EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes a moment to reflect on a historic moment that, in some ways, shows how far we have come
Late last week, a former Irish government minister criticised his own political party for lacking “energy and urgency” in their campaign to support Ireland’s upcoming referendum on marriage equality.
For a former senior politican such as Pat Carey (who served as Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2010 to 2011) to criticise his own political party, Fianna Fáil, on the issue is constructive, and supports the marriage equality cause in Ireland.
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The beautiful quayside of Nyhavn is popular with tourists, which also makes it quite expensive. [Image: Scott De Buitléir] EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes off to Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö for a romantic weekend getaway
Copenhagen might not be a top holiday destination in the minds of many people, but it ought to be. The Danish capital is full of great bars & cafés, beautiful architecture, wonderful food and friendly faces to boot.
Flying directly from Dublin, it takes about two hours to get to Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup,
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Love is in the air, as we chat to MarriagEquality’s Gráinne Healy ahead of the marriage referendum in May. We get ready for Béar Féile 2015 in March chatting with Mr Bear Ireland, Jozef Certan, as well as the band WOLF from the UK. We also chat with Stephen Donnan, founder of the new cross-border equality group, #LoveProudly2015.
As well as all that, we have lots of music, interviews, books, film, opinion pieces, and so much more!
Read or download this month’s issue by clicking on the cover image or visiting issuu.com/eilemagazine!
Scott De Buitléir writes about a recent weekend in London, and a realistic Yuletide wish
My boyfriend and I took a trip over to London for the weekend, something I had been looking forward to for ages. London at Christmastime is just magical, energetic, and just as romantic as I had hoped.
We weren’t the only couple who were enticed to the Christmas Markets. Just near the Tate Modern, we both spotted this adorable young gay couple, holding hands as they wandered between the crowds and the little huts. They were probably no older than about 21, and both my boyfriend & I couldn’t help but smile at them, clearly completely in love.
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EILE Magazine is delighted to announce that it is teaming up with Dublin Bears to become Official Media Partner for Béar Féile 2015, the jam-packed bear weekend which will take place next March.
Over the coming months in the lead-up to March, you can find out about the latest news and event updates from the Dublin Bears here on EILE Magazine – both on our daily-updated website and in our monthly editions.
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I held my boyfriends hand yesterday. I caught it, as I usually do on University College Cork campus and held it until we reached the main gates, only this time I didn’t let go. We moved along the Western Road, towards Washington Street, and as we reached the innards of Cork City something strange lingered over me.
I had become anxious, and soon I wasn’t speaking, I was afraid.
I shot glances around in my silence, searching for anyone who might do us harm, I felt an unease as cars slowed down next to us…I wondered whether they would shout “faggot,” or “queer,” at us, as they had done before in previous relationships of mine and other eras of times when I felt like showing my love and affection in the act of simple hand holding. I wanted to keep holding because it was cold, and it felt so comforting…
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The market is organised by Dialogue & Diversity in order to raise fund for Marriage Equality ahead of next year’s
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