11 March 2013
Australia: Video footage emerges of new angle on Sydney Mardi Gras alleged police brutality
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.
7 March 2013
Third claim of police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras after man claims he was stripped naked in drugs search
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.
6 March 2013
Australia: Lord Mayor pushes Russian ambassador on ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay law
Melbourne City Council may fly a member of the St Petersburg gay community to Australia to discuss conditions for gay people in the Russian city, following the implementation of anti-gay laws in the city.
5 March 2013
James Franco slams Australia’s Classification Board for banning gay film
James Franco has lashed out at Australia’s Classification Board for banning a film because of its gay sex scenes.
5 March 2013
Video: Witnesses allege police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras 2013
A video and several witness accounts alleging police violence at Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 have emerged.
2 March 2013
Australia: Hundreds of thousands expected for biggest Sydney Mardi Gras so far
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.
28 February 2013
Video: Kate Middleton hoax radio station rebrands itself as 2Gay FM for Sydney Mari Gras
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.
26 February 2013
Australia: Lesbian councillor denies ‘mean-spirited’ u-turn on rainbow street
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.
22 February 2013
Australia: Brother of anti-gay party leader urges Melbourne to cut ties with St Petersburg over homophobic law
LGBT activist Carl Katter, half-brother of anti-gay politician Bob Katter, has called on Melbourne to follow Venice and Milan by cutting ties with St Petersburg over homophobic laws.
22 February 2013
Australia: Religious groups could lose exemption from anti-discrimination law
Religious organisations in Australia could lose exemptions to anti-discrimination laws, under recommendations from an inquiry which suggested that the ruling Labor Party's proposed legal changes needed to remove protections for groups to discriminate, where it would otherwise be unlawful.
22 February 2013
Australia: Gender-discrimination challenge to equal marriage ban thrown out by judge
An Australian judge this week threw out a challenge to the national ban on equal marriage, on the grounds that the law banning same-sex marriage does not discriminate against people based on gender.
21 February 2013
Australia: Gay kids bullied by teachers as well as other students says study
A report by Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG), based in the Australian state of Queensland, says 70% of gay students have been bullied because of their sexuality, even by their teachers.
20 February 2013
Australia: Christian youth camp appeals against discrimination ruling
A Christian youth camp which was ordered to pay damages for discriminating against a gay youth support charity in 2010 when it refused to accept its booking, has begun an appeal against the court's ruling.
18 February 2013
Australia: Trans and intersex inclusive birth certificate amendments considered by lawmakers
Birth certificates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) could soon be more inclusive of transgender and intersex people, by ceasing to require gender reassignment before allowing people to alter the gender on a birth certificate.
11 February 2013
Australian suspended anti-gay politician: Equal marriage is making my party ‘collapse’
A suspended anti-gay member of an Australian political party has spoken out to suggest that the party was on the verge of collapse over equal marriage rifts.
8 February 2013
Australia: Anti-gay politician attempts to defend pro-marriage equality candidate from expulsion
Bob Katter of Katter's Australian Party has stepped in to save senate candidate Steven Bailey after he made pro-equal marriage comments.
6 February 2013
Campaigners urge Australia to ‘catch up’ on same-sex marriage and follow Britain’s lead
An equality organisation in Australia has urged the country’s federal government to follow the lead of the UK Government in legalising same-sex marriages.
23 January 2013
Australia: Lord Mayor apologises for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner
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'.
21 January 2013
Australia: City council faces backlash for telling LGBT charity not to display ‘offensive’ banner
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".
17 January 2013
Australia: Scientists have found ‘potential cure for AIDS’
Scientists in Australia say they have found a way to alter a protein in the HIV virus to impede it from spreading around the body, rather than assisting it, which could "potentially cure AIDS."