EILE Magazine

Iceland: Intersex children at risk while without new protection, activist says

Iceland: Intersex children at risk while without new protection, activist says

The future health of Iceland’s intersex children has been put at risk with the removal of protections from a draft law that promotes transgender rights, the country’s leading intersex activist said on Tuesday. An article in the draft Bill on Act on Sexual and Gender Autonomy, expected to come before the Icelandic Parliament this month, […]

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Martina Navratilova, after the tennis champion said: “it’s insane and it’s cheating” for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organisation is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, […]

Anglican Church slammed for excluding same-sex spouses from 2020 conference

Anglican Church slammed for excluding same-sex spouses from 2020 conference

Leading gay Christians have accused the Anglican Church of hypocrisy following its decision to ban same-sex spouses from attending the church’s 2020 global conference. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, who in 2014 became the first Church of England priest to wed his same-sex partner, said the move to exclude LGBT+ spouses “panders to the views of the […]

US: Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

US: Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

(Reuters) – Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault, and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Smollett, 36, an openly-gay African-American performer, who plays a gay character on […]

Theatre: FAMILY TREE – Smock Alley – Thur. Feb 28th & Sat. March 2nd – 6.15pm

Theatre: FAMILY TREE – Smock Alley – Thur. Feb 28th & Sat. March 2nd – 6.15pm

“You were almost unrecognisable.  Maybe that’s why I agreed to go for coffee with you because I wasn’t entirely sure who you were” FAMILY TREE is the story of Rachel and Fiona’s relationship.  A smart and funny drama about the bravery and choices of what is called ‘ordinary life’ From the makers of festival hits, BEASTS, BLIND […]

Film Review & Trailer: On the Basis of Sex

Film Review & Trailer: On the Basis of Sex

Frances Winston reviews this film about a woman who changed history, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Directed by: Mimi Leder – Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates This biopic of the inspiring powerhouse that is Ruth Bader Ginsburg (played here by Jones) is written by her nephew, so comes with the approval […]

Film Review & Trailer: Instant Family

Film Review & Trailer: Instant Family

Frances Winston reviews this Sean Anders film based on his own experiences of adoption  Directed by: Sean Anders – Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Octavia Spencer When I first saw the trailers for this I assumed it was a screwball comedy, especially since it is directed by Anders, who […]