EILE Magazine

Beirut: Blast destroys vital lifeline for LGBT+ Lebanese

Beirut: Blast destroys vital lifeline for LGBT+ Lebanese

The massive blast that hit Beirut last week destroyed LGBT+ drop-in centres and gay-friendly bars and cafes that were a vital lifeline for an already vulnerable community, now in urgent need of help, activists and campaigners have warned. Lebanon’s main LGBT+ group Helem, which provided mental health and emergency support for victims of violence, arrest […]

Trans themed ‘The Right Girls’ Documentary Streaming Now

Trans themed ‘The Right Girls’ Documentary Streaming Now

The Right Girls Documentary On Streaming Services Now This award-winning film from Timothy Wolfer highlights the journey of transgender immigrants along the Migrant Caravan. Come along on a perilous journey as three young, transgender migrants seek out freedom in the documentary, The Right Girls. Winner of “Best Documentary” at the New York City Independent Film […]

Argentina: LGBT+ community divided over bank’s trans hiring quota

Argentina: LGBT+ community divided over bank’s trans hiring quota

A promise from Argentina’s largest bank to hire transgender workers has ignited a backlash from some LGBT+ rights groups, who argue that the hiring should favour trans women, who face higher rates of violence than do trans men. State-owned Banco Nacion announced last week that it would seek to make 1% of its workforce consist […]

US: LGBTQ History Project launches Podcast

US: LGBTQ History Project launches Podcast

August Bernadicou is a 26-year-old gay historian, who has conducted hundreds of interviews with famous and not-so-famous LGBTQ activists, since he was 14. With his newly formed nonprofit, the LGBTQ History Project, he is archiving their important stories, and sharing them with the world.

POLAND: Timeline-How LGBT+ issues became a flashpoint

POLAND: Timeline-How LGBT+ issues became a flashpoint

LGBT+ rights have become a flashpoint in Poland, pitching the conservative government against LGBT+ activists. On Friday, 48 people were arrested at a demonstration, protesting the arrest of an LGBT+ activist in Warsaw accused of draping rainbow flags over statues, intensifying the battle between LGBT+ rights supporters and the nationalist government.

Drag Race & Gay Icons Bob The Drag Queen and Manila Luzon LIVE on #WordsAndMusic!

Drag Race & Gay Icons Bob The Drag Queen and Manila Luzon LIVE on #WordsAndMusic!

LAMC Productions & LA Comedy Live have been allies of the LGBTQ+ community, supporting and promoting artists, musicians, comedians and drag queens, and upholding advocacies on raising awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of the community. With no live events due to the pandemic, they’ve established an online celebrity chat show, Words & Music – to inspire people by the music, experiences, and […]

Neighbourhood Network launches new website

Neighbourhood Network launches new website

NEW COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES WEBSITE LAUNCHED IN IRELAND Suitable for all ages, the activities are fun, responsibly instructed, and enable social distancing, all while celebrating our neighbours and building community spirit! Summer 2020 is proving to be very unique. Whether you’re stuck at home, or you’ve dropped East Corfu for West Cork, you’re bound to be […]

US: Court blocks ban on trans people changing sex on birth certs

US: Court blocks ban on trans people changing sex on birth certs

A federal court in the US state of Idaho has overturned a state-wide ban that stopped transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificates to match their gender identity. Idaho Governor, Brad Little, looked set to face a legal battle, after he signed into law two controversial bills in March regarding the trans […]

Scotland: Comedians could fall foul of hate crimes proposal, lawyers warn

Scotland: Comedians could fall foul of hate crimes proposal, lawyers warn

Comedians at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe could end up in court, if they make jokes about LGBT+ people that fall foul of a proposed hate crimes law in Scotland, lawyers have warned. Under the new law being considered by the Scottish parliament, existing hate crime legislation that covers race would be extended to LGBT+ […]

Poland: Protesters try to block detention of LGBT activist

Poland: Protesters try to block detention of LGBT activist

(Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters surrounded a police van on Friday in central Warsaw, to try to block it from driving away, after officers detained an activist who hung LGBT flags on statues in the city last week. The protesters shouted “Shame, disgrace!” before the police pushed the protesters away, and the van sped off, […]