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.
African delegates from Melbourne AIDS conference seek asylum in Australia
12:05 PM — At least 30 African delegates from last month’s International AIDS Conference in Melbourne are seeking asylum in Australia.
2nd August 2014
Tom Daley wins gold medal at Commonwealth Games 20
10:00 PM — Tom Daley has picked up a x medal at the Commonwealth Games, while out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won a x.
Australia: Liberal candidate resigns after claiming ‘shirts are for faggots’ 13
12:51 PM — A Liberal party candidate in Australia has resigned, after it had emerged that he posted a series of homophobic tweets.
1st August 2014
Matthew Mitcham wins silver medal at Commonwealth Games
5:59 PM — Out Australian diving Matthew Mitcham has won a second silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.
25th July 2014
Artist makes dresses out of condoms to raise awareness of HIV 1
6:00 PM — Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘the sheath dress’, a Brazilian artist has created a collection of clothes made completely from expired or damaged condoms.
Australia: Research discovers cancer-fighting drug ‘kicks out’ hidden HIV 2
1:09 PM — A new development in HIV treatment was presented earlier this week at the AIDS 2014 conference in Australia.
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.