EILE Magazine

Turkey: Judge refuses to throw out trial of Pride marchers

Turkey: Judge refuses to throw out trial of Pride marchers

A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected calls to throw out the trial of 19 people for participating in an LGBT+ Pride march on a university campus. Most of the 18 students, and a faculty member from the Middle East Technical University (METU) were charged with “refusing to disperse”, after being arrested at a May 10 […]

Uganda: 67 charged after raid on gay bar

Uganda: 67 charged after raid on gay bar

A Ugandan court charged 67 people with causing a nuisance on Tuesday after they were arrested in a gay-friendly bar, in a move condemned by activists as the latest “homophobic” attack. The 67 – who were among 127 arrested at Ram Bar, in the capital, Kampala, on Sunday – could face up to one year […]

Singapore: Court to hear legal challenges on anti-gay ban

Singapore: Court to hear legal challenges on anti-gay ban

As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to [an anti-gay law] LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the “right” verdict to be delivered, so similar reforms can be triggered across other parts of Asia. Like many other former British colonies, Singapore has retained an old [anti-gay law] which was scrapped […]

BeLonG To: Research reveals 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school

BeLonG To: Research reveals 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school

National school survey shows LGBTI+ students experience physical and sexual assault, harassment and abuse at school. BeLonG To Youth Services calls on the Minister of Education, Joe McHugh TD, and second-level schools to take urgent action, following the shocking results of the 2019 School Climate Survey. The research was released today to mark the 10th […]

10 Years of Stand Up Awareness Week!

10 Years of Stand Up Awareness Week!

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of BeLonG To’s ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’. For a decade now, youth across Ireland have been taking a stand against homophobic, transphobic, and biphobic bullying.   Unfortunately, anti-LGBTI+ bullying is not a thing of the past. It is happening across Ireland every day.  You can take a stand for LGBTI+ young […]

Kenya to hold global sexual health summit amid protests

Kenya to hold global sexual health summit amid protests

The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health, with Christian groups claiming hosting the event was promoting abortion and homosexuality in the east African nation. More than 6,000 participants – including heads of state, government ministers, financial institutions, donors, and civil […]

Georgian police arrest more than 25 at gay movie premiere

Georgian police arrest more than 25 at gay movie premiere

Police in Georgia said on Saturday they had arrested more than 25 people, after ultra-nationalist protesters, attempting to derail the premiere of an award-winning movie about gay love, clashed with security forces. A few hundred demonstrators blocked the road outside a cinema in the capital’s city centre on Friday, ahead of the first screening of […]