23rd July 2014
Newly out legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe carries Commonwealth flag at opening ceremony 3
11:22 PM — Newly out swimming legend Ian Thorpe was featured in this evening's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.
Australia: HIV groups have mixed reaction to HIV transmission law amendment
5:41 PM — Some of Australia's leading HIV and AIDS bodies have displayed a mixed reaction to a plan to amend a Victoria law which criminalises the intentional transmission of HIV.
Australian LGBT group calls for withdrawal from Commonwealth over anti-gay laws 8
1:18 PM — An Australian LGBT group has called for the country to withdraw from the Commonwealth, over its "total failure" to address anti-gay laws.
Australia: Thousands memorialise the millions lost to HIV/AIDS 1
1:00 PM — Thousands congregated in Melbourne’s Federation Square yesterday to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, as part of the 20th International AIDS Conference.
18th July 2014
Australia: Melbourne flags to be flown at half mast for AIDS conference after MH17 crash
2:13 PM — Flags in Melbourne will be flown at half mast for the entirety of the International AIDS Conference, as a mark of respect to AIDS activists who died in yesterday's Malaysia Airlines crash.
AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash 39
11:02 AM — A number of people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.
16th July 2014
Australia: Second poll confirms rise in support for marriage equality 1
5:39 PM — A poll has corroborated earlier findings that suggested support for marriage equality had surged.
Australia: Victoria Attorney General to give welcome address at anti-gay conference 6
4:23 PM — The Attorney General of Victoria, state of Australia, is to address an international anti-gay conference in Melbourne next month.
15th July 2014
Australia: New survey reveals homophobic abuse affects four in five gay athletes
5:27 PM — A new survey of Australian sport has revealed that 85 percent of gay sportsmen and -women have seen or experienced homophobic abuse.
14th July 2014
Poll: Just one in five Australians now oppose equal marriage 2
3:31 PM — Opposition to equal marriage has all-but-completely collapsed in Australia, a poll has found, with just a fifth of people still opposing same-sex marriage.
Ian Thorpe ‘considered’ coming out in 1998 but was warned it would lose sponsorships 10
2:15 PM — Ian Thorpe considered coming out publicly in 1998, but was warned it would lose him sponsorships, according to reports.
Australia: Sports commentator seeks counselling after calling player ‘big poofter’ 4
12:28 PM — A sports commentator has said he is in the process of getting professional counselling, after he attracted criticism for labelling a player a 'big poofter'.
Australia: Senator calls for cross-party support of new same-sex marriage bill
11:28 AM — An Australian Senator has called for cross-party cooperation in passing a new same-sex marriage bill.
13th July 2014
Internet reacts to Olympic champion Ian Thorpe coming out 10
4:12 PM — Following Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe revealing that he is gay, social media has been flooded with broadly-supportive messages.
Australia: Sports commentator to keep job after calling player a ‘big poofter’ 11
2:41 PM — A sports commentator will be allowed to stay on the air, after he referred to a player as a "big poofter".
Matthew Mitcham: Ian Thorpe coming out has the potential to help a lot of people 4
1:32 PM — Australian diver Matthew Mitcham has hailed Ian Thorpe's decision to come out as gay.
Ian Thorpe: I didn’t come out sooner because the lie became too big 42
11:29 AM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has said that he didn't come out sooner because he didn't want people to think he had "lied about everything".
12th July 2014
Australia: Football commentator labels player a ‘big poofter’ 11
12:30 PM — An Australian football commentator has been condemned for labelling a player a "big poofter".
11th July 2014
Australia: Judge suspended for claiming incest is no longer taboo because homosexuality is legal 12
1:01 PM — An Australian judge has been suspended, after claiming that incest can no longer be treated as "unnatural" because people have accepted homosexuality.
Australia: Newly-elected Senator to introduce same-sex marriage bill 5
11:59 AM — An Australian Senator will reportedly introduce a same-sex marriage bill as a priority, shortly after taking office.