10th April 2013
Australia: Sydney’s rainbow crossing dug up despite 15,000 strong petition to save it 3
3:32 PM — The rainbow road crossing in Sydney’s LGBT district, which was painted for the city’s 35th Mardi Gras celebrations, has been dug up, officials noting a safety hazard, despite a 15,000 strong petition to save it.
5th April 2013
Sydney: Gay rights campaigner pleads not guilty to police assault charge 4
6:15 PM — A gay rights campaigner has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting police and resisting arrest at last month's Sydney Mardi Gras.
Australia: Sydney rainbow crossing to be removed for causing road safety hazard 2
12:44 PM — A road crossing in Sydney's gay precinct which was painted in rainbow colours for the city's 35th Mardi Gras celebrations is set to be torn up later this month.
26th March 2013
Australia: Thousands sign petition to keep rainbow pedestrian crossing in Sydney 2
2:03 PM — Over 12,000 people have signed a petition urging the government of New South Wales to keep a rainbow pedestrian crossing which was painted in central Sydney this year to celebrate Mardi Gras.
11th March 2013
Australia: Video footage emerges of new angle on Sydney Mardi Gras alleged police brutality 3
5:07 PM — New video footage has emerged which shows a different perspective on one case of alleged policy brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras, as it appears to show one of those who accused the police of brutality, resisting arrest.
7th March 2013
Third claim of police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras after man claims he was stripped naked in drugs search 12
12:18 PM — A man claims he was ordered to strip naked during a drug search in full view of bystanders, amid allegations of police brutality at last month’s Sydney Mardi Gras.
5th March 2013
Video: Witnesses allege police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 75
1:36 PM — A video and several witness accounts alleging police violence at Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 have emerged.
2nd March 2013
Australia: Hundreds of thousands expected for biggest Sydney Mardi Gras so far 16
1:51 AM — As the 35th Mardi Gras kicks off in Sydney, organisers expect hundreds of thousands of people in what is expected to be one of the biggest in the event's history.
28th February 2013
Video: Kate Middleton hoax radio station rebrands itself as 2Gay FM for Sydney Mari Gras 2
6:55 PM — The radio station whose DJs made a hoax call to a British nurse who ended up committing suicide is temporarily renaming itself to mark Sydney Mari Gras.
26th February 2013
Australia: Lesbian councillor denies ‘mean-spirited’ u-turn on rainbow street 10
6:31 PM — A lesbian Sydney councillor who opposed plans to set up rainbow crossings in the city's gay district has replied to her critics and says she actually wanted them to be permanent, and only opposed plans to make them temporary.
21st February 2013
Comment: A day in the life of Peter Tatchell 28
11:50 AM — Britain's most famous human rights campaigner talks about his daily routine and how he has to go to bed with "a siren alarm, fire extinguisher and rope ladder" - every night.
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.