12 June 2009
First trans man to play competitive football in Australia
Next season, a 25-year-old trans man will become the first to play competitive football in a men's team in Australia.
10 June 2009
Video: Ramsay apologises to Australian journalist but denies ‘lesbian’ slur
Gordon Ramsay has apologised for his tirade against Australian journalist Tracy Grimshaw, saying his mother had given him a "bollocking".
9 June 2009
Australian prime minister weighs in on Gordon Ramsay’s ‘lesbian pig’ row
Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has criticised TV chef Gordon Ramsay for calling a journalist a 'lesbian pig'.
8 June 2009
Gordon Ramsay calls journalist a ‘lesbian pig’
TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been condemned after calling a leading Australian journalist a "lesbian pig".
18 May 2009
Sydney marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) was marked in more than 50 countries yesterday, May 17th 2009.
12 May 2009
Neighbours follows Home and Away with another lesbian kiss
Australian soap Neighbours is to screen its second lesbian kiss following a similar story in rival programme Home and Away.
28 April 2009
Australian government rejects civil unions
Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has rejected a proposal that civil unions should be offered to gay couples.
23 April 2009
There is nothing shameful about being gay says Wolverine
Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has said he isn't gay.
17 April 2009
Olympics winner: ‘Being gay cost me sponsorships’
Matthew Mitcham, the Australian diver who won the ten-metre platform gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, has said he believes he lost sponsorship deals due to being openly gay.
29 March 2009
Australian broacaster “censored” lesbian kiss on Home and Away
The Australian broadcasting network Seven have allegedly censored a lesbian kiss due to be shown during its soap opera Home and Away.
27 March 2009
Melbourne Catholic Church to ‘test’ potential priests for homosexuality
Melbourne Catholic Church has confirmed it is following Vatican recommendations to test would-be priests to ensure they are not gay.
20 March 2009
Australian government to ‘block’ gay websites
A blacklist of banned websites drawn up by the Australian government includes gay sites.
10 March 2009
Home and Away to introduce lesbian romance
Australian soap Home and Away is set to show a lesbian relationship.
8 March 2009
Review: Party not politics follows Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade
The Mardi Gras parade concluded its successful 31st year last night with the Mardi Gras Party 2009 at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter.
8 March 2009
Review: 300,000 people party to celebrate Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade
PinkNews.co.uk's Australia Correspondent, Emma Cullingford reports from Sydney on the city's Mardi Gras parade, one of the largest in the world.
5 March 2009
Preview: Sydney Mardi Gras promises to be sunny despite economic gloom
PinkNews.co.uk's Australia Correspondent Emma Cullingford previews this weekend's Mardi Gras and explores the impact of the global economic downturn on the pride event.
2 March 2009
Australian human rights consultation to focus on homophobia
A National Human Rights Consultation meeting in Sydney next month will offer a "once in a generation" chance to tackle discrimination against LGBT people in Australia.
23 February 2009
Australian MP’s gay lover pleads guilty to blackmail
A leading Australian politician was targeted by a man he had sex with who threatened to out him unless he paid him $15,000 (£6,670).
20 February 2009
Gay Olympic hero to become men’s health ‘ambassador’
He may still be waiting for big name sponsors to beat a path to his door, but Australian diver Matthew Mitcham has been asked to take up an important role in his home country.
3 February 2009
Prime Minister to attend New Zealand gay family picnic
The Prime Minister of New Zealand is among the country's political leaders who have confirmed they will attend the Big Gay Out family picnic day in Auckland this weekend.