16th October 2014
Australia: New South Wales passes legislation to expunge historical gay sex convictions 9
11:06 AM — Legislation to extinguish convictions for homosexual offences has passed in the New South Wales parliament.
14th October 2014
Australia: TV station defends live transphobic tweets as ‘appropriate for broadcast’ 5
3:42 PM — An Australian television station has defended itself from backlash after it aired transphobic tweets on a Q&A panel show.
12th October 2014
Australia: Tasmanian Liberal party condemned for voting to oppose equal marriage 9
11:55 AM — The Tasmanian Liberal party has passed a motion reaffirming the party's opposition to same-sex marriage.
8th October 2014
Australian newspaper didn’t mean to offend after calling trans murder victim ‘she-male’ 5
10:35 AM — A newspaper in Australia which came under heavy criticism for describing the transgender victim of a brutal murder as “she-male” has now issued a half-hearted apology.
1st October 2014
Australia: Same-sex marriage bill put on hold 2
12:06 PM — Australian marriage equality activists have suffered another setback, after a same-sex marriage bill was stalled just days before it was due to be debated.
29th September 2014
Australia: Tony Abbott finally replies to 8-year-old who wrote to ask for equal marriage 13
1:13 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has finally replied to an 8-year-old girl who sent him a letter every day asking him to legalise equal marriage.
28th September 2014
Australian Idol singer apologises for ‘homophobic’ gay football joke 9
12:17 PM — Australian singer Rob Mills has apologised, after posting a "homophobic" gay sex joke after a football match.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council to vote on LGBT resolution 1
6:16 PM — The United Nations' Human Rights Council is expected to vote Friday on a resolution that addresses violence and discrimination directed at LGBT people around the globe.
22nd September 2014
Australia: Ex-PM Julia Gillard admits same-sex marriage is inevitable 14
12:08 PM — Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard - who opposed same-sex marriage while in office - has admitted that equal marriage is inevitable in Australia.
20th September 2014
Australian MP: Parliament shouldn’t have free vote on equal marriage because public would ‘vilify’ those opposed 24
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.