Tag Archive | openly gay

Gay British former rugby star opts for apology after homophobic attack

Gay British former rugby star opts for apology after homophobic attack

A gay British former international rugby star said on Sunday he had chosen to ask for an apology rather than criminal charges after being attacked for being gay, in a bid to send out a “positive message”. Gareth Thomas, former Wales rugby captain, posted a video on social media, sporting cuts and bruises to his face, […]

Ontario: First Elected Female & Openly Lesbian Premier

Ontario: First Elected Female & Openly Lesbian Premier

In what can only be described as a double first in Ontario, Canada, just before their hosting of WorldPride (starting on June 20th) the first female premier, who also happens to be openly lesbian, was elected. This is also a first for the Commonwealth. Kathleen Wynne (aged 61) the Liberal leader, emerged as a clear […]

Listen: Tegan & Sara – Closer

Listen: Tegan & Sara – Closer

From their album Heart-throb, openly-gay twin sisters Tegan and Sara perform their hit, Closer, for our Thursday Tunes slot this week. Both are talented musicians, playing both guitar and keyboards, and both are vocalists. EILE has featured the Canadian indie-rock duo before, singing I Was A Fool, and Living Room, so we hope you like […]

Rachel Maddow Debuts On The Simpsons

Rachel Maddow Debuts On The Simpsons

“I will never achieve anything this cool ever again in my life!”  So says Rachel Maddow, the first openly-lesbian anchorwoman to host a prime-time news programme in the United States, of her latest debut. Host of The Rachel Maddow Show, she is delighted to be making a cameo appearance on The Simpsons, opposite the character […]