23rd January 2013
Australia: Lord Mayor apologises for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner 9
3:15 AM — A Lord Mayor in Sydney, Australia has apologised after city council staff instructed an LGBT charity to take down signage at a family festival, due to complaints that it was 'offensive'.
21st January 2013
Australia: City council faces backlash for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner 27
1:58 PM — A city council in Australia is facing criticism after asking an LGBT support charity to take down signage displayed at a family festival, as it was deemed "offensive".
3rd January 2013
Rainbow road in Oz likely to get go-ahead 6
12:48 PM — A rainbow pedestrian crossing is likely to be approved for Oxford Street in Sydney. The proposal came from Lord Mayor Clover Moore, who wishes to mark the 35th anniversary of Mardi Gras.
11th October 2012
Sydney to host gay rugby cup in 2014
7:37 PM — Sydney has won its bid to host the 2014 Bingham Cup, the world's top gay rugby tournament.
2nd October 2012
Sydney: Death of gay man ‘possible’ hate crime
11:09 AM — Police in the Australian city of Sydney are treating the death of a gay man in an apartment fire as “suspicious”.
11th September 2012
Australian PM supports bid to host 2014 gay rugby world cup 13
11:55 AM — Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard has officially given her backing to a bid for the country to host the next Bingham Cup. The cup is named after Mark Bingham, a gay rugby player who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11 2001.
10th August 2012
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.
25th July 2012
Australia: Extremist preacher bailed on Mardi Gras terror charge 16
4:09 PM — An extremist Muslim preacher has been bailed in Australia after answering charges for allegedly threatening a terrorist attack on Sydney's gay Mardi Gras parade and for possessing images of child abuse.
31st May 2012
Australia: New South Wales Parliament calls on federal government for equal marriage laws 11
2:26 PM — The Upper House of the Parliament in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, has called on the federal government to allow gay couples to marry and to allow religious bodies to perform ceremonies if they choose.
9th April 2012
Study finds high levels of homophobia in Australia’s Arab community 12
2:49 PM — A study in Australia has found many gay people in the country's Arabic community have been subject to high levels of homophobic violence and verbal abuse.
26th January 2012
Sydney will ‘be so lucky’ as Kylie returns to Mardi Gras 7
3:22 PM — Kylie Minogue, showed fans that she's 'still standing' after 25 years, has announced her return to Sydney for the Mardi Gras in March this year.
5th March 2011
Sydney explodes in Mardi Gras of celebration and protest at Australia’s ban on gay marriage 15
5:13 PM — Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets at Sydney's 34th gay Mardi Gras parade. The event was dubbed "Say Something" to protest at Australia's federal ban on gay marriage.
18th November 2010
Portia won’t be interviewed by male journalists 47
5:27 PM — Portia DeGeneres has been accused of discrimination after refusing to be interviewed by male journalists. The actress is currently promoting her memoir Unbearable Lightness but has only agreed to be interviewed by women.
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.
8th November 2010
Gay arts festival GFEST begins today 1
6:35 PM — London's only LGBT arts festival begins today. GFEST will run for two weeks and features dozens of short films, exhibitions and performances by a range of artists.
‘Gay’ Lebanese man refused Australian visa 6
5:22 PM — A Lebanese Muslim man was refused a protection visa in Australia because authorities did not believe he was gay. The man, who cannot be named, says he is gay but became engaged to an Australian woman to escape his abusive father.
29th October 2010
David Cameron supports gay arts event GFEST 18
12:02 PM — Prime minister David Cameron has released a message of support for GFEST, London's annual gay arts and culture festival. The two-week festival starts on November 8th and will be held at venues across London.
31st August 2010
Australian same-sex adoption bill debate heats up 7
11:28 AM — Approximately 200 people were present in Sydney's New South Wales (NSW) Parliament House earlier today for a Council of Churches meeting and a public protest against the same-sex adoption bill.
12th August 2010
Australian man finally jailed for 19-year-old gay murder
4:24 PM — An Australian man who murdered Ecudorian Felipe Flores in Sydney back in 1991, has been jailed for a minimum of eleven-and-a-half years.
25th February 2010
Australian Senate rejects gay marriage bill 13
2:57 PM — The Australian Senate today rejected a bill to give equal marriage rights to gay citizens. The bill was introduced by the Greens but was defeated 45-5, just days before the world's biggest gay celebration, Sydney Mardi Gras.