Politics

Mexico: LGBT+ rights take centre stage in new Congress

Mexico: LGBT+ rights take centre stage in new Congress

A bill passed this week in Mexico’s Senate, granting same-sex couples equal social security benefits as heterosexuals, now moves to the Chamber of Deputies, where advocates expect it will be voted into law. The vote in the country’s recently sworn-in upper house was unanimous. The amendment also included motions granting gay and lesbian couples the […]

US: LGBT+ candidates make gains in mid-term elections

US: LGBT+ candidates make gains in mid-term elections

More LGBT+ candidates won in the US midterm elections than ever before – and gender or sexual orientation was less of an issue than ever before, too, experts said. Six new gay legislators joined the US House of Representatives taking the total to seven; Jared Polis became the nation’s first openly-gay governor in Colorado, and […]

Brazil: Anti-LGBT Candidate Wins Election, HRW Urges Rights Protection

Brazil: Anti-LGBT Candidate Wins Election, HRW Urges Rights Protection

Human Rights Watch to Monitor Bolsonaro’s Presidency Brazil´s judiciary and other key institutions should resist any attempt to undermine human rights, the rule of law, and democracy under Jair Bolsonaro’s government, Human Rights Watch said yesterday. Bolsonaro, a pro-torture, openly-bigoted member of Congress, won a run-off election on October 28, 2018 and will take office […]

Out Now! EILE Magazine’s November Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

Out Now! EILE Magazine’s November Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

Welcome to the November 2017 issue of EILE Magazine! In this issue of EILE Magazine, we feature LGBT activist and singer-songwriter, Parker Matthews, and singer-songwriter RIVVRS, reviews of STEPS and Depeche Mode, and a review from Lisa Reynolds of Four by Bloc Party. Brian Rochford writes about Cardio for Health, and also writes on Men’s […]

As Australian LGBT Community Celebrate, NI LGBT Feel More Isolated

As Australian LGBT Community Celebrate, NI LGBT Feel More Isolated

Yesterday, Wednesday 15th November, Australia voted overwhelmingly that they wish to allow same-sex marriage, in their marriage equality plebiscite. Meanwhile, Theresa May’s UK government is propped up by the DUP in Northern Ireland, a party that has consistently blocked the north’s LGBT community equal marriage rights.

Trans candidates score wins in first U.S. elections of Trump presidency

Trans candidates score wins in first U.S. elections of Trump presidency

Transgender political candidates scored wins in the first U.S. elections since Donald Trump became president, a sign of their growing acceptance in parts of the US, experts said on Wednesday. Five transgender candidates were victorious, among them a woman who won a heated race for state legislature in Virginia, the highest elected office ever for […]

Australians Overseas May Vote If Registered With Overseas Address or Have ‘Trusted Person’

Australians Overseas May Vote If Registered With Overseas Address or Have ‘Trusted Person’

If you are an Australian living abroad, for instance in Ireland, but have registered an overseas address with the Electoral Roll, or can nominate a trusted person to vote on your behalf, or get a secure access code from the ABS, you will still be able to vote in the Australian marriage equality plebiscite, according […]