EILE Magazine

EU court adviser backs EU-wide recognition of same-sex spouses

EU court adviser backs EU-wide recognition of same-sex spouses

European Union countries should accord a same-sex spouse the right to live and work there even if they do not allow gay marriage, a senior adviser to the top EU court said yesterday, Thursday 11 January. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will still need to rule on the case – brought by a man […]

Gate Theatre presents LOOK BACK IN ANGER by John Osborne 1 February – 24 March

Gate Theatre presents LOOK BACK IN ANGER by John Osborne 1 February – 24 March

The Gate Theatre presents Look Back In Anger by John Osborne Award-winning Irish theatre director, Annabelle Comyn, takes a fresh look at the explosive words of playwright, John Osborne, in the Gate Theatre’s new production of his 1950’s play, Look Back in Anger – a play which launched his career to international fame. This blistering new staging of Osborne’s 1950s international hit play, tackles […]

Gay Indian prince to open palace doors to vulnerable LGBT people

Gay Indian prince to open palace doors to vulnerable LGBT people

The only openly gay prince in India – where same sex relations are illegal – is throwing open his palace doors to lesbians, gays, transgender and other Indians shunned for their sexuality. Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, heir-apparent to the throne of Rajpipla in western Gujarat state, said it was particularly hard to come out in […]

Film Review & Trailer: Coco

Film Review & Trailer: Coco

Frances Winston reviews this latest Disney-Pixar film about the Mexican Day of the Dead Directed by: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina – Starring the voices of: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Edward James Olmos While the Mexican Day Of the Dead may not be fully celebrated […]

Review: Irish National Opera – The Big Bang! – Inaugural Concert

Review: Irish National Opera – The Big Bang! – Inaugural Concert

A Night of Pure Delight! The Irish National Opera had its Inaugural Concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, last night, accompanied by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. And what a wonderful night that was! The concert opened with the orchestra, conducted ably, energetically, and enthusiastically by Fergus Sheil, performing Wagner’s ‘Prelude to Act III’ […]

India: Supreme Court To Re-examine Validity Of Anti-gay Law (Section 377)

India: Supreme Court To Re-examine Validity Of Anti-gay Law (Section 377)

India’s Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider a 2013 decision, which had criminalised consensual sexual relations between same-sex adults. This is seen as  a victory for equal rights campaigners. Lawyer Anand Grover, who appeared for five members of the LGBT community who had petitioned the court seeking a review of the ban, told the […]

Washington State Dept of Health – Options To Change Birth Cert Will Now Be ‘Male/Female/X’

Washington State Dept of Health – Options To Change Birth Cert Will Now Be ‘Male/Female/X’

Washington State residents will now be able to state their gender as X, rather than male or female, thus updating their birth certificates, in the case of transgender, intersex and other non-binary individuals, according to Washington State Department of Health. On December 27, 2017, the Department of Health filed the Rule-making Order to adopt proposed WAC […]