The July issue of EILE Magazine, featuring the wonderful Conchita Wurst, is now available to download and read for free!In this month’s issue, Eurovision winner Conchita talks about LGBT rights, equal marriage and why she has a soft spot for Ireland. We look at fostering in the first of our new series on LGBT parenting, and also take a look at the upcoming Cork Pride festival later this month. Also this month, Continue Reading »
A Chinese gay man is taking legal action against a gay conversion therapy clinic and China’s top search engine for being traumatised following electro-shock therapy. The shock treatment was administered after he was told to think about men.
The gay man, giving his name as Xiao Zhen, is suing Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic, Continue Reading »
GLEN, the Gay & Lesbian Equality Network are recruiting for an intern position to join their Diversity Champions programme team. Diversity Champions is Ireland’s network of LGBT inclusive employers, working with Ireland’s leading companies, their Human Resources, Diversity Executives and LGBT Employee Networks to enhance and support the visibility of LGBT people in the workplace. Continue Reading »
The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services has now revised its regulations for prospective parents with HIV.
In response to an appeal from Lambda Legal, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has revised its regulations concerning licensing prospective foster parents to remove a requirement that foster parents be free of a list of communicable diseases that included HIV. Continue Reading »
In the latest EILE Magazine podcast, Scott chats to Seán Ó Néill, Chair of Belfast Pride, to find out about how the city is rallying behind Belfast’s LGBT community. Also, the 22nd GAZE International LGBT Film Festival in Dublin is about to kick off, and we hear from the festival’s programmer, Emma Connors, about what can be expected this year.
Recorded July 30, 2014. (Like what you hear? Don’t forget you can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes by clicking here).
Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was recently deemed unconstitutional by a federal appeals court, in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.
According to Associated Press, the judges at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA, ruled 2-1 that the American state’s ban against same-sex marriage, and denying recognition of such unions in other U.S. states, violate the American Constitution. Judge Henry F. Floyd said that the state’s current legislation “impermissibly infringe[s] on its citizens’ fundamental right to marry.” Continue Reading »
Colin Fallesen presents the PinkSixty LGBT News round-up for Tuesday, July 29. Stories featured today include Virginia’s equal marriage ban being declared unconstitutional; the One Scotland LGBT equality campaign and much more.
The Star Trek star turned LGBT activist, George Takei, was recently interviewed for the American NPR radio programme, Fresh Air. On the show, Takei discussed his fascinating life growing up in a Japanese internment camp, his time as a closeted gay actor, and coming out.
Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show Star Trek. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary To Be Takei may interest more people in Takei’s life.
Takei’s personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.
Listen to the full and fascinating programme from NPR here.