Tag Archive | France

French Gay Blood Ban To Be Lifted, With Conditions

French Gay Blood Ban To Be Lifted, With Conditions

The French Minister for Health, Marisol Touraine, announced yesterday (4 November) that there is to be a change in the conditions of giving blood for gay blood donors. This is the fulfilment of a promise made by French President Franςois Hollande during his presidential campaign.

France: Court Finally Recognises Third Gender

France: Court Finally Recognises Third Gender

A ruling by the French courts on August 20th now means that a 64-year-0ld individual, who had both male and female genitalia, can use the term ‘neutral gender’ on official documents, according to Vice-Prosecutor of Tours, Joel Patard.  This is the first time that the French courts have  acknowledged a third gender, when the individual […]

Nicolas Sarkozy: Will Repeal Same-sex Marriage If Re-elected

Nicolas Sarkozy: Will Repeal Same-sex Marriage If Re-elected

Nicolas Sarkozy, who is known for his divisiveness throughout his political career, has now said he will repeal the law on same-sex marriage in France if he is re-elected as President. In a turnaround which shocked both his allies and some senior party members, the beleagured former President has gone against his previous liberal stance […]

Review & Trailer: Two Days, One Night

Review & Trailer: Two Days, One Night

Scott De Buitléir reviews this Franco-Belgian drama, starring the powerful Marion Cotillard Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne Having suffered a breakdown that has seen her take time off from her job, Sandra intends to return to work at a solar panel plant. There is a problem, however; her […]

Watch: Experiences of Older Generation French LGBT in ‘Les Invisibles’

Watch: Experiences of Older Generation French LGBT in ‘Les Invisibles’

The French filmmaker and director, Sebastien Lifshitz, has given a fascinating account of the lives and experiences of older LGBT people in France, in a documentary entitled Les Invisibles. The documentary is based on Lifshitz’ book of the same name, in which elderly French LGBT people reminisce about life in France before liberation, including how they lived their own way of life, […]

Preview & Competition: The Gate of The Year @ Belvoir Players’ Theatre, Belfast

Preview & Competition: The Gate of The Year @ Belvoir Players’ Theatre, Belfast

While the French Revolution is a period of history that many people study at school, never before has the series of events been made so relatable, so engaging and so vivid than in its modernised version by Belfast-based playwright, Gareth Russell, in The Gate of the Year.  The story of this play is quite loyal to […]

Weekend Round-Up: 14-20 October

Weekend Round-Up: 14-20 October

Missed the week of daily content on EILE Magazine? Not to worry – we’ve taken the time to summarise the last seven days in one quick list! Pop on the kettle, put your feet up and take a look back! 

France: Mayors Told They Must Perform Gay Marriage

France: Mayors Told They Must Perform Gay Marriage

A group of mayors, who contested France’s new gay marriage laws on the grounds that they should have been allowed to opt out due to reasons of freedom of conscience, have been told by the highest court that they must officiate at gay marriage ceremonies. The court ruled that they cannot refuse to perform these […]

UNESCO Youth Forum Needs You!

UNESCO Youth Forum Needs You!

The UNESCO Youth Forum is looking for young people to have their say on a wide range of issues, to be included at the Forum’s 8th annual conference which will be held in Paris next month. UNESCO’s Youth Forum Online Discussion Community is a global online social network where young people around the world can come together […]

Russia Passes Ban On Same-sex Adoptions

The Russian Lower House, The Duma, has approved a bill which saw changes to their own laws regarding adoption, and included the amendment to ban same-sex couples from adopting Russian children. The main bill is itself said to be an amendment to the law regarding the protection of orphans in Russia.