13th January 2014
Modern Family star pledges $10,000 towards same-sex marriage in Australia 1
3:51 PM — TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has pledged over $10,000 (£6,100) towards same-sex marriage in Australia.
7th January 2014
Australia: Anti-gay senator accused of having ‘obsession’ with gay people 9
3:44 PM — Australian Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi has been described as being obsessed with gay people due to his outspoken homophobic views.
3rd January 2014
Australia: Gay man in civil union faces deportation to Pakistan 14
2:38 PM — A gay man who has been living in Brisbane faces deportation to Pakistan.
16th December 2013
Australian Senator who linked equal marriage to polygamy calls on pro-equality minister to resign 18
12:57 PM — Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has called on former Liberal leader and current Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stop publicly advocating equal marriage or resign from government.
13th December 2013
Nick Clegg expresses ‘personal sadness’ at India’s reinstatement of gay sex ban 1
3:39 PM — The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he is "personally saddened" that India's Supreme Court has reinstated the country's ban on gay sex.
12th December 2013
Australian High Court bans gay couples from marrying 25
11:06 AM — Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing same-sex marriages in the Australian Capital Territory.
2nd December 2013
Australia: ACT to defend new equal marriage law in imminent High Court hearing 2
8:08 PM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be forced to defend its newly implemented equal marriage law starting Tuesday as the country's High Court will hear a legal challenge to it.
29th October 2013
Australia: Labor to support bill to stop faith schools from expelling students based on sexual orientation 4
2:21 PM — The Labor party in New South Wales is to back a bill which would remove protections for private schools wishing to expel or discriminate against LGBT students.
Australia: Tasmania equal marriage efforts fail again as bill is narrowly defeated 4
1:13 PM — Equal marriage efforts in Tasmania have failed for a second time, as an attempt to reintroduce a bill to allow same-sex marriages failed in the state's upper house.
26th October 2013
Australia: Health Alliance pubicly supports the 13th annual Intersex Awareness Day 3
1:35 PM — The National LGBTI Health Aliiance of Australia has publicly shown its support for Intersex Awareness Day (26th October), which sees intersex activists across the world raise awerness on important issues affecting intersex people.
23rd October 2013
Australian PM Tony Abbott warns gay couples against marrying in the ACT 28
12:26 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned anyone planning to marry under a new regional same-sex marriage law to wait for legal action to conclude.
21st October 2013
Australia: ACT equal marriage bill to be altered in face of high court challenge by government 9
6:12 PM — The equal marriage bill for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is to be altered in order to protect it against a High Court challenge by the Australian federal government.
Lesbian sister of Australia’s anti-equal marriage Prime Minister proposes to partner 4
2:40 PM — Christine Forster, the sister of Australia's Prime Minister, has revealed that she has proposed to her partner Virginia Edwards.
Australia: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 9
10:56 AM — New figures show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year in Australia.
14th October 2013
Australian airline apologises for ‘I am gay’ sticker on passenger’s luggage 15
1:23 PM — Australian budget airline Jetstar has apologised to a passenger who pulled his suitcase from a baggage carousel to find the message "I am gay" written on it with stickers.
11th October 2013
Tony Abbott hints at allowing Australian MPs a conscience vote on equal marriage 5
11:50 AM — Australia’s Prime Minister is keeping his options open on giving MPs a potential conscience vote on equal marriage - although Tony Abbott remains opposed to the reform.
10th October 2013
Australia’s federal government to challenge ACT’s equal marriage law 7
12:01 PM — Australia’s federal government plans to challenge the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law in the High court.
2nd October 2013
Sister of Australian PM says he may be beginning to see equal marriage ‘in a slightly different way’ 8
4:25 PM — The sister of Tony Abbott, the Prime Minister of Australia, has said he may be "shifting" his stance on equal marriage, despite conceding that he may never vote in favour of it.
Australian trade union: Labor MPs should be forced to vote in favour of equal marriage 4
11:44 AM — The National Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union says he wants Labor MPs to be forced to vote in favour of equal marriage.
24th September 2013
Australian Catholic priest excommunicated by Vatican over support for gay rights 22
4:31 PM — An Australian priest has been excommunicated by the Vatican over his support for gay rights and women, just days after the pope called for Catholics to “find a new balance” by refraining from frequent condemnation on gay issues.