11th June 2014
11-year-old writes letter to Australian PM asking for equal marriage for his mum 32
6:51 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has responded to a letter from a young boy pleading with him to legalise equal marriage.
9th June 2014
Australia: Gay rights campaigner Lex Watson granted honour after death 2
2:33 PM — A leading Australian gay rights campaigner who died last month has been awarded a rare posthumous honour.
2nd June 2014
Australian rules football player comes out: ‘I’m not sure if sports are ready for gay players’ 6
7:11 PM — An Australian rules footballer has come out as gay, admitting that he went off the idea of playing after he realised he is gay.
29th May 2014
Australia: School drops ban against same-sex prom pairing 4
2:19 PM — An Australian public school which refused to allow two girls to attend the debutante ball as a pair has reversed its decision.
17th May 2014
Australia: New South Wales repeals murder ‘gay panic’ defence law 11
2:22 PM — New South Wales has repealed a law which allowed murderers to get off with a lighter sentence if they claimed a gay victim 'provoked' them into the attack.
11th May 2014
Rugby player: My career has been ruined by homophobic slur on Twitter account 20
11:58 AM — An Australian Rugby League player claims his career has been "ruined", after he was suspended for a homophobic slur posted on his Twitter account.
5th May 2014
New Zealand: Continued influx of gay Australian couples marrying expected to continue 5
2:21 PM — A continued influx of same-sex Australian couples looking to marry is expected in New Zealand.
4th May 2014
Australia: Rugby League investigating player who called opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 16
3:34 PM — A New South Wales rugby player could face a fine or suspension, after he was heard calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t" on live TV.
2nd May 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury rules pair’s 23-year marriage ‘invalid’ over birth certificate error 40
4:30 PM — A British woman whose birth certificate incorrectly said she was male says the Archbishop of Canterbury intervened to void her marriage.
30th April 2014
Australian gay former news anchor dies of pancreatic cancer
6:10 PM — One of Australia’s most recognisable news broadcasters has died just months after coming out as gay.
26th April 2014
Australia: Indian gay student granted asylum after being held captive by family 6
11:55 AM — A gay Indian student whose family attempted to force him into an arranged marriage with a woman has been granted asylum in Australia.
17th April 2014
Australia: Christian youth camp loses appeal against discrimination ruling 2
12:19 PM — A Christian youth camp which was ordered to pay damages for discriminating against a gay youth support charity in 2010 when it refused to accept its booking, has now lost its appeal against the court's ruling.
Australia: Man found guilty of killing partner after victim tells him he’s HIV positive 5
11:03 AM — A man in Sydney has been convicted of killing and raping his male partner after he was told of his HIV status.
16th April 2014
Australia: Departing pro-gay Senator attacks ‘deeply homophobic’ colleague 5
10:10 PM — A pro-gay Labor senator has laid into a colleague who will replace her, alleging that he is 'deeply homophobic' and 'disloyal'.
8th April 2014
Australia: Major sports bodies unite to wipe out homophobia 3
9:51 PM — All of Australia's major sporting bodies will later today commit to policies to clamp down on homophobia in sport.
2nd April 2014
Australia: High Court orders recognition of ‘non-specific’ gender option 5
9:05 PM — Australia's top court has today ruled that a campaigner should be allowed to legally have a neutral gender, instead of being forced to designate male or female.
20th March 2014
Australia: ACT approves new gender identity birth certificate rules for trans and intersex people 1
3:06 PM — In a unanimous and emotional vote on Thursday, new laws allowing trans and intersex people the right to alter their birth certificates were passed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Assembly.
15th March 2014
Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott tongue tied over gay marriage questions from high school students 40
2:23 PM — The Prime Minister of Australia earlier this week perhaps regretted his decision to talk to a group of high school students in the grounds of Parliament House.
12th March 2014
Australian psychologist fights for the right to ban gay sex 38
11:15 AM — An Australian psychologist says he will fight for the right to criminalise gay sex and to discriminate against gay people, having been disciplined for his views.
4th March 2014
Australia: ‘Pain in the arse’ gay rights activist sacked over car bumper threat 4
4:36 PM — A campaigner, who admits to being “a right pain in the arse”, has been sacked from a committee in the Australian state of Victoria.