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‘Queer Greens’ Launched at Green Party Convention

‘Queer Greens’ Launched at Green Party Convention

Stephen Spillane writes on the launch of LGBT+ group, Queer Greens, at the Green Party Convention in Dublin The 2019 Green Party Convention took place on July 13th and 14th at the Law Society in Dublin. As part of the proceedings, a group of Green Party Members and friends met to form the Queer Greens […]

Opinion: The DUP May Bring LGBT Equality, Whether They Like It Or Not

Opinion: The DUP May Bring LGBT Equality, Whether They Like It Or Not

Scott De Buitléir writes from an England that is trying to re-aquaint itself with the Democratic Unionist Party, and sees that now could be a turning point for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland. Never let it be said that British politics is dull; if anything, recent events have given playwrights and screenwriters a plethora of […]

Film Review & Trailer: Weiner

Film Review & Trailer: Weiner

Frances Winston reviews this documentary about US politician, Anthony Weiner Directed by: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg –  Starring: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin and various colourful, political and media figures The name Anthony Weiner may not strike a chord with everyone this side of the pond, but if I was to mention a sexting scandal that […]

Northern Ireland: LGBT Group ‘LoveProudly’ Urges NI Citizens To Vote For Pro-LGBT Candidates

Northern Ireland: LGBT Group ‘LoveProudly’ Urges NI Citizens To Vote For Pro-LGBT Candidates

Stephen Donnan, founder of LGBT activist group, LoveProudly, writes urging Northern Ireland’s citizens to vote for pro-LGBT candidates in the upcoming May 5 elections in Northern Ireland He says: “Marriage equality is a reality in England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. It has been fought for and won with blood, sweat and tears […]

Event: Unionist Cllr Julie-Anne Corr on Marriage Equality in Dublin

Event: Unionist Cllr Julie-Anne Corr on Marriage Equality in Dublin

One of Belfast’s few openly gay politicians will give a talk this month in Dublin on marriage equality and LGBT issues, from a Northern Unionist perspective. Julie-Anne Corr, a Councillor for the Oldpark district of Belfast, is a member and representative of the Progressive Unionist Party, one of the few unionist parties which advocate for […]

Opinion: NI Unionism Needs To Modernise. It Could’ve Started With Equal Marriage

Opinion: NI Unionism Needs To Modernise. It Could’ve Started With Equal Marriage

EILE’s Founder & Editor-at-Large, Scott De Buitléir, analyses the state of Unionist politics in Northern Ireland in light of Stormont’s Equal Marriage vote yesterday. He notes how many LGBT and liberal Unionists are left out in the cold by their own. The people of Belfast, and Northern Ireland in general, have been in a weird […]

Chair of LGBT UKIP ‘Disillusioned” And Steps Down

Chair of LGBT UKIP ‘Disillusioned” And Steps Down

Tom Booker, who has led the LGBT section of the UK political party UKIP, has become disillusioned with the party, after what he sees as a string of anti-gay comments by party members. He tweeted that he had stepped down from his position as leader of LGBT and has quit the party. He also felt […]