30th August 2014
Australia: Anti-gay conference begins despite protests 24
5:40 PM — An anti-gay group's conference is underway in Australia, despite protests from equality campaigners.
29th August 2014
Key Australian politicians pull out of controversial anti-gay conference 6
8:44 AM — Various high-profile politicians scheduled to speak at the anti-gay World Congress of Families (WCF) this weekend have pulled out over issues to do with who will host the event.
6th August 2014
Australia: Victoria Police apologise for infamous 1994 gay nightclub raid 1
4:30 PM — Victoria police have issued an apology for a gay nightclub raid in which patrons were strip-searched by armed police - 20 years after the event.
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
31st July 2014
Australia: Rainbow footpaths installed for International AIDS Conference will be made permanent 4
5:00 PM — A city council in Melbourne, Australia has voted to keep its initially-temporary rainbow footpaths on a permanent basis, following widespread support from the community.
26th July 2014
Sir Bob Geldof: China ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about fighting HIV 16
6:29 PM — Sir Bob Geldof has attacked China and Russia for their lack of funding for HIV/AIDS research.
23rd July 2014
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.
21st July 2014
World AIDS Conference speakers take aim at countries with anti-gay laws 9
2:05 PM — Speakers and activists at the World Aids Conference in Melbourne have taken aim at countries with anti-gay laws, stating that they help to allow HIV to spread.
20th July 2014
Delegates at AIDS 2014 conference hold memorial for MH17 victims 1
2:17 PM — Delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne have paid tribute to the AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the flight MH17, when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
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.
5th July 2014
Study: Children raised by same-sex parents are ‘healthier and happier’ 31
11:44 AM — Children raised by same-sex parents are both healthier and happier than others, a study has found.
24th May 2013
Australia: Man who stalked footballer and talked of ‘gay orgy’ jailed 3
10:48 AM — A fake doctor who claimed he organised a "gay orgy" at the family home of an Australian rules football player has been jailed after pleading guilty to stalking.
17th April 2013
Australian PM refuses to support equal marriage despite New Zealand victory 56
2:03 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, says she won’t be dropping her opposition to marriage equality, even though neighbouring New Zealand passed the measure on Wednesday.
6th March 2013
Australia: Lord Mayor pushes Russian ambassador on ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay law 1
1:15 PM — Melbourne City Council may fly a member of the St Petersburg gay community to Australia to discuss conditions for gay people in the Russian city, following the implementation of anti-gay laws in the city.
5th March 2013
James Franco slams Australia’s Classification Board for banning gay film 8
6:22 PM — James Franco has lashed out at Australia’s Classification Board for banning a film because of its gay sex scenes.
22nd February 2013
Australia: Brother of anti-gay party leader urges Melbourne to cut ties with St Petersburg over homophobic law 2
6:28 PM — LGBT activist Carl Katter, half-brother of anti-gay politician Bob Katter, has called on Melbourne to follow Venice and Milan by cutting ties with St Petersburg over homophobic laws.
10th August 2012
Journalism student uncovers ‘transphobic and homophobic culture’ at major Australian newspaper 8
4:34 PM — A journailsm student at the University of Melboune has exposed what she described as a "sexist, transphobic and homophobic culture" at the Herald Sun, one of the country's biggest newspapers.
Mass rallies in support of marriage equality to take place across Australia this weekend 5
12:54 PM — Mass rallies are taking place in eight Australian cities this weekend to mark the eight-year anniversary of the country's ban on marriage equality.
9th November 2010
Australian lesbian couple banned from school ball 13
3:09 PM — A teenage lesbian couple in Australia are changing schools after they were barred from attending a ball together. Hannah Williams, 16, wanted to take her girlfriend Savannah Supski, also 16, to the event at Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar in Melbourne but the Year 11 student was told she could only attend the ball with a boy.
Gay TV presenter Kristian Digby suffocated in solo sex game 14
11:37 AM — Kristian Digby, the 32-year-old BBC presenter, accidentally suffocated in a sex game, an inquest has heard. Digby, who presented To Buy or Not To Buy and House Swap, was found dead at his home in east London on March 1st.