Tag Archive | Derry

NI: Permanent rainbow crossing in Derry

NI: Permanent rainbow crossing in Derry

“Our vision for a permanent rainbow crossing at a prominent position in Derry city centre has been realised. Contractors completed the work [on] Monday evening, Sep 6th, shortly before midnight”, said Jim Doherty, Chairperson of Foyle Pride Committee 2020. “We would like to thank the Foyle Pride Committee 2020 for initiating this project, and Derry […]

Derry Girls S1 – Now on Netflix Ireland

Derry Girls S1 – Now on Netflix Ireland

All 6 episodes of Derry Girls Season 1 are now on Netflix in Ireland.      Derry Girls is the hilarious comedy series from acclaimed writer, Lisa McGee, who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy, set against the spectre of The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Listen: Susie blue – She Is

Listen: Susie blue – She Is

On EILE’s music slot today, we are delighted to feature SHE IS, the latest single from rising Northern Irish artist and LGBTQ activist, Susie blue, an Indie-Pop-Rocker hailing from Derry, with her distinctive gay indie-pop vibe.  Permeated with a ‘spirit of the 90s’ indie sound, and noughties’ synths, SHE IS is DIY retro at its […]

Foyle Pride Launches Today for Derry~Londonderry

Foyle Pride Launches Today for Derry~Londonderry

Final preparations are being made for the annual 21st Foyle Gay Pride Festival in Derry~Londonderry, taking place from today, August 20, until Saturday, August 24. Shá Gillespie, chairperson of the festival, explained that not only is Foyle Pride a celebration of the LGBT community, but also an important cultural event for the entire city: 

Watch: Gay & Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland

Watch: Gay & Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland

The team at GLYNI have launched a new video to reach out to LGBTQ young people living in Northern Ireland, raising awareness of the youth project that is part of the region’s oldest and largest LGBT volunteer organisation, Cara-Friend. 

Derry Stands in Solidarity with LGBT Ugandans

Derry Stands in Solidarity with LGBT Ugandans

Members of Derry’s LGBT community came together yesterday evening to show their solidarity with and support for their LGBT friends in Uganda, in protest at the horrific anti-gay laws that could be passed with the simple signature of President Yoweri Museveni.

Cities Across Ireland Protest Sochi Games Over Russian Anti-Gay Laws

Cities Across Ireland Protest Sochi Games Over Russian Anti-Gay Laws

Cities across Ireland, north and south, bore witness to several protests by the LGBT community against Russia’s anti-gay laws, coinciding with the launch of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Several protests by the LGBT community and other human rights supporters look place in Dublin, Belfast, Limerick, Galway and Derry, showing solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia, […]

Update: Poots Protestor Gillespie Speaks Out

Update: Poots Protestor Gillespie Speaks Out

The activist who raised a rainbow flag behind Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health, Edwin Poots, (previously reported by EILE here) at an event in Derry City, has spoken to EILE Magazine. Shá Gillespie, the Derry-based LGBT rights campaigner and former chair of Foyle Pride, spoke of her reasons behind the protest: 

EXCLUSIVE: Edwin Poots Met With Rainbow Flag in Derry

EXCLUSIVE: Edwin Poots Met With Rainbow Flag in Derry

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health, Edwin Poots, was met with a “LegenDerry” welcome from LGBT rights activists yesterday, as a rainbow flag was held up behind him at an event in Derry City. (Update here}. Mr Poots was visiting Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry yesterday evening, when some members of the local LGBT community decided to […]

LISTEN: Soprano Aoife Miskelly on The Importance of Being Earnest

LISTEN: Soprano Aoife Miskelly on The Importance of Being Earnest

In our November digital issue of EILE Magazine, we feature the brilliantly funny new opera by Gerald Barry, The Importance of Being Earnest, based on the famous Oscar Wilde play. You can read the article in Issue 06, available now. In the above interview, EILE‘s Scott De Buitléir chats with soprano Aoife Miskelly, who plays […]