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New Gay-themed Sitcom, The Real O’Neals, With LGBT Activist Dan Savage As Executive Producer

New Gay-themed Sitcom, The Real O’Neals, With LGBT Activist Dan Savage As Executive Producer

ABC’s new comedy The Real O’Neals is a fresh take on a seemingly perfect family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when their son announces he’s gay (purportedly based on LGBT activist and author Dan Savage’s early life, and Savage also acts as Executive Producer on the show). Instead of ruining their family, the honesty […]

Austria: LGBT Pedestrian Lights Removed By Right-Wing Councillor

Austria: LGBT Pedestrian Lights Removed By Right-Wing Councillor

Traffic lights in Linz in Austria, which were put up to promote inclusion, and were funded by private donations, have now been taken down by a right-wing councillor, Markus Hein, who is a member of the Freedom Party (FPÖ). His party had also lodged a criminal complaint against the councillor who had organised the lights.

Express Scripts To Join Turing Rival, Imprimis, To Give Low Price HIV Pill

Express Scripts To Join Turing Rival, Imprimis, To Give Low Price HIV Pill

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following statement on the news that Express Scripts will partner with Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to offer a low-cost alternative to Daraprim, a lifesaving treatment for people living with HIV.

ILGA Europe Welcomes Cyprus Vote On Civil Partnerships

ILGA Europe Welcomes Cyprus Vote On Civil Partnerships

The Cypriot parliament has voted in favour of the Civil Partnership Bill, meaning that same-sex couples in Cyprus will be legally recognised for the first time. The legislation, which has generated lots of debate nationally, will offer couples the same rights as civil marriage. However, joint adoption rights are not included as part of the […]

Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education, launching Stand Up! Awareness Week 2015

Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education, launching Stand Up! Awareness Week 2015

Today, Monday 23rd November at 9 am, sees the launch of the 7th Stand Up! Week with Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education and Skills. This event in St Nessan’s Community College, Moylish Park, in Limerick, is being organised by BeLonG To, Ireland’s national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people.

Béar Féile 2016 Officially Launched!

Béar Féile 2016 Officially Launched!

Watch the promo video for Béar Féile…Ireland’s biggest Bear event – March 31st to April 3rd, 2016! The programme for Béar Féile 2016 was officially launched at Dublin’s new bear event, Trinity, last Saturday night, which included the above promotional video. The festival, which aims to be Ireland’s biggest bear event, will feature such favourite […]

Out Now! EILE Magazine Monthly November Issue

Out Now! EILE Magazine Monthly November Issue

EILE Magazine’s monthly issue for November is out now, ready to read or download for Free! In it we feature music from the US with New Mayans, and Sarah Petrella, Irish band Wynner, and German band Ewian. Gareth Russell writes on William II, the gay royal, and Mark Anthony talks to us about Winter fashion. Lisa Reynolds gives […]

UK: Man Charged With Poisoning 4 Gay Men

UK: Man Charged With Poisoning 4 Gay Men

In the UK, a 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of four gay men in their twenties, by poisoning them with the sedative drug, GHB. The man, Stephen Port, appeared at the Barkingside Magistrates Court on Monday, and has been remanded in custody.

US: Philadelphia Duo Who Beat Up Gay Couple Get Community Service

US: Philadelphia Duo Who Beat Up Gay Couple Get Community Service

Two men who beat up a gay couple in downtown Philadelphia last year have got community service and a fine of under $1,000 for the crime. The two men, Philip Williams (24) and Kevin Harrigan (26) were part of a group who were shouting homophobic slurs at the couple, yet they said in court on […]

US: Shkreli’s Donation Rejected By Democrat Sanders

US: Shkreli’s Donation Rejected By Democrat Sanders

US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rejected a donation from Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who recently raised the price of an AIDS drug, Daraprim, also known as pyrimethamine, by approximately 5,000 percent. The drug is used to treat malaria, toxoplasmosis, and HIV. When his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, obtained the manufacturing licence […]