History

New York: Stonewall Inn seeks help to fight closure after lockdown

New York: Stonewall Inn seeks help to fight closure after lockdown

The owners of New York City’s Stonewall Inn are appealing for help to save the historic LGBT+ bar from closure, after more than three months of not trading, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Greenwich Village bar that gave its name to the 1969 uprising, when its patrons fought back during a police raid, needs […]

US: Mira Lehr – 50th anniversary of Earth Day – Online art initiative

US: Mira Lehr – 50th anniversary of Earth Day – Online art initiative

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the artist, Mira Lehr, launches MiraVision, an online art initiative (see video below) to help people cope with social distancing. A year before the first Earth Day, she was chosen by the visionary, Buckminster Fuller, for his 1969 World Game project, to focus on Spaceship Earth. Now, a […]

Oscar Wilde – Bijou homes for Reading Gaol?

Oscar Wilde – Bijou homes for Reading Gaol?

Campaigners fear developers will carve bijou flats out of the British prison where playwright Oscar Wilde was jailed, […] after plans for an arts hub failed. HMP Reading, the forbidding Victorian prison that was ‘home’ to the Irish playwright from 1895 to 1897, closed in 2014, and has since hosted a raft of LGBT+ arts […]

Theatre Review: Killing Grandad

Theatre Review: Killing Grandad

Review By Frances Winston Killing Grandad The New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2 7.30pm nightly until 14th March – €18 Unless you are a huge fan of Irish mythology, you may not have heard of Balor of the Evil Eye, and his grandson, Lugh, on whose story this play is based.

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the January/ February 2020 issue of EILE Magazine! Weatherwise, it hasn’t turned out to be a great New Year, and the Coronavirus hasn’t helped, but when you see what EILE has in store for you, you’ll cheer up no end! Musicwise, we feature Nico Grund, Ventresca, Hawktail, and a Supergrass review by Frances […]

‘Kings who were queens’ – Britain’s hidden LGBT+ history

‘Kings who were queens’ – Britain’s hidden LGBT+ history

From ‘kings who were queens’ to lesbian lawmakers and reformist governments, Britain’s history is awash with LGBT+ characters – and tourists want to know about them. As Britain marks LGBT History Month, its parliament has increased the number of tours dedicated to the hidden history of LGBT lives, in response to unprecedented demand.

IDGTF: Season’s Greeting from the Gay Theatre Festival!

IDGTF: Season’s Greeting from the Gay Theatre Festival!

      The submissions for the 17th edition of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival are now all in! A total of 60 plays were submitted, with a record of 23 Irish plays – their highest number yet. The work for Artistic Director, Brian Merriman, can now begin; putting together the programme for the […]

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

A bisexual British veteran, who was kicked out of the navy because of his sexuality, is set to become the first of many to get his medals back, and an apology from the British military for the way he was treated. Joe Ousalice, 68, had served for almost 18 years as a radio operator, when […]

Theatre Review: LGBT+ Drama – ‘Faultline’

Theatre Review: LGBT+ Drama – ‘Faultline’

Frances Winston reviews this drama about the early days of the Irish Gay Rights Movement in the 80s  Faultline 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 Runs until December 1st – Tickets €15-28 Shows run nightly Tuesday-Sunday, 8pm and 9.30pm 5.30pm shows every Friday and Saturday. No shows on Mondays. Recommended for audiences of 16+ This […]

Video: Stonewall national tour headlines Art Basel Miami

Video: Stonewall national tour headlines Art Basel Miami

https://www.thirteen.org/programs/nyc-arts/nyc-arts-choice-art-after-stonewall-19691989-xztjr4/ This video (link above) beautifully showcases the powerful artworks in ‘Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989’, which now leaves New York to headline Art Basel season in Miami (until January 5). This unprecedented survey of LGBT+ art-making, from the first two decades following the Stonewall Riots, features 200 works, including art by Warhol, Arbus, Chicago, Wong, […]