Australian MP: Parliament shouldn’t have free vote on equal marriage because public would ‘vilify’ those opposed 14
1:53 PM — An Australian Liberal MP has said there shouldn't be a free vote in Parliament on same-sex marriage - because the public would "vilify" MPs who vote against it.
17th September 2014
Australia: Norfolk Island may introduce same-sex marriage this year 2
10:15 AM — Norfolk Island in Australia, could legalise same-sex marriage this year, as plans to introduce legislation have been lodged.
16th September 2014
Australia: Victoria to erase historic consensual gay sex convictions 1
11:40 AM — Gay citizens of the Australian state of Victoria convicted for consensual homosexual acts will soon have their criminal records erased.
12th September 2014
Ian Thorpe denies he is dating Ricky Martin 4
12:26 PM — Ian Thorpe has denied rumours that he is dating singer Ricky Martin.
Australia: Activists condemn ‘opt-out’ for registrars in equal marriage bill 9
11:38 AM — Equality activists have condemned a proposal in an equal marriage bill that would allow civil celebrants to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
31st August 2014
Watch: Sydney Convicts win gay rugby world cup 1
11:42 AM — The Sydney Convicts have stormed to victory in the Bingham cup.
30th August 2014
Australia: Anti-gay conference begins despite protests 24
5:40 PM — An anti-gay group's conference is underway in Australia, despite protests from equality campaigners.
29th August 2014
Australia: Catholic newspaper refuses ad from former Irish president because she is pro-gay 14
5:52 PM — A Catholic newspaper in Australia has rejected an advert from former Irish President Mary McAleese, because she isn't a homophobe.
Protesters threaten to shut down anti-gay Christian conference with blockade 6
9:26 AM — Demonstrators have vowed to disrupt a controversial conference taking place in Melbourne this weekend, saying they hope to stop people from attending with a blockade.
27th August 2014
Australia: Attempted rapist has penis bitten half off 16
10:24 PM — In Queensland, Australia a man had his penis almost bitten off when he attempted to force another man to perform oral sex on him after meeting in a local nightclub on Saturday night.
Watch: Gay rugby teams train together ahead of Bingham Cup
5:30 PM — Despite rainy weather, members of gay rugby teams from across the globe got stuck into a huge training session ahead of the Bingham Cup in Sydney.
25th August 2014
Australia: Liberals delay replacement for minister who quit over anti-gay slurs
11:35 AM — The Liberal Party in Australia's Northern Territory have delayed the process to replace a minister who stepped down over anti-gay slurs.
23rd August 2014
Sydney Mardi Gras organisers blame $177,664 loss on negative publicity 7
6:49 PM — Organisers of Sydney's Mardi Gras have blamed a financial loss on high ticket prices and negative publicity.
22nd August 2014
Australian MP resigns as minister after calling colleague’s gay son a ‘pillow biter’ and a ‘shirt lifter’ 5
11:01 AM — An Australian MP has stepped down from his role as a deputy chief minister, after he made alleged homophobic remarks about the gay son of a colleague.
21st August 2014
Australian politician calls colleague’s gay son a ‘pillow biter’ and a ‘shirt lifter’ 25
10:53 AM — An Australian deputy chief minister is in trouble for allegedly calling the gay son of another politician a “pillow biter” and “shirt lifter”.
18th August 2014
New Zealand: 926 same-sex couples marry in first year 5
1:43 PM — Nearly 1000 same-sex couples have married in New Zealand since same-sex marriage came into effect a year ago.
12th August 2014
Australia: Campaigners mark 10 years since introduction of ban on same-sex marriage 1
12:36 PM — Campaigners in Australia are marking the 10th anniversary of the country's legal ban on same-sex marriage.
8th August 2014
Australia: 8-year-old writing to Tony Abbot every day to ask for equal marriage 4
3:25 PM — An 8-year-old girl is writing to Australian Prime Minister every day in order to ask for same-sex marriage.
5th August 2014
Watch: Australian gay couple move in with homophobic pastor 22
7:14 PM — A Melbourne gay couple have moved in with a homophobic pastor
Australia: School chaplain apologises for claiming homosexuality is ‘not normal’ in Facebook post 4
4:33 PM — A chaplain at a Tasmanian school has apologised, after claiming homosexuality is "not normal" on Facebook.