EILE Magazine

Film Review: The Grudge

Film Review: The Grudge

Frances Winston reviews this reboot of Japanese horror film, Ju-On (The Grudge) Directed by: Nicolas Pesce – Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver This was first announced in 2011 as a reboot of the 2004 Sarah Michelle Gellar remake of the Japanese horror film, Ju-On (The Grudge). Since […]

Trans study: Suicide risk lowers with puberty suppression for some

Trans study: Suicide risk lowers with puberty suppression for some

(Reuters Health) – While only a minority of transgender youth who want puberty-blocking medicines receive this treatment, a new study suggests they may have a lower suicide risk when they get it. Researchers examined survey data from 20,619 transgender adults, ages 18 to 36, who described their current mental health, as well as any interest […]

Mexico: Football calls time on homophobia

Mexico: Football calls time on homophobia

Mexican Ricardo Canabal gave up playing football when he was 21, unable to reconcile his sexuality with what LGBT+ campaigners say is a deep-rooted homophobia in the sport. Now 35, he has felt able to return to the game he loves, founding his own team of gay players in one of Mexico City’s amateur LGBT+ […]

THISISPOPBABY/St Patrick’s Festival present WHERE WE LIVE 2020

THISISPOPBABY/St Patrick’s Festival present WHERE WE LIVE 2020

THISISPOPBABY has announced the second edition of WHERE WE LIVE arts festival, a thrilling takeover and transformation of Project Arts Centre in the heart of Dublin city, from 11-21 March. With 22 shows and events from some of the best storytellers and makers on the Island, this festival-within-a-festival interrogates and celebrates what it means, and how it […]

Interview: Now China’s top transgender star eyes politics

Interview: Now China’s top transgender star eyes politics

China’s best known transgender celebrity says she never aspired to be an LGBT+ activist, but now Jin Xing has an eye on politics, saying she has the power and presence to help society. Jin admits her journey from teenaged soldier, to ballerina, to one of China’s top TV hosts, has been extraordinary, as has her […]

Cork: Live Art shows for Quarter Block Party in February

Cork: Live Art shows for Quarter Block Party in February

QUARTER BLOCK PARTY 2020’s LIVE ART PROGRAMME Various Venues across Cork City Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th February 2020 FULL LIVE ART LINE-UP: DEAD by Beauty and the Beast :: Andre Uerba’s Burn Time :: Queent, Monique Jenkinson (and her drag queen alter-ego Fauxnique) and Mica Sigourney (also known as VivvyAnne ForeverMORE) :: Lois Brown & […]

Ecuador: LGBT+ community suffering deadliest year in a decade

Ecuador: LGBT+ community suffering deadliest year in a decade

Last year was the deadliest in at least a decade for gay and transgender people in Ecuador, campaigners have said, citing a possible backlash against new laws enshrining LGBT+ rights. There were 16 murders or violent deaths involving LGBT+ people in the South American country in 2019, according to a report released by the Ecuadorian […]