Opinion

Opinion: Pope’s ‘yes’ to same-sex civil unions could mean more equal Catholic Church

Opinion: Pope’s ‘yes’ to same-sex civil unions could mean more equal Catholic Church

By Francis DeBernardo Gene and Bill had been partners for more than 50 years when I first heard their story. The two men met and fell in love when they were both 22. Because of the socially oppressive climate, it was not safe to live together as a couple, so they moved in as ‘roommates’. […]

Opinion: Spirit Day Generation – How Gen Z is transforming LGBT+ advocacy

Opinion: Spirit Day Generation – How Gen Z is transforming LGBT+ advocacy

By Clare Kenny Generation Z is growing up in a contradictory time. One minute they are told by world leaders that they are the future, the next they see an article – about climate crisis, COVID-19, you name it – that tells them we may not have a future. What I know is that listening […]

Obituary: ‘Monica Roberts – Transgriot’ 1962-2020

Obituary: ‘Monica Roberts – Transgriot’ 1962-2020

“I come from a long line of historians in my family. I’m also a voracious reader. I recalled something that I’d read about the griots of Western Africa, the storytellers who pass on the oral history and traditions of their people. Some griots can recite up to 500 years of their people’s history from memory. […]

OPINION: Coming out helped me to find people who understood me

OPINION: Coming out helped me to find people who understood me

‘Coming out as transgender was complicated, but on National Coming Out Day, I am now empowered to take ownership of my story’ Transman Isaac S is a volunteer with Just Like Us, which sends LGBT+ ambassadors into schools in the UK to tell their stories Some say that in an ideal world, no one would […]

OPINION: ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown was an HIV hero

OPINION: ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown was an HIV hero

The ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV, has died at the age of 54, from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment. In 1995, Brown, an American, was diagnosed with HIV. Ten years later, he was found to separately have acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

OPINION: Other Girls Like Me – A Greenham Common Memoir

OPINION: Other Girls Like Me – A Greenham Common Memoir

By Stephanie Davies Stephanie Davies is a writer living in New York, who worked for many years in communications for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and co-edited an LGBT+ magazine in Brighton, UK. Her memoir Other Girls Like Me is out now. At Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, I was free to be a tomboy, to […]

OPINION: Flying straight and level as an African lesbian

OPINION: Flying straight and level as an African lesbian

By Enid Otun Enid Otun is an aviation engineer and the creator of, ‘If Women Were Meant To Fly, The Sky Would Be Pink’, a podcast about her life as a female pilot in Nigeria As a Black, female commercial pilot in Nigeria in the 1980s and 90s, I was starting to grapple with the […]

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. 

OPINION: This May 17, don’t let COVID-19 force LGBT+ people back into silence

OPINION: This May 17, don’t let COVID-19 force LGBT+ people back into silence

By Joel Bedos, Tuisina Ymania Brown, and Luz Elena Aranda | ILGA World Joel Bedos is the international coordinator of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) May17.org, and Tuisina Ymania Brown and Luz Elena Aranda are co-Secretary Generals of ILGA World How do you come together, when you’re not allowed to share […]

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Jan/Feb 2020 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the January/ February 2020 issue of EILE Magazine! Weatherwise, it hasn’t turned out to be a great New Year, and the Coronavirus hasn’t helped, but when you see what EILE has in store for you, you’ll cheer up no end! Musicwise, we feature Nico Grund, Ventresca, Hawktail, and a Supergrass review by Frances […]