Opinion

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 […]

Advice: HIV-Friendly Mortgage Protection/Life Insurance

Advice: HIV-Friendly Mortgage Protection/Life Insurance

Nick McGowan of online life insurance broker, lion.ie, gives his top tips for getting mortgage protection and insurance if you’re a person living with HIV   Earlier this year, news broke that a patient in London was cured of HIV, following a bone marrow transplant. It comes more than a decade after Timothy Brown, the […]

Out Now! May/June 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! May/June 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the May/June 2019 issue of EILE Magazine! In this edition, we feature ‘Art After Stonewall 1969-89’, an upcoming exhibition at the Frost Art Museum FIU Florida, the GAZE Film Festival in Dublin, and an article on the importance of Pride and visibility by Shaley Howard. Our music section welcomes Wes Mason, Lulise, Rainne […]

Opinion: The WHO says I don’t have a mental disorder, but in Japan government says I do

Opinion: The WHO says I don’t have a mental disorder, but in Japan government says I do

By Fumino Sugiyama, Tokyo Rainbow Pride On Monday, the World Health Assembly voted to approve the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a global manual of diagnostic codes for doctors. Among other changes, this version of the ICD removes the diagnosis of “Gender Identity Disorder (GID)”, meaning transgender people like me are […]

OPINION: How will the Church of England respond to heterosexual civil partnerships?

OPINION: How will the Church of England respond to heterosexual civil partnerships?

By Jeremy Pemberton The Church of England likes to portray itself as the friend of civil partnerships for LGBT+ people. This is notwithstanding the fact that, when the legislation was passing through the House of Lords in 2004, the majority of its 26 bishops in the British upper chamber of parliament voted for an amendment […]

Out Now! Mar/Apr 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Mar/Apr 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the March/April 2019 issue of EILE Magazine. In this issue, we have an eclectic mix of goodies in store for you! In our Music section, we feature Irish singer-songwriters, Jack Rua, PureGrand (aka Luke Faulkner) from Dublin, and Susie Blue from Derry. We have coming out and self-acceptance stories from Oregon-based writer, Shaley Howard, and […]