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US: Trans students – A test of identity for girls schools

US: Trans students – A test of identity for girls schools

(Reuters) – Secondary schools for girls across the United States are grappling with a difficult and increasingly common question: What is the best approach when a student or applicant no longer identifies as female or is going through a gender transition? As students who are openly transgender or non-binary have become more visible at girls […]

Video: ‘I’m So Concerned’ new single from No Small Children

Video: ‘I’m So Concerned’ new single from No Small Children

This morning, EILE is delighted to feature a great new track from LA-based all-girl band, No Small Children (or as they call themselves, a band). NSC formed in 2012, and their latest single, I’m So Concerned, is from their fourth album, What Do The Kids Say? The band is made up of elementary school-teachers, who […]

UN General Assembly approves Chile’s Bachelet as human rights High Commissioner

UN General Assembly approves Chile’s Bachelet as human rights High Commissioner

(Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly approved on Friday the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the world body’s new human rights chief. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, announced the appointment of Bachelet on Wednesday. She will replace Jordan’s Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who is stepping down at the end of the month after […]

US: Transgender candidates could make history in upcoming races

(Reuters) – Transgender candidates, running for political office in unprecedented numbers in the United States this year, could make history in upcoming primary elections by securing Democratic Party nominations in races in three states. Kim Coco Iwamoto is up for the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor of Hawaii on Saturday. Christine Hallquist leads in fundraising […]

Listen: Parker Matthews – Feelin’ Right

Listen: Parker Matthews – Feelin’ Right

One of EILE’s favourite artists, indie/pop/R&B singer-songwriter, Parker Matthews, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has just released an atmospheric, chill-out, pared-back ballad, called Feelin’ Right. Parker’s vocal is the main event on this track, and soars over the slow beat and moody muted instrumental which supports it. With this new song, Parker explores the world of Pop/R&B: “I […]

US: Momentum for Equality Act Continues to Grow 3 Years After Bill First Introduced

US: Momentum for Equality Act Continues to Grow 3 Years After Bill First Introduced

240+ bipartisan members of Congress, and 115 leading businesses, have endorsed legislation to guarantee full federal equality to LGBTQ people In 30 states, LGBTQ Americans remain at risk of being fired, denied housing, or turned away from a business simply because of who they are Yesterday, in the US, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released […]

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]