18th July 2014
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.
9th July 2014
Australia: Liberal Students call for free vote on equal marriage despite party’s opposition 3
12:17 PM — The student group associated with Australia's Liberal party has called for a free vote to be held on same-sex marriage, in spite of the party's formal opposition.
6th July 2014
Australia: State voids trans man’s marriage over ‘inconsistent’ documents 33
4:13 PM — An Australian trans man and his wife have had their marriage invalidated, because the state of Victoria won't update his birth certificate.
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe to address sexuality in Parkinson interview 44
1:28 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe will address his sexuality in an interview with Michael Parkinson next week.
Australian gay rugby team wins first professional match 10
1:07 PM — The Sydney Convicts have made history, becoming the first ever gay rugby team to win a professional-level match.
5th July 2014
Australia: Football club endorses marriage equality campaign 2
1:48 PM — An Australian rules football club has backed a campaign for marriage equality.