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UK: Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2017 – Stonewall

UK: Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2017 – Stonewall

After a fantastic first year’s event with 1,000 entrants, the UK’s Brighton and Hove Triathlon returns on Sunday 17 September 2017. The race will see participants take on the challenge of a sea swim (which was a mill pond for the 2016 event), a scenic cycle along the seafront on the closed road cycle leg, […]

UK: Brighton LGBT – Diversity Games

UK: Brighton LGBT – Diversity Games

On Saturday 8th July 2017, Brighton enjoyed the third Diversity Games organised by BLAGSS (Brighton’s LGBT Sports Society).  This year they held a Golf Tournament and a Same Sex Dance Championship.  The golf competition was well attended by LGBT golfers from Brighton, London, Dorset, and Cardiff.  Helen Woodcock-Downey, the organiser, said:

UK: Gay man wins equal pension rights for husband in landmark decision

UK: Gay man wins equal pension rights for husband in landmark decision

A British gay man won a legal battle on Wednesday (12 July) for his husband to receive the same pension benefits when he dies as a heterosexual partner, in what has been described as a landmark case for LGBT rights. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that John Walker’s husband was entitled to a spouse pension, […]

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 […]

Opinion: A View Of Recent Events At Home And Abroad

Opinion: A View Of Recent Events At Home And Abroad

Brian Ward gives his opinion on the rise of conservative politics after recent terror attacks, and the conservative policies of first gay upcoming Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar I have avoided commenting on recent events, more because I have found it hard to articulate the horror that has befallen the poor people of Manchester and London. What […]

Listen: The Ramona Flowers – If You Remember

Listen: The Ramona Flowers – If You Remember

On this morning’s EILE music slot, we feature the brand new single, If You Remember, from UK-based, Indie/Rock band from Bristol, The Ramona Flowers (released 2nd June). The band manage to intertwine electronic sounds with alt-rock guitar and drums, and cite among their influences Peter Gabriel, Phoenix and M83. Lead singer, Steve Bird, has been […]

Video: Royal Blood – Lights Out

Video: Royal Blood – Lights Out

On EILE’s music slot this morning, we feature the fantastic, energetic track, Lights Out, from the new album, How Did We Get So Dark? by UK alternative rock band, Royal Blood. The duo, from Brighton, is made up of Mike Kerr (bass, keyboards, vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums, percussion, piano). The track was produced by Jolyon Thomas & […]