By Steve Wardlaw Hatred and homophobia start small. It’s someone’s careless remark, or a nodded conversation between two people at a bus stop that’s overheard. But experience breeds normalisation and tolerance of those views, creating fertile ground for intolerance and phobia to grow and spread. Does this sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But there have been studies […]
March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women priests within the Church of England. Yet while today marks one milestone, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people remain second-class citizens. Next year the Anglican bishops from around the world will meet for the Lambeth Conference. Except that a tranche of them, mostly from […]
Have you ever read something online, clicked on it and then been compelled to read further? Perhaps you have liked the post, commented – or even signed a petition. Already you have been drawn in by the power of ‘clicktivism’. In essence, it is about harnessing the power of social media. And for LGBT+ activists, […]
Poverty is one of the main issues facing bisexual people. Yet it is a problem that is seriously overlooked. Bisexual people are the ‘invisible majority’ of the LGBT+ community. Despite being the largest group under the rainbow flag by some measures, our needs and our marginalisation are often ignored.
Welcome to the November/December 2018 issue of EILE Magazine This jam-packed edition sees an eclectic mix of musical artistes – Daithí from Ireland, Sam Callahan from England, and Corina Seas, David Ayscue, and Jake Fields from the US. Scott De Buitléir writes telling us that the Irish government is planning to join the ERC, an intergovernmental […]
By Lewis Oakley, a bisexual, UK-based, activist. When researching the state of mental health for bisexual people, two things are clear: first, their mental health problems are worse than the average person’s, and second, there aren’t many people working on a solution. Some of the most prominent research available comes from the Office for National Statistics […]
Welcome to the September/October 2018 issue of EILE Magazine Bursting with goodies, this edition sees some great musical artistes gracing our pages, like STF, Jared Dylan, MIKA and the NI’s Japanese Popstars. Scott De Buitléir interviews longtime LGBT and civil rights activist, Tonie Walsh, about his upcoming show, I AM TONIE WALSH, and Stephen Spillane raises […]