contains articles that will violate the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people, as well as freedom of speech and association.

“Indonesia’s draft criminal code is disastrous not only for women and religious and gender minorities, but for all Indonesians,” said Andreas Harsono, senior Indonesia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Lawmakers should remove all the abusive articles before passing the law.” Continue Reading »

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Film Review& Trailer : Ad Astra

Frances Winston reviews this latest science fiction film, starring Brad Pitt

Directed by: James Gray – Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland

Ad Astra means To The Stars, so the clue really is in the title here. Brad Pitt plays astronaut, Roy McBride, who is sent to Neptune to destroy an experiment that has been causing fatalities on earth. Plot twist/spoiler alert – the experiment is being run by his supposedly dead father, Clifford (Jones) and so Roy is forced to confront facts about his own life while trying to save the planet. Continue Reading »

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Great FREE Events For Culture Night This Year!

Frances Winston gives us a run-down on what we can expect from Culture Night this year, with some great events for the LGBTQ community!

From humble beginnings in 2006, Culture Night has grown to become an annual institution that sees cultural activities, venues, tours, and one-off events open to the public totally gratis for one night only.

It’s become so popular that Dublin Bus are even running free shuttle services between venues this year, to ensure that patrons can soak in as much of the events as possible.

The LGBTQI community hasn’t been overlooked either, with several fantastic activities taking place in various counties including: Continue Reading »