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IDGTF 2018: ‘Let Me Look At You’ at the Pearse Centre Theatre

IDGTF 2018: ‘Let Me Look At You’ at the Pearse Centre Theatre

Starving Artists Theatre Company presents: LET ME LOOK AT YOU by Godfrey Hamilton, performed by Mark Pinkosh As a part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (IDGTF 2018) presented at the The Pearse Centre Theatre – 27 Pearse Street – Dublin, May 7 – 12 at 9 pm, additional performances May 7 & 12 at 2.30 […]

UK: Firefighters and bankers pledge to be ‘transgender allies’ in the workplace

UK: Firefighters and bankers pledge to be ‘transgender allies’ in the workplace

In fire stations, banks, companies and parliament, British workers have pledged to support transgender colleagues facing violence and discrimination through a training programme that aims to promote inclusive workplaces. Britain’s lower house of parliament, leading banks Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group, consumer goods maker Procter & Gamble Co, and accounting firm EY are among those […]

Stonewall UK Criticise Voter ID Pilots In Local Elections

Stonewall UK Criticise Voter ID Pilots In Local Elections

In Britain, on 3 May 2018, local government elections will be taking place across London. The British Government is planning to pilot a new voter identification scheme in polling stations, in Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Watford and Swindon. This would require individuals to bring photo ID with them to be able to vote. Stonewall UK are […]

Boxing Barbie based on British champ delivers body blow to sexist stereotypes

Boxing Barbie based on British champ delivers body blow to sexist stereotypes

A Barbie doll in the likeness of British Olympic boxing champion, Nicola Adams, complete with “boxing gloves to shatter any glass ceiling”, has been unveiled to mark International Women’s Day. Toymaker Mattel, whose Barbie dolls have in the past drawn criticism for promoting harmful stereotypes, said on Tuesday it hoped the Adams doll would inspire […]

Kürşad Kahramanoğlu, Turkish LGBT activist and former ILGA Sec-Gen, has passed away

Kürşad Kahramanoğlu, Turkish LGBT activist and former ILGA Sec-Gen, has passed away

Kürşad Kahramanoğlu, the LGBT activist from Turkey who played a crucial role in the ILGA organisation for many years, passed away on Friday last, 12th January. A passionate LGBT activist, trade unionist, and leader in the community, Kürşad served as Secretary-General of ILGA between 1999 and 2006, becoming one of the longest-standing Secretary-Generals in the history of […]

Listen: Glory – Chloe Bodur

Listen: Glory – Chloe Bodur

In our EILE music slot this morning, we feature the latest track, Glory, from North West London, neo-soul jazz singer, 19 year-old Chloe Bodur, which was just released via Live Nation’s Ones To Watch. Produced by UK Top 10 charting producer, JD. Reid (Mabel, Katy B, Sinead Harnett, D Double E), this great new single, with themes […]

UK: Elite London Gents’ Club Bends Rules To Accept Trans Woman

UK: Elite London Gents’ Club Bends Rules To Accept Trans Woman

An exclusive London gentlemen’s club has defied its 150-year-old tradition as a male-only bastion, by allowing a woman to join – but only because she was born a man. The Savile Club, in Mayfair in central London, has never accepted women since it opened in 1868, but bent its rules after one of its existing […]