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Scotland Passes Marriage Equality Bill in First Reading

Scotland Passes Marriage Equality Bill in First Reading

The Scottish Parliament has passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill with a fantastic 98 votes to 15 in its first reading. Members of the Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed the first reading of the Bill, which is intended to follow similar legislation passed for England and Wales. It will face a second reading and […]

Homosexuality Still Illegal in 41 Commonwealth Countries

Homosexuality Still Illegal in 41 Commonwealth Countries

A report has shown that homosexuality is still illegal in 41 of the 53 Commonwealth countries, the political leaders of which are currently meeting this week in Sri Lanka for the annual Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, or CHOGM. Last week, the UK-based Kaleidoscope Trust published Speaking Out, a report on the rights and quality of […]

‘TGI Friday’ Tune: Yasmin – On My Own

‘TGI Friday’ Tune: Yasmin – On My Own

London singer-songwriter Yasmin is EILE‘s musical choice for today, with her inspiring song, On My Own. Having left a trailblazing mark on the hip-hop scene with her DJing skills, Yasmin has already toured with N*E*R*D, The Cool Kids, Will.i.am, Taio Cruz and Example, featured on Devlin’s recent single ‘Runaway’ and DJed at Ibiza Rocks with Dizzee Rascal. 

Russian Politician Slams Homosexuality, Stephen Fry and UK Government

Russian Politician Slams Homosexuality, Stephen Fry and UK Government

The Russian anti-gay controversies took a personal turn for the worst when Vitaly Milonov, one of the politicians responsible for introducing Russia’s ‘homosexual propaganda’ law, recently called Stephen Fry “sick” during an interview on British radio. Milonov was asked on BBC Radio 5 Live (which can be heard here) if he was “fighting a war against […]

Marriage Equality Passes for England & Wales

Marriage Equality Passes for England & Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has been passed this afternoon in the House of Lords, paving the way towards marriage equality for England and Wales. “History is made,” tweeted the British LGBT rights organisation, Stonewall, earlier this afternoon in celebration of the announcement. Labour party leader, Ed Miliband, also commented: “Today’s equal marriage vote […]

An NI View on Thatcher

Gareth Russell reflects on the former British Prime Minister’s recent passing, and how her legacy affected those in Northern Ireland, whether LGBT or not. When Eva Perón died in 1952, Argentinean Communists scrawled the words “Long live cancer!” on their walls, while many of the country’s aristocrats raised a glass of champagne to celebrate the death […]