EILE Magazine Media Partners for Béar Féile 2015

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Dublin Bear's events, including Béar Féile 2015, will now be available here on EILE Magazine. Dublin Bear’s events, including Béar Féile 2015, will now be available here on EILE Magazine.

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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The Day I Held My Boyfriends Hand – #HumansofHomophobia Campaign by #UCCLGBT


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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Rights Groups Denounce Use Of BAI Complaints Procedures To “Chill” Equality Discussions

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BAITwo leading human rights organisations, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and Marriage Equality, have strongly criticised the use of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) complaints procedures to “chill” public discussions about equality.

The groups spoke out after the BAI Compliance Committee partially upheld a complaint against the Newstalk Breakfast Show (ref 101/14) today (20 November 2014).

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GLEN: BAI Decision On Marriage Discussion Raises Worrying Concerns About Open Public Debate

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RTÉ's Derek Mooney, presenter of the Mooney Show on RTÉ Radio 1. [Image: powerscourt.ie] RTÉ’s Derek Mooney, presenter of the Mooney Show on RTÉ Radio 1. [Image: powerscourt.ie]

“Can lesbian and gay people not now talk about their lives and their aspirations as Irish citizens on the airwaves, or about their experiences of love and commitment without somebody opposing them?”

So said GLEN Chair Kieran Rose, responding to today’s ruling by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upholding a complaint on a discussion on civil partnership and civil marriage on RTÉ’s Derek Mooney show last January. 

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#DublinPride: One Day To Go Until Ireland’s Biggest Pride Parade!

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dublinprideEoin Hendrick writes for EILE on the eve of Dublin Pride’s big parade day, when the city will come alive with colour, music and love

The countdown is on: only 24 hours remain until the largest LGBTQ pride parade takes to the streets of Dublin, commencing at 1.45pm tomorrow, Saturday 28 June.

Nearly all of Ireland’s LGBTQ community groups, along with businesses, political parties and civic groups, will rally at Parnell Square in Dublin city centre before marching through the city’s meandering streets.

Alongside these groups will be individuals, families, friends and LGBT allies, who are free to join in the parade at any point along its way – Dublin’s is one of the last European Pride Parades to remain open to all, with no barriers erected. This reflects Dublin Pride’s open and inclusive ethos – we welcome everyone to march with us – to celebrate and to be proud. 

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Vatican Document Advises More Tolerant Church for Gay Christians and Their Children

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0_Place_Saint-Pierre_-_VaticanThe Vatican has published a document yesterday, that advises the Catholic Church to be less critical of homosexuals, while also welcoming their children into the Church without prejudice. 

The 75-page document, titled ‘Instrumentum Laboris’, has been prepared ahead of the synod of Catholic bishops, which is set to take place at the Vatican in October this year. The document is based on a 39-question survey that was sent out to bishops across the world, who shared it with their priests to gather the opinions of parishioners worldwide. 

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