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Letter: Giving Thanks To 2015

Letter: Giving Thanks To 2015

Scott De Buitléir, EILE’s Founder & Editor-at-Large, writes to take stock of what was an iconic year for the Irish LGBT community.  The Christmas holidays are a time when people come home, whether from near or far, and spend some quality time with their friends, family and loved ones. We love it so much, not […]

Film Review & Trailer: Christmas with the Coopers

Film Review & Trailer: Christmas with the Coopers

Frances Winston felt that this film could give you the warm and fuzzies at times, but was just like a lot of Christmas fare, not likely to become a classic Directed by: Jessie Nelson – Starring: John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms, Marisa Tomei, June Squibb, Anthony Mackie, Alex […]

New Irish LGBT Webseries: Making It Big

Making It Big is a new Irish reality web series, following the lives of 7, 20-something, friends living in Barcelona. We’ll see the friends’ struggles with emigrating abroad in search of a better career, as well as highlighting what its like growing up gay and lesbian in Ireland. The cast will feature Sean Dempsey, Amy […]

China: Domestic Violence Law Does Not Include LGBT Couples

China: Domestic Violence Law Does Not Include LGBT Couples

China has just passed a law outlawing domestic violence among co-habiting couples, but this does not include homosexual couples, according to government official, Guo Linmao. This is the first time China has addressed the issue of domestic violence, said to be because the government did not want to bring shame on the traditional idea of […]

Film Review: The Night Before

Film Review: The Night Before

Frances Winston says if you’re not looking for anything too deep, this film will probably have you smiling coming out of the cinema Directed by: Jonathan Levine – Starring: Seth Rogan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Michael Shannon, Gillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan The latest offering in the festive stable of movies comes from the people who brought […]

Australia: Advocate Seeks Agreement On Marriage Equality Debate Ground Rules

Australia: Advocate Seeks Agreement On Marriage Equality Debate Ground Rules

Leading marriage equality advocate in Australia, Rodney Croome, has reached out to opponents of the reform in an effort to set ground rules for debating the issue of marriage equality, especially in the event of a plebiscite. The move comes in the wake of a complaint before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission, against some statements in a Catholic […]

US: HRC Releases 2015 Municipal Equality Index with Record Number of Perfect Scores

US: HRC Releases 2015 Municipal Equality Index with Record Number of Perfect Scores

On 17 December, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced that a record number of U.S. cities have achieved perfect scores on its 2015 Municipal Equality Index by establishing fully-inclusive local protections for LGBT people. The most notable trend in the annual report is the rapidly growing number of cities and towns across the US stepping […]