30th August 2012
Tasmania: equal marriage bill passes in first stage of parliament 20
8:35 PM — Tasmanian advocators of equal marriage celebrated today, as a bill to legalise same-sex marriage was passed in the first chamber of parliament.
28th August 2012
Australian Football league launches major anti-homophobia drive 6
1:05 PM — The Australian Football League (AFL) has "declared war" on homophobia in a new initiative.
22nd August 2012
Australian rugby player speaks out for marriage equality on television 9
12:01 PM — Australian rugby player David Pocock has pledged that he and his girlfriend will not marry until marriage equality is legalised in Australia.
20th August 2012
Australian Greens concerned over too-early vote on marriage equality bill 11
10:09 AM — The Australian Green Party have voiced their concerns over the government attempting to bring an early vote on the marriage equality bill in an attempt to clear it off the political agenda.
12th August 2012
Gay Olympic hero Matthew Mitcham decides not to retire from diving 12
12:34 PM — Despite a shock exit from the 10m platform semi-final yesterday, Matthew Mitcham, one of the very few openly gay Olympians says that he has decided not to retire from sport after the London 2012 Olympics.
11th August 2012
Gay Olympic hero Matthew Mitcham fails to join Tom Daley in diving final 24
12:07 PM — Australian reigning Olympic 10m platform diving champion Matthew Mitcham has narrowly missed out on a place in tonight's Olympic final.
10th August 2012
Gay diver Matthew Mitcham joins Tom Daley in Olympic semi-final 10
11:54 PM — Australian reigning Olympic 10m platform diving champion Matthew Mitcham has secured a place in the tomorrow's semi-final.
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.
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham declares he’ll dive naked if he wins Gold 47
11:46 AM — Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has decalred that he'll dive naked if he wins another Gold medal.
Australian minister says Christians against marriage equality are not being discriminatory 72
10:00 AM — The leader of Australia's Presbyterian Church has said that followers of Christianity are not being discriminatory in their belief that the definition of marriage should apply to opposite sex couples only.
8th August 2012
Australia: Former Olympic trampolinist reveals he is HIV positive 5
3:39 PM — A gay former Olympic athlete from Australia has come out as HIV positive after seeing an interview with the diver Greg Louganis.
Matthew Mitcham ‘most influential Australian Olympian on Twitter’ 11
11:18 AM — Openly gay gold medal-winning diver Matthew Mitcham is the most influential athlete on the Australian team at this year's London Olympics, according to a PR firm in his home country.
6th August 2012
Australia: Tasmania to legislate for equal marriage rights if federal bill fails 11
4:19 PM — The Parliament of Tasmania may pass equal marriage laws for the island's gay couples after the Australian state's premier announced support for the move.
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.
16th July 2012
Australian Olympic athlete in anti-straight room discrimination claim 38
2:26 PM — An Australian gunman competing at the London Olympics has said it is 'stupid' he and his wife are not allowed to share a room while 'tons of gay couples' representing Australia can.
12th July 2012
Queensland priest relaunches campaign against ‘gay panic’ defence 9
2:22 PM — A Queensland priest who started a campaign to have the 'gay panic' comprehensively removed from local law in Australia has relaunched his campaign.
8th July 2012
Australia: ACT bid to remove surgery requirement for trans recognition 3
11:43 PM — Legal and human rights groups in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are pushing to change a law which requires transgender people to have surgery in order to change their legal gender.
6th July 2012
Australia: Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull hits out at anti-gay ‘hypocrisy’ 16
10:38 PM — Australian Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull has attacked anti-gay campaigners as "dripping with the worst sort of hypocrisy". Frontbencher Mr Turnbull, who was delivering a lecture on the Gold Coast, attacked the coalition for its unwillingness to legalise marriage for gay couples, The Age reports.
29th June 2012
Australia: 40 percent of gay couples identify as Christian 27
10:52 AM — According to 2011 census figures, 40 percent of gay couples in Australia identify themselves as Christians, compared with two-thirds of straight couples.