Tag Archive | Opinion

End Transmission: RTÉ’s Unfortunate Farewell to Digital Radio

End Transmission: RTÉ’s Unfortunate Farewell to Digital Radio

EILE’s founder, Scott De Buitléir, reacts to yesterday’s news of impending changes at RTÉ, recalling a once-promising era of LGBT radio

Column: Embracing The Ordinary in Gay Ireland

Column: Embracing The Ordinary in Gay Ireland

Paul Dowling writes on the changes he has seen coming about in Ireland from a gay emigrant’s perspective As someone who’s lived outside of Ireland for almost eight years, there’s an element of risk involved in my asserting much about contemporary Irish life. Not only have I been gone for a significant amount of time, […]

Opinion: We Need To Talk About Leo

Opinion: We Need To Talk About Leo

Scott De Buitléir can see why the world is in awe of a gay Taoiseach, but the Irish aren’t.

Opinion: Why Sexuality Should Be Allowed Its Privacy

Opinion: Why Sexuality Should Be Allowed Its Privacy

Scott De Buitléir reacts to the idea that a person’s sexual orientation should be public information

Opinion: Could We See Civil Partnerships in Russia?

Opinion: Could We See Civil Partnerships in Russia?

Stephen Donnan ponders the recent ECHR ruling that Italy is in violation of human rights by not having a mechanism to recognise same-sex relationships The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in the case of Oliari vs Italy that the Italian Government has violated the human rights of same-sex couples, by not providing a […]

Chocolate Milkshake – Seeking The Perfect Match

Chocolate Milkshake – Seeking The Perfect Match

Andy Cast ponders on our quest for a perfect partner Many years ago I wrote an article about ‘The search for Chocolate milkshake’. Basically, two of my single friends and I had debated our desire to find the perfect partner and when was it right to ‘settle’. I used the analogy of a chocolate milkshake […]

Column: What’s So Gay About A Musical?

Column: What’s So Gay About A Musical?

EILE’s columnist Andy Cast ponders over the cultural connections between the musical and the gay community There aren’t many straight men who will admit to loving musical theatre, probably because of the homosexual connotations that go hand in hand with knowing all the words to ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables or ‘Seasons Of Love’ […]

Column: Is This A Gay Mid-Life Crisis?

Column: Is This A Gay Mid-Life Crisis?

EILE’s Andy Cast writes about how sometimes it takes a false alarm to take stock of your journey in life One of my best friends suggested I might be having a mid-life crisis last week, and very helpfully sent me one of those ‘Are you having a mid-life crisis’ questionnaires you can find online. Well, […]

Comment: Transphobia And The Need For A United LGBT Community

Comment: Transphobia And The Need For A United LGBT Community

EILE’s Rob Buchanan takes a look at transphobia and discrimination in light of TENI’s report launch earlier this week Ireland is making international headlines over our unacceptable slowness in adopting transphobic hate crime legislation.

Opinion: Can the NYC Mayor’s Parade Boycott Counter LGBT Exclusion?

Opinion: Can the NYC Mayor’s Parade Boycott Counter LGBT Exclusion?

Scott De Buitléir writes on New York’s Irish-American LGBT community, their exclusion from the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and the support given to them by new NYC mayor, Bill de Blasio In Ireland, the actions of a mayor are rarely, if ever, noticed. If you ask many Dubliners, it’s likely that they wouldn’t know who […]