Out Now! May/June 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the May/June 2019 issue of EILE Magazine!

In this edition, we feature ‘Art After Stonewall 1969-89’, an upcoming exhibition at the Frost Art Museum FIU Florida, the GAZE Film Festival in Dublin, and an article on the importance of Pride and visibility by Shaley Howard.

Our music section welcomes Wes Mason, Lulise, Rainne and Raff Pylon, and Lisa Reynolds reviews film short, Pillow Talk, and a retro album by Kim Petras. Brian Rochford advises on men’s summer fashion, and Frances Winston reviews some great films, Hugh Jackman’s stage show, and Nile Rogers & Chic.

Brian Rochford also gives us some strategies for quitting smoking, as we all become more health conscious, and our Travel section features the beautiful Canary Islands.

All this and lots more news, views and entertainment in this issue, so sit back and enjoy our May/June 2019 edition of EILE Magazine!

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US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

On Friday last (16th), the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) released its 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

A record 680 health care facilities actively participated in this year’s survey, and, even as Trump-Pence continue their assault on LGBTQ-inclusive health care, 406 of them earned a top score of 100. They received HRC’s coveted “Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality” designation. In addition, the HRC Foundation proactively researched key policies at 1,000 non-participating hospitals across the nation. Continue Reading »

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London: First ParaPride calls on LGBT+ community to support disabled members

ParaPride London 2019 – Image: timeout.com

Disabled LGBT+ people called on the wider gay community to be more inclusive, and address internal discrimination, at the launch of London’s first ever ParaPride on Saturday.

Hosted at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London – listed as a historic building in 2015 because of its significance to the LGBT+ community – the event drew several hundred people to an afternoon of panel discussions and stage acts. Continue Reading »

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ILGA: Job Vacancy – Comms & Media Officer – Deadline 19 August


ILGA-Europe are looking for a Communications and Media Officer to work with the staff team in Brussels.

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 19 August 2019 (17:00 CET)

  • Please note that only completed application forms are accepted.

The Communications and Media Officer will be responsible for ensuring a high profile for the organisation and current issues for LGBTI people with key European stakeholders, and for developing content about ILGA-Europe’s work and strategic issues for the European LGBTI movement.

The post holder will, among other tasks, ensure ILGA-Europe has strong day-to-day working relationships with key media outlets, working on European affairs (in Brussels and at national level) as well as with more specialised LGBTI media; lead in organising profiling activities to enhance the visibility of ILGA-Europe with European-level media and institutional stakeholders; respond to press enquiries and draft press releases; contribute to expanding ILGA-Europe’s social media profile; develop materials to strengthen the capacity of national LGBTI organisations on strategic communication and to support journalists to work on LGBTI issues.

The deadline for application is approaching fast, so visit


for more information, and to apply.

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US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

Barred from the bathroom, harassed on campus and suspended from school, transgender students report a host of problems at US colleges. They also run a higher risk of suicide, according to research released on Friday.

A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine said trans students were more than four times as likely as their peers to suffer at least one mental health condition.

The study comes as President Donald Trump’s government rolls back LGBT+ rights, banning trans people from enrolling in the military, and proposing that firms with federal contracts can shun LGBT+ candidates on religious grounds. Continue Reading »

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Berlin: Not Long To Go – Male Penguins’ Baby Wait Almost Over

Image: Reuters – Annagret Hilse

(Reuters) – A pair of male king penguins at Berlin Zoo are fulfilling a long-standing ambition to become parents, by adopting an egg abandoned by its mother.

Ten-year-olds, Skipper and Ping, had previously displayed their instincts as nurturers by trying to hatch stones and even fish, a zoo spokesman said.

Their encounter with the real thing came last month after a king penguin mother abandoned an egg – and they jumped at the chance. Continue Reading »

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NI: ‘Gay cake’ dispute referred to top European Court

Image: abc.net.au

The case involving a Northern Irish bakery, which refused to make a cake with a pro-gay message for a customer, has been referred to the European Court of Human Rights.

Ashers Baking Co. in Belfast was found guilty of discrimination in 2015, for refusing to make a cake for Gareth Lee, iced with the words ‘Support Gay Marriage’, because of the owners’ Christian beliefs.

Britain’s Supreme Court overturned the ruling in 2018, in a move hailed by Northern Ireland’s main conservative party. Continue Reading »

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US: Govt. contractors could refuse LGBT+ workers under new religious exemption

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US businesses with federal government contracts would be allowed not to hire LGBT+ candidates on religious grounds, under a proposed rule announced on Wednesday by the US Department of Labor.

The policy change would state that government contractors, including universities, hospitals and corporations, can claim religious exemptions in employment decisions, if they can produce evidence of “religious purpose” in their organisation.

The policy, overseen by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) which sets anti-discrimination rules for businesses working with the government, would weaken an LGBT+ nondiscrimination order by former US President Barack Obama. Continue Reading »