Tag Archive | Orlando

HRC Marks 2 Years Since Pulse Nightclub Tragedy -‘Honor Victims with Action’

HRC Marks 2 Years Since Pulse Nightclub Tragedy -‘Honor Victims with Action’

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), honoured the lives of the 49 people – most of them young, LGBTQ and Latinx – killed in the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. “Every day, we carry forward the memories of the 49 people whose lives were cruelly and tragically taken at […]

US: Ceremonies Mark Anniversary of Pulse Shootings

US: Ceremonies Mark Anniversary of Pulse Shootings

The names of the 49 people killed at a Florida gay nightclub where a gunman turned a dance party into a massacre last year were read aloud on Monday (12 June) at ceremonies marked by rainbow-hued memorials and guarded by supporters dressed as angels. On the first anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern […]

EILE July Edition Out Now!

EILE July Edition Out Now!

Welcome to the July issue of EILE Magazine! This month we feature music from Melody Federer, Brielle, Raging Bull and Adrian Connolly, theatre from Gareth Russell’s Gate of the Year and underCurrent, fashion with Mark Anthony, and film with Frances Winston. We feature articles on the more serious issue of the shootings at Orlando from […]

Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute

Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute

On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latinx — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were. In the aftermath of the Orlando tragedy, Ryan Murphy asked how he could help drive awareness about the anti-LGBTQ hate violence that claimed so many lives at Pulse nightclub. The […]

#WeAreOrlando: HRC Turns Building into Memorial to Orlando Victims

#WeAreOrlando: HRC Turns Building into Memorial to Orlando Victims

On Friday last (17th June) the Human Rights Campaign  (HRC) unveiled a tribute to those lost in the horrific Orlando shooting. Before dawn, HRC began installing images of all 49 victims of Sunday’s attack in its front windows, creating an 8-story composite image that carries the message “We Are Orlando.”  HRC has also put together a memorial with […]

Federation Of Gay Games: Orlando Tragedy Statement

Federation Of Gay Games: Orlando Tragedy Statement

As the world mourns the tragic events that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando this past Sunday, 12 June 2016, the Federation of Gay Games family extends its condolences and support to the victims, their families, friends and associates, and the citizens of Orlando, Florida. This act of violence directly impacts the global Gay […]

Religious Leaders Respond To Orlando, Embracing LGBTQ Community

Religious Leaders Respond To Orlando, Embracing LGBTQ Community

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, the Human Rights Campaign in the US has pointed out that religious leaders have stood united against hate and in support of the LGBTQ community. Prominent Christian religious leaders have preached compassion and understanding. The Rev.  Al Sharpton wrote in a Huffington Post blog post that he has […]

Don’t Forget: Orlando Book of Condolence 3rd and last day!

Don’t Forget: Orlando Book of Condolence 3rd and last day!

Don’t forget that today is the third and last day for signing the Book of Condolence for the victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shootings in Florida. The Book of Condolence was opened for members of the public to sign on Monday and Tuesday of this week. It will also be open today, Wednesday 15th […]

Opinion: The Orlando Shootings Were Homophobic, Whether You Like To Admit That Or Not‏

Opinion: The Orlando Shootings Were Homophobic, Whether You Like To Admit That Or Not‏

Stephen Donnan writes that the Orlando shootings were homophobic in nature, and not attacks against the ‘wider community’. It gives me absolutely no pleasure to write this article as 50 people lie in morgues in Orlando, Florida. Most of them are like me – openly LGBT+ and I have to say my blood ran a […]

Faith and Pride Founder calls on NI leaders to condemn anti-LGBT mass murder in Orlando

Faith and Pride Founder calls on NI leaders to condemn anti-LGBT mass murder in Orlando

Reacting to the mass murder of LGBT people in Orlando, Florida, Andrew McFarland Campbell, Founder of Faith and Pride called on the political and religious leaders of Northern Ireland to lead the condemnation of the atrocity. Speaking earlier, Andrew said: “Perhaps more than most, the people of Northern Ireland know how it feels when mass […]