EILE Magazine

‘Kings who were queens’ – Britain’s hidden LGBT+ history

‘Kings who were queens’ – Britain’s hidden LGBT+ history

From ‘kings who were queens’ to lesbian lawmakers and reformist governments, Britain’s history is awash with LGBT+ characters – and tourists want to know about them. As Britain marks LGBT History Month, its parliament has increased the number of tours dedicated to the hidden history of LGBT lives, in response to unprecedented demand.

Cork: It Takes A Village – Music Festival

Cork: It Takes A Village – Music Festival

It Takes A Village returns for its third outing at Trabolgan Holiday Village, Cork, from 8th – 10th May 2020. A unique and fun-filled weekend of music, house parties, chilling by the pool and getting to know your neighbours, on the stunning south coast of Ireland. This is the festival where you ditch the tents […]

The W’ALL: Biggest crowdsourced art project since AIDS quilt

The W’ALL: Biggest crowdsourced art project since AIDS quilt

Looking for something a little more creative than chocolates and flowers this year for a Valentine’s Day gift? An art studio out of Texas might have just the thing. The W’ALL, a project based out Austin, is teaming up with musicians, celebrities, and visual artists, to create the largest crowd-sourced piece of art for social […]

Swiss voters back anti-homophobia law, projection shows

Swiss voters back anti-homophobia law, projection shows

(Reuters) – A Swiss referendum on Sunday cleared the way for the country to close a loophole in LGBT rights, by extending anti-racism laws to cover sexual orientation, a widely used projection showed. Conservative Switzerland, unlike many of its western European neighbours, does not yet have laws that specifically protect LGBT people from discrimination.

Irish Trans Couple – TRAS Documentary TG4

Irish Trans Couple – TRAS Documentary TG4

An Irish transgender couple, Victoria and Max, are featured in a new documentary, TRAS, by Midas Productions Tabú, TG4, at 9.30pm, 26th February 2020, on TG4. It was produced by Ann Ní Chíobháin, and directed by Medb Johnstone. TRAS is the story of young Irish transgender couple, (both 21-years-old) Max and Victoria, the obstacles they […]

Poland: Activist aims to shame anti-LGBT towns

Poland: Activist aims to shame anti-LGBT towns

(Reuters) – An activist has begun photographing members of Poland’s LGBT community next to a fake ‘LGBT-free zone’ sign, outside towns that passed motions rejecting what they call ‘LGBT ideology’, or defending traditional family values. Bartosz Staszewski, a 29-year-old filmmaker, has taken portraits of five people so far, and plans another 32, which would target […]

UK: Married British TV presenter Schofield comes out as gay

UK: Married British TV presenter Schofield comes out as gay

(Reuters) – British television presenter Phillip Schofield on Friday revealed that he was gay, as he paid tribute to his wife of nearly 27 years. “I am gay,” Schofield, one of broadcaster ITV’s biggest stars, said in a post on Instagram. “This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home.”