Tag Archive | Philadelphia

US Supreme Court to hear arguments on same-sex foster care

US Supreme Court to hear arguments on same-sex foster care

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major religious rights dispute, involving the city of Philadelphia’s refusal to place children for foster care with a Catholic agency that bars same-sex couples from serving as foster parents. The justices will take up an appeal by Catholic Social Services, an arm of […]

Listen: Payson Lewis – Nothing To You

Listen: Payson Lewis – Nothing To You

EILE favourite, Payson Lewis, returns with another pulsing indie-pop track, Nothing To You. Philadelphia native, Lewis, pairs his powerful voice with a kicking guitar riff, to create a dynamic anthem about letting go of love. “Brooke Jenkins and I sat down and wrote this song from the scars of a love gone wrong. A love […]

Philadelphia can exclude anti-LGBT foster agency – Court

Philadelphia can exclude anti-LGBT foster agency – Court

(Reuters) – Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic foster care agency from a program for placing children with foster families, because it refuses to work with same-sex couples, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. In a 3-0 decision, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals said Catholic Social Services failed to show that the placement […]

Listen: Payson Lewis – Take Me Apart

Listen: Payson Lewis – Take Me Apart

One of EILE Magazine‘s favourite artists is Philadelphia-born and raised, pop/R&B/rock singer-songwriter, Payson Lewis, who has recently released his debut EP, Take Me Apart. Today, we’re featuring Take Me Apart, the title track of which has an energetic, upbeat instrumental, paring back at times to show the sweetness and control of Payson’s vocal, then building again […]

Listen: LGBT-themed Debut single from Sarah Sylvia – ‘St Vincent’

Listen: LGBT-themed Debut single from Sarah Sylvia – ‘St Vincent’

Sarah Sylvia, the Irish songstress who won people’s hearts on The Voice of Ireland in 2014, has released her LGBT-themed debut single, a great track called St Vincent. Both music and lyrics were written by Sarah Sylvia, and the song is performed by Sarah and her project, Cages. A moody ballad reminiscent of a mix of […]

US: Police Chief’s Daughter Who Gay Bashed Is Sentenced

US: Police Chief’s Daughter Who Gay Bashed Is Sentenced

A woman from Pennsylvania, who had taken part in beating up a gay couple in September 2014, has received a sentence of  5 – 10 months imprisonment. 25-year-old, Kathryn Knott, from Bucks County, was one of a group of 15 friends out for birthday celebrations, who engaged in the attack on the gay couple. The […]

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 […]