12th March 2012
Video: Australian politician’s gay brother slams attack ad 2
10:12 AM — Australian politician Bob Katter's gay brother has criticised him for a new advert which attacks an opponent's support for equal marriage rights for gays.
9th March 2012
Video: Proud Mary spoof aims to set Margaret Court straight 6
5:57 PM — It has been some time since former tennis champion Margaret Court's last controversial statement on homosexuality, but this new Court-inspired take on Tina Turner's Proud Mary deserves a mention purely for its comedic value.
8th March 2012
Australian comedian to host ‘mass gay TV wedding’ 2
1:57 PM — Australian comedian and television presenter Adam Hills is to host Australia's first 'mass gay TV wedding'.
27th February 2012
Gay tea launched in Australia 27
4:43 PM — A range of gay teas has been launched in Australia to benefit LGBT health charities for the coming month and coincide with Australian Mardis Gras celebrations.
22nd February 2012
Australian Labor Party ejects anti-gay ‘extremist’, 19 44
2:26 PM — The Australian Labor Party has ejected a 19-year-old Queensland candidate from the party, dubbing him an 'extremist' for comments he made online about gays.
15th February 2012
Kath & Kim star Magda Szubanski comes out 35
10:22 AM — Magda Szubanski, star of hit Australian comedy Kath & Kim has revealed she is a lesbian and questioned why serial killers have more right to marriage than gays.
Australian rules footballer: ‘Sick fascination’ with gay players 12
9:54 AM — An Australian rules football player has said society is developing a "sick fascination" with players' sexuality and the culture of the game has changed to one of "great acceptance".
13th February 2012
Two equal marriage bills enter Australian parliament 7
10:07 AM — Two private members' bills have been introduced at the parliament of Australia today which would give equal marriage rights to gay couples if they can muster more support.
27th January 2012
Gay Australians to receive overseas marriage permits from next month 10
10:49 AM — From February, gay Australians will be able to receive certificates allowing them to enter into gay marriages abroad.
26th January 2012
Sydney will ‘be so lucky’ as Kylie returns to Mardi Gras 7
3:22 PM — Kylie Minogue, showed fans that she's 'still standing' after 25 years, has announced her return to Sydney for the Mardi Gras in March this year.
25th January 2012
Catholic priest wins ‘gay panic defence’ fight 10
4:54 PM — The Queensland government has announced it will make the changes necessary to ensure 'gay panic' cannot be raised as a partial defence to murder following a petition by a Catholic priest.
Margaret Court maintains stance on gay marriage 85
4:04 PM — Margaret Court has caused controversy once again by repeating her views on marriage and the "choice" people make to be gay.
23rd January 2012
Olivia Newton-John greases wheels for gay marriage 12
3:03 PM — Olivia Newton-John is backing Australian Marriage Equality, and the campaign towards equal marriage rights in Australia.
Grindr ‘mandatory update’ to tackle hack 1
11:33 AM — Man-locating app Grindr has said it will release a mandatory security update after thousands of Australian users' accounts were put at risk. The company says personal information and chat history has not been compromised.
20th January 2012
Australian radio host ‘dislikes lesbian name’ 31
12:31 PM — An Australian radio host has reportedly gone off her middle name, Ellen, because it "sounds a bit lez". Jackie O, 37, whose full name is Jacqueline Ellen Marie Henderson, presents the most popular breakfast radio show in Australia.
18th January 2012
Hugh Jackman backs marriage equality 3
10:06 AM — Hugh Jackman is among a number of Australian celebrities to have pledged their support to marriage equality proposals this week.
17th January 2012
Unwitting British teen joins rainbow protest at Australian Open 12
1:29 PM — Rising British tennis star Laura Robson inadvertently found herself party to controversy surrounding a flag-waving protest at the Australian Open yesterday.
16th January 2012
Call for rainbow flags as Australian Open starts 4
12:49 PM — As the Australian Open began today, a group is calling for fans to raise rainbow flags to protest in a "peaceful, non-disruptive" way against anti-gay comments made by former tennis champion Margaret Court. Flag-owners are being called on after the former world number one made inflammatory comments about gays last month.
11th January 2012
Stephen Fry supports Catholic priest’s ‘gay panic’ petition 6
10:01 AM — Stephen Fry backed an Australian Catholic priest's petition to eliminate the "gay panic" defence from Queensland's criminal courts as signatures reached 10,000. He recently topped a PinkNews.co.uk list of the most influential Tweeters on gay life.
10th January 2012
8,500 sign Catholic priest’s petition to end “gay panic” defence 28
11:24 AM — A Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia has seen huge support for his petition to have the “gay panic" defence struck out. Defendants claim "gay panic" in murder cases to try and downgrade the charge, saying the victim made a gay advance and they lost control of their actions.