Opinion

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

Out Now! Sept/October 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Sept/October 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the September/October 2019 issue of EILE Magazine! What an exciting time for the LGBT+ community in Northern Ireland! They’ve finally achieved equal marriage, with Valentine’s Day 2020 set as the day the first marriages will take place.  This issue is full to the brim with goodies; our music section features gay singer-songwriter, Brian […]

OPINION: UK gov. must pardon all convicted of historic consensual same-sex offences

OPINION: UK gov. must pardon all convicted of historic consensual same-sex offences

By Paul Johnson Professor Paul Johnson is head of the department of sociology at the University of York; Alistair Lexden is a Conservative peer and Lords Deputy Speaker; and Michael Cashman, a former Labour MEP, is a non-affiliated peer in the House of Lords The UK government must stop dragging its heels and move quickly […]

Opinion: Gareth Thomas coming out as HIV+ offers hope for millions

Opinion: Gareth Thomas coming out as HIV+ offers hope for millions

-by Ash Kotak On Saturday, former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas made a statement via Twitter which he began by saying: “I want to share my secret with you. Why? Because it’s mine to tell you. Not the evils that make my life hell, threatening to tell you before I do”.

Out Now! July/August 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! July/August 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the July/August 2019 issue of EILE Magazine! We have a wide range of features for you this issue! Our music section features gay singer-songwriter, Tom Goss, US-based Amy Guess, Hawaiian all-girl band Crimson Apple, and West African singer-songwriter Myoa. Lilian McCarthy writes about MTV’s latest show Come One Come All, an LGBTQ version […]

OPINION: The 50 years before Stonewall were decades of violence

OPINION: The 50 years before Stonewall were decades of violence

By James Polchin – writer, cultural historian, and a professor at New York University. He is the author of “Indecent Advances: The Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patrons at a Greenwich Village bar in New York […]

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

By Simon Blake – chief executive of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and deputy chair of UK LGBT+ campaign group, Stonewall This month, around 1.5 million people turned out for London Pride and UK Black Pride. From PwC to Virgin Atlantic, many organisations took to the streets to celebrate the LGBT+ community. It is […]