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.
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.