Tag Archive | USA

US: Unite for Marriage Launches in Advance of SCOTUS Oral Arguments

US: Unite for Marriage Launches in Advance of SCOTUS Oral Arguments

Eight organisations have come together under Unite for Marriage, a partnership working together to show support for marriage for same-sex couples, as the question stands before the U.S. Supreme Court. Participating organisations include Marriage Equality USA, Freedom to Marry, Human Rights Campaign, Family Equality Council, GLAAD, National LGBTQ Task Force, GetEQUAL and the Campaign for Southern Equality. 

Listen: Jef Joslin – Come Out West

Growing up in the Appalachian mountains of Johnson City, TN, football looked like the most natural choice for those who knew Joslin. But he had other things in mind. Now singer-songwriter Jef Joslin seems to have achieved his dream: “I always wanted to be a Beach Boy: live by the beach on the west coast, […]

Podcast: Equal Marriage in Alabama & #DrivingWhileTrans

The EILE Magazine podcast returns this week, as Scott De Buitléir chats to Sunnivie Brydum of The Advocate magazine in Los Angeles about the #DrivingWhileTrans social media trend, as well as speaking with Adam Talbot of Human Rights Campaign about marriage equality in Alabama. The EILE Magazine podcast is produced by Vernon Media. This episode was […]

US: Medicare Lawsuit Win Allows Gender Reassignment Surgery for Seniors

A landmark legal case in the United States means that senior transgender Americans can now avail of gender reassignment surgery through Medicaid. Denee Mallon, 74, was the first to undergo gender reassignment surgery, paid for by Medicaid. The operation was made possible after Ms. Mallon challenged the U.S. government’s insurance program to lift its ban […]

Hundreds of Law Enforcement, Clergy and Businesses Sign To Support Florida Marriage Ban Challenge

Hundreds of Law Enforcement, Clergy and Businesses Sign To Support Florida Marriage Ban Challenge

In more than 25 unique amicus briefs that have been or will be submitted this week to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, scores of first responders, law enforcement officials, states, cities, faith leaders, and businesses urge the court to end Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.  The briefs show the depth and […]

Idaho: Trans Woman Dressed as Man at Her Funeral

Idaho: Trans Woman Dressed as Man at Her Funeral

A transgender woman was dressed by her family as a man for her funeral, which has prompted strong criticism of the family for erasing the woman’s identity. Jennifer Gable, originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, died of a brain aneurism in October at the age of 32. Despite legally changing her name to Jennifer in 2007, […]

Watch: 3 Trans Women Speak About Trans* Day of Remembrance

Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring Project reports that at least 226 people lost their lives to anti-transgender hate violence this year. Tragically, countless more victims remain unaccounted for because of misgendering and ignorance. Transgender Day of Remembrance, which took place earlier this week, is designed to honour the lives lost to anti-transgender hate violence, and […]

US Cardinal Calls for Pope to Clarify Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

US Cardinal Calls for Pope to Clarify Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

One of Pope Francis’ most vocal critics has said that he would refuse giving Communion to any legislator who voted in favour of same-sex marriage. Speaking at a conference on the Catholic family in Limerick recently, Raymond Burke, an high-ranking Irish-American Cardinal, said that he would refuse Communion to Catholic legislators voting in favour of […]

Openly Gay Mayor of Seattle Gives Talk on LGBT Diversity in Dublin

Openly Gay Mayor of Seattle Gives Talk on LGBT Diversity in Dublin

Ed Murray, the openly gay Mayor of Seattle, was guest of honour at a talk on LGBT diversity in the workplace in Dublin yesterday, where he was hailed as a champion of LGBT rights in his home city and throughout Washington State. Mayor Murray was invited to speak about his experiences regarding LGBT diversity and […]

Listen: Gabe Lopez – Cuz U Like Boys

Listen: Gabe Lopez – Cuz U Like Boys

Gabe Lopez is an openly-gay singer, songwriter and music producer, who has worked with the likes of New Kids On the Block, Belinda Carlisle and James Brown. Lopez’ latest single, Cuz U Like Boys, is a tongue-in-cheek play on sexuality, and is from his third album, It’s Obvious It’s Obvious. The Godfather of Soul, James […]