EILE Magazine

Ecuador: 9-yr-old’s gender change may help other trans youth

Ecuador: 9-yr-old’s gender change may help other trans youth

The mother of a nine-year-old girl, believed to be the first child in Ecuador to get official recognition for a gender change, said she hoped this would set a precedent for other transgender youngsters. Amada, who was [assigned male at birth] has been granted a new set of official documents marked female, and with her […]

‘Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community’ report finds

‘Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community’ report finds

Trans people are far less likely to express high levels of trust in An Garda Síochána, when compared to the general public, a new report has found. Just eight per cent of trans people interviewed rated trust in Gardaí as ‘very high’. This compares to 43 per cent of the majority population from a similar […]

Film Review & Trailer: Aquaman

Film Review & Trailer: Aquaman

Frances Winston reviews this latest origins-style movie from the DC universe, Aquaman Directed by: James Wan – Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman Although this is Aquaman’s first standalone movie, it is actually leading man, Jason Momoa’s third outing as the aquatic superhero. He has […]

Portugal: Stephan Elliott’s Film Directing Workshop 6-7 April

Portugal: Stephan Elliott’s Film Directing Workshop 6-7 April

A Film Directing Workshop, led by Stephen Elliott, aims to help develop Film Directing skills, with very knowledgeable and inspiring writer/directors, giving insight into how the process of writing and directing influences the final film, and how perspective is important to a Director’s career. Stephan Elliott directed The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and […]

LGBTQ Wrestling & Management

LGBTQ Wrestling & Management

Wrestling has historically been male only, though it has now evolved to include all gender types. The sport itself, however, has not traditionally been open to LGBTQ participation. Any representation of the community, within the theatrical side of the sport, has included overt racial and ethnic characters, that exaggerated their feminine characteristics. Most LGBTQ wrestlers […]

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Patricio Manuel made boxing history on Saturday night, becoming the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. Manuel, 34, beat Hugo Aguilar by unanimous decision in Indio, Calif., on a Golden Boy Boxing fight card.

Social slurs: The celebrities brought down by online homophobia

Social slurs: The celebrities brought down by online homophobia

Days after Kevin Hart was named as the host of next year’s Oscars, the US comedian has had to pull out in the wake of criticism over past homophobic tweets. But he is not the first celebrity to be caught out over anti-gay slurs. Here are three other examples: Manny Pacquiao