We have had some glorious weather right across Ireland over the past few days, so if you’ve missed some of our content here on Eile because you’ve tried to catch some sun, don’t worry! Here’s our Weekend Round-Up to let you relax and look back over the last few days.
Monday was the launch of our very first digital issue, available to read and for free download from our friends at Issuu. EILE Magazine Issue 01 features interviews with John Lyons TD, a look at the future of LGBT media and opinion pieces on politics, dating and even the afterlife! Sign up to future issues by following us on issue.com/eilemagazine.
Acting Out, Dublin’s LGBT amateur acting group, is looking for potential playwrights for their upcoming ‘Coming Out Day’ show in October. In international news, the House of Lords endorses the equal marriage bill for England & Wales, while legislators in Illinois apologise for their recent inaction on their own marriage equality bill.
College-level Republicans in the US are calling on their own party to support marriage equality after the topic was debated at their recent congress. Meanwhile, we give you an extract from John Lyons’ interview with Eile, which can be read in full in Issue 01.
Clément Méric, an 18-year-old gay rights activist from France is left brain-dead in hospital after a savage attack by a group of skinheads in Paris. He was pronounced dead soon afterwards, succumbing to his injuries from the attack.
In other news, Lush Cosmetics teams up with Dublin Pride and MarriagEquality, and Frances Winston reviews the film After Earth.
Our Fashion Friday returns as Lewis Robert Cameron works with Northern Ireland-based jewellery designer, Duncan Chambers, along with some beautiful photography by Simon Crawford.
Glória announce their upcoming summer concert at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, while speculations arise over the Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn’s recent decision to call a special session of the state legislature.
Remember, you can always look back at Eile’s past content by visiting our archive!