13th July 2014
Australia: Sports commentator to keep job after calling player a ‘big poofter’ 11
2:41 PM — A sports commentator will be allowed to stay on the air, after he referred to a player as a "big poofter".
Matthew Mitcham: Ian Thorpe coming out has the potential to help a lot of people 4
1:32 PM — Australian diver Matthew Mitcham has hailed Ian Thorpe's decision to come out as gay.
Ian Thorpe: I didn’t come out sooner because the lie became too big 42
11:29 AM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has said that he didn't come out sooner because he didn't want people to think he had "lied about everything".
12th July 2014
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out as gay 207
3:28 PM — Legendary Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has come out as gay.
Australia: Football commentator labels player a ‘big poofter’ 11
12:30 PM — An Australian football commentator has been condemned for labelling a player a "big poofter".
11th July 2014
Australia: Judge suspended for claiming incest is no longer taboo because homosexuality is legal 12
1:01 PM — An Australian judge has been suspended, after claiming that incest can no longer be treated as "unnatural" because people have accepted homosexuality.
Australia: Newly-elected Senator to introduce same-sex marriage bill 5
11:59 AM — An Australian Senator will reportedly introduce a same-sex marriage bill as a priority, shortly after taking office.
9th July 2014
Australia: Greens Senator ‘very proud’ to be in same-sex marriage after wife’s transition 5
2:14 PM — A newly-elected senator grilled on Australian national radio about remaining married to her transgender wife has said she is “very proud” of being in a same-sex marriage and stressed it is “possible to stay together”.
Australia: Liberal Students call for free vote on equal marriage despite party’s opposition 3
12:17 PM — The student group associated with Australia's Liberal party has called for a free vote to be held on same-sex marriage, in spite of the party's formal opposition.
7th July 2014
Study: Children of gay couples have better ‘general health’ than those with straight parents 7
3:43 PM — A study has found that gay parents provide children with better "general health and family cohesion", than children of straight parents.
Australia: HIV home-testing kits approved for manufacture and sale
11:46 AM — The Australian government has approved the sale HIV home-testing kits, as part of a national strategy aiming to tackle the virus.
6th July 2014
Australia: State voids trans man’s marriage over ‘inconsistent’ documents 33
4:13 PM — An Australian trans man and his wife have had their marriage invalidated, because the state of Victoria won't update his birth certificate.
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe to address sexuality in Parkinson interview 44
1:28 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe will address his sexuality in an interview with Michael Parkinson next week.
Australian gay rugby team wins first professional match 10
1:07 PM — The Sydney Convicts have made history, becoming the first ever gay rugby team to win a professional-level match.
5th July 2014
Australia: Football club endorses marriage equality campaign 2
1:48 PM — An Australian rules football club has backed a campaign for marriage equality.
Study: Children raised by same-sex parents are ‘healthier and happier’ 31
11:44 AM — Children raised by same-sex parents are both healthier and happier than others, a study has found.
3rd July 2014
Australian rugby team to make history as first gay team to play professional match 4
4:21 PM — The Sydney Convicts will make history as the first gay rugby team to play at professional level this weekend.
2nd July 2014
Australia: Sydney Opera House hosts festival celebrating queer Indigenous culture 2
6:40 PM — Sydney Opera House is to hold a three day festival this week, celebrating queer identities in Australia’s Aboriginal community.
27th June 2014
Opera Australia replaces singer dropped over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 7
3:00 PM — Opera Australia has announced the replacement for a singer dropped over a homophobic rant on her Facebook page.
23rd June 2014
Opera Australia drops singer over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 55
12:15 PM — Opera Australia has confirmed it has released a singer from her contract, over a violent anti-gay rant posted on her Facebook page labelling gay people "faecal masses".