EILE Magazine

Trump administration trying to define transgender out of existence -NY Times

Trump administration trying to define transgender out of existence -NY Times

(Reuters) – The government of US President, Donald Trump, is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition, by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female, and unchangeable once it is determined at birth, The New York Times reported yesterday, Sunday. The Department of Health and Human Services has undertaken […]

Indonesia: Police arrest two men linked to LGBT Facebook page

Indonesia: Police arrest two men linked to LGBT Facebook page

(Reuters) – Indonesian police have arrested two men who allegedly operated a Facebook account to facilitate meet-ups for gay people […] a senior officer in the province of West Java said yesterday, Sunday. Homosexuality is not regulated by law in Indonesia, except in the conservative province of Aceh, but the country has seen an increase […]

Uniting Network Australia calls for end to LGBT Conversion Therapy

Uniting Network Australia calls for end to LGBT Conversion Therapy

Uniting Network, the LGBTIQ network within the Uniting Church of Australia, is not surprised by the horrendous impact on members of the LGBT community reported in a study entitled, Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice – Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia, which was released this week.   The report highlights the individuals interviewed: • knew […]

Same-sex penguin couple incubate egg at Sydney aquarium

Same-sex penguin couple incubate egg at Sydney aquarium

(Reuters) – Two male penguins who built a nest together from ice pebbles at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium are now fostering an egg given them by aquarium staff who suspected they were more than friends. The penguins, Magic and Sphen, formed a bond ahead of the 2018 breeding season, before starting to collect the pebbles, […]

UK: Rise in reported LGBT+ hate crime a ‘wake-up call’

UK: Rise in reported LGBT+ hate crime a ‘wake-up call’

Reported hate crimes against LGBT people in England and Wales have risen by 28 percent, according to figures released on Tuesday that activists said were a “wake-up call”. Police recorded nearly 13,300 crimes in the year to the end of March, though rights group Stonewall said its research showed four in five incidents went unreported, with younger […]

Northern Irish Duo – The Japanese Popstars – Are Back!

Northern Irish Duo – The Japanese Popstars – Are Back!

Northern Irish duo, The Japanese Popstars (Gary Curran and Gareth Donoghue) have for years been lighting up the worldwide stage with their House-inspired tracks. You couldn’t go anywhere near a dance festival without the Japanese Popstars being mentioned. From Dublin to New York to Japan, The Japanese Popstars have done it all, including appearing live […]

Loved and loathed: Raising a gay child in the former Soviet Union

Loved and loathed: Raising a gay child in the former Soviet Union

It was the poems that gave it away. Heartfelt writings about a man’s love for a man, and a woman’s love for a woman, found on the family computer, sent Olena Globa into a seething rage when she confronted her then-teenage son about his sexuality. “I sat down on the sofa next to him. I […]