Scott De Buitléir

ANALYSIS-German election seen paving way for trans rights

ANALYSIS-German election seen paving way for trans rights

The victory of Germany’s Social Democrats and the election of the country’s first openly transgender lawmakers has buoyed LGBT+ activists’ hopes for gains on trans rights after scant progress during Angela Merkel’s 16 years as chancellor. Two Greens party candidates, Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik, made history by winning Bundestag seats in Sunday’s election as […]

PSNI Charge Two Over Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee

The Police Service of Northern Ireland announced on Thursday that they had charged two men with the 2019 murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry, whose death sparked outrage in the British-run province, as well as throughout the LGBT community in Ireland and Britain.

Ireland’s Stonewall Era: Interview with LGBT Activist Kieran Rose

Ireland’s Stonewall Era: Interview with LGBT Activist Kieran Rose

Kieran Rose is a decorated veteran hero of the Irish gay rights movement, and has continued to campaign and work as an LGBT advocate for over 50 years. Over those years, he has been accosted by police in Paris, interviewed by the late Gay Byrne in a then-groundbreaking interview on Irish television, spoken out against […]

Germany bans surgeries on intersex babies

Germany bans surgeries on intersex babies

Germany has banned unnecessary surgeries on babies who are born intersex, neither clearly male or female, but critics warned on Friday that the new law could easily be sidestepped by doctors and parents.

Music Highlight: Brandon Hutcheson – Don’t Say

Music Highlight: Brandon Hutcheson – Don’t Say

This week’s EILE Music Highlight is Toronto-based pop artist, Brandon Hutcheson, who has released a mixture of upbeat melodies and ardent lyrics create the framework for his new single, “Don’t Say,” a testament to heartbreak caused by past relationships. “Don’t Say” is now available for streaming and download on digital music platforms worldwide. 

Opinion: Free Me From Your Pride?

Opinion: Free Me From Your Pride?

Scott De Buitléir writes on the importance of Pride, its different manifestations, and a memorable teenage trip to Denmark. 

Interview with gay Cllr Mathew Hulbert (LibDems, UK)

Interview with gay Cllr Mathew Hulbert (LibDems, UK)

Mathew Hulbert is a councillor representing the Liberal Democrats on Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council in England.

End Transmission: RTÉ’s Unfortunate Farewell to Digital Radio

End Transmission: RTÉ’s Unfortunate Farewell to Digital Radio

EILE’s founder, Scott De Buitléir, reacts to yesterday’s news of impending changes at RTÉ, recalling a once-promising era of LGBT radio

Irish Government Aims to Join Equal Rights Coalition

Irish Government Aims to Join Equal Rights Coalition

The Irish Government intends to become a member of the ERC from 2019.

Editor’s Letter: A Date with Castro’s History

Editor’s Letter: A Date with Castro’s History

Scott De Buitléir writes from San Francisco about an LGBT history lesson worth cherishing.