EILE Magazine

UN expert calls for global ban on ‘cruel’ conversion therapy

UN expert calls for global ban on ‘cruel’ conversion therapy

A top UN expert urged global governments on Monday to ban the “degrading” practice, known as conversion therapy, which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The call came as new United Nations research said the widely discredited treatment was used in at least 100 countries, despite no scientific evidence that sexual […]

US: As protests rage, LGBT+ activists call for return to ‘radical roots’

US: As protests rage, LGBT+ activists call for return to ‘radical roots’

As widespread protests over racial injustice roiled the US, LGBT+ campaigners on Monday, start of the annual Pride month, called for a return to the rebellious origins of the US gay rights movement. Pride celebrations have come under criticism for becoming heavily commercialised, and straying from their roots, and the outrage sparked by the killing of […]

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Dr Eddie Murphy gives his three expert tips for how to cope during Covid-19.

Netflix: Space Force – Comedy with Steve Carell

Netflix: Space Force – Comedy with Steve Carell

SPACE FORCE, a new kind of workplace comedy, from co-creators, Steve Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), where the stakes are sky high, and the ambitions even higher, premieres this Friday on Netflix. A four-star general is tapped by the White House to lead a new branch of the armed forces, with the goal of […]

Droichead Arts Centre young filmmakers showcase

Droichead Arts Centre young filmmakers showcase

Droichead Arts Centre’s doors may be closed at the moment, however, their creativity and community continues despite the restrictions. The arts centre, which is celebrating its 30th year, has been working on its summer arts programme behind the scenes, and has been exploring different ways to work on planned programmes.  They want to continue to […]

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

The US Education Department has ruled that allowing transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports leagues is illegal, and could mean that schools allowing the practice would lose federal funding, it said in a letter made public on Thursday. The department’s civil rights office said the policy violates federal civil rights law, which guarantees equal […]

US: Gay weddings boost economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling

US: Gay weddings boost economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling

Gay and lesbian weddings have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $3.8 billion since same-sex marriage was legalised in the United States in 2015, according to a study published on Thursday. Nearly 300,000 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot since the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, according […]