Tag Archive | LGBTQ

Out Now! EILE Magazine’s September Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

Out Now! EILE Magazine’s September Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

Welcome to September’s edition of EILE Magazine! This month brought the sad news of Edie Windsor‘s passing, and Australia are in the thick of the equal marriage plebiscite. Our musical guests are Ezra Furman and Oriel Poole, Lisa Reynolds review LGBT animation, In A Heartbeat, Frances Winston reviews the latest films, and Arosa Ski Week […]

US: Portland Tennessee Debates Ban On Drag Shows

US: Portland Tennessee Debates Ban On Drag Shows

In Portland, Tennessee, city officials debated on a ban on drag shows on Monday last (18th September). While owners of some drag establishments urged the officials to see the shows before they make a decision to ban them, others, like Nicole Vestal, said that “transgender shows have no business in the downtown district”, and that […]

US: New Resource for Parents to Protect Children from Dangerous ‘Conversion Therapy’

US: New Resource for Parents to Protect Children from Dangerous ‘Conversion Therapy’

Yesterday (11th September) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), a US national legal organization committed to advancing LGBTQ equality since 1977, released Just As They Are, a comprehensive resource for parents on the harmful practice known as […]

Australia: 20,000 at Sydney Gay Marriage Rally Ahead of Postal Vote Plebiscite

Australia: 20,000 at Sydney Gay Marriage Rally Ahead of Postal Vote Plebiscite

More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney yesterday (Sunday 10th September) urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. Organizers said the gathering was Australia’s largest gay rights demonstration, as a diverse range of people, clad in rainbow colours, converged on the […]

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

 The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have released the following statement on the Trump-Pence Administration’s amicus brief, in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a baker who in 2012 refused to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and who is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) an anti-gay organisation […]

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief, filed by the US Department of Justice, arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex: “Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from […]

US: Anti-Transgender Amendment Fails in House of Representatives

US: Anti-Transgender Amendment Fails in House of Representatives

In America, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has claimed victory following the defeat of an amendment proposed by Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) to the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would ban critical access to transition-related health care for military service members and their families. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 214-209, […]