9 June 2010
Australian blood donation rules ‘discriminatory’, activist says
A Tasmanian gay rights activist has questioned why the Australian Red Cross' policy on blood donation is harsher on gay men than it is on people with tattoos and piercings.
2 June 2010
Aussie Rules star Jason Akermanis suspended for gay comments
Jason Akermanis, the Aussie Rules Football star who said gay players should stay in the closet, has been suspended.The Western Bulldogs player wrote in a newspaper that gay team members could "break the fabric" of clubs and that the macho sport is not ready for them to come out.
21 May 2010
Australian Rules football star says gays should stay in the closet
A veteran star of Australian Rules football has been attacked for saying gay players should stay in the closet.
20 May 2010
Australian minister David Campbell quits after being filmed at gay sex club
Australian politician David Campbell has resigned after he was filmed leaving a gay sex club.
26 April 2010
‘Gay’ dog barred from restaurant
A blind man and his guide dog were barred from an Australian restaurant after a waiter thought the dog was gay.
19 April 2010
Australian swimming champion Daniel Kowalski comes out as gay
The former Australian Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski has come out.
13 April 2010
Australian Red Cross to review blood ban
The Australian Red Cross has announced it will review its ban on gay men donating blood.
25 March 2010
Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott supports ‘enduring’ gay unions
Australian federal opposition leader Tony Abbott has explained his "poor choice of words" on homosexuality and said he would support recognising committed gay relationships.
19 March 2010
Australian government withdraws non-specified gender status
The Australian government has changed its mind about awarding a gender activist a status of "gender not specified".
11 March 2010
Australia is first to recognise ‘non-specified’ gender
Australia may have made gender history this week, as the New South Wales government lays claim to being the first in the world to recognise an individual’s sex as officially “not specified”.
8 March 2010
Australian group calls for trans Facebook option
An Australian lobby group has said that Facebook users should be given the option of listing themselves as trans because the 'male' and 'female' options are too narrow.
1 March 2010
Three stabbings and 35 arrests at Sydney Mardi Gras
Thirty five people were arrested at Sydney Mardi Gras this weekend, which police said was a reduction from 2009.
26 February 2010
Australian presenters to be investigated for ‘anti-gay’ remarks
Two Australian sports commentators are facing an investigation by the New South Wales anti-discrimination board for their remarks about men's figure skating.
25 February 2010
Australian Senate rejects gay marriage bill
The Australian Senate today rejected a bill to give equal marriage rights to gay citizens.
19 February 2010
Complaints over Australian commentators’ gay remarks
Two Australian sports commentators who made a series of remarks about men's figure skating at the Winter Olympics have been accused of homophobia.
19 February 2010
Actors paid to ‘act gay’ in Sydney Mardi Gras
Actors were paid to pretend to be gay in 2008's Sydney Mardi Gras, it has been claimed.
15 February 2010
Sydney Mardi Gras attacked for being ‘too corporate’
The world's biggest gay festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, has been criticised for being too interested in corporate relationships, rather than community values and local activism.
3 February 2010
Gay animal rights group ‘denied place in Sydney Mardi Gras’
An animal rights group have complained they were denied a float at this year's Sydney Mardi Gras.
7 January 2010
New South Wales government upholds gay adoption ban
The Australian state of New South Wales has opted to continue a ban on gay couples adopting.
24 December 2009
Father accused of forcing ‘gay’ son to have sex with a prostitute
A father is standing trial in Queensland, Australia, for allegedly forcing his 14-year-old son to sleep with a prostitute because he thought the boy was gay.