16th June 2009
Australian survey finds rise in support for gay marriage 5
11:08 AM — A survey has found rising support for gay marriage in Australia. The research, commissioned by Australian Marriage Equality (AME), showed that 60 per cent of those questioned are in favour of same-sex marriage, compared with 57 per cent two years ago.
15th June 2009
IVF delay for gay parents in Australia 1
6:00 PM — Despite government legislation to allow gay couples access to IVF treatment in Victoria, Australia, many aspiring parents have had their applications delayed due to a lack of resources.
12th June 2009
First trans man to play competitive football in Australia 6
1:26 PM — Next season, a 25-year-old trans man will become the first to play competitive football in a men's team in Australia. Will, who did not want to give his full name, has been living as a man for the last two years.
10th June 2009
Video: Ramsay apologises to Australian journalist but denies ‘lesbian’ slur 5
5:14 PM — Gordon Ramsay has apologised for his tirade against Australian journalist Tracy Grimshaw, saying his mother had given him a "bollocking". However, the chef denied calling her a lesbian during his abusive verbal attack on her at a live cooking show.
9th June 2009
Australian prime minister weighs in on Gordon Ramsay’s ‘lesbian pig’ row 9
4:50 PM — Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has criticised TV chef Gordon Ramsay for calling a journalist a 'lesbian pig'. Rudd dubbed the fiery chef a "lowlife" over the allegedly homophobic comments he made while giving a demonstration at a food show in Melbourne on Saturday.
8th June 2009
Gordon Ramsay calls journalist a ‘lesbian pig’ 21
12:35 PM — TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been condemned after calling a leading Australian journalist a "lesbian pig". He made the comment while giving a demonstration at a food show in Melbourne.
18th May 2009
Sydney marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 6
10:57 AM — The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) was marked in more than 50 countries yesterday, May 17th 2009.
12th May 2009
Neighbours follows Home and Away with another lesbian kiss 5
3:32 PM — Australian soap Neighbours is to screen its second lesbian kiss following a similar story in rival programme Home and Away.
28th April 2009
Australian government rejects civil unions 13
5:06 PM — Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has rejected a proposal that civil unions should be offered to gay couples. A government spokesperson stated that the decision “reflects the widely held view in the community that marriage is between a man and a woman”.
23rd April 2009
There is nothing shameful about being gay says Wolverine 10
10:45 AM — Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has said he isn't gay. The 40-year-old's latest movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens in UK cinemas next week.
17th April 2009
Olympics winner: ‘Being gay cost me sponsorships’ 18
10:29 AM — 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.
29th March 2009
Australian broacaster “censored” lesbian kiss on Home and Away 12
4:40 PM — The Australian broadcasting network Seven have allegedly censored a lesbian kiss due to be shown during its soap opera Home and Away.
27th March 2009
Melbourne Catholic Church to ‘test’ potential priests for homosexuality 35
11:12 AM — Melbourne Catholic Church has confirmed it is following Vatican recommendations to test would-be priests to ensure they are not gay. The head of the Vatican committee which released the guidelines has also stated that celibate gays must also be banned because homosexuality is ‘‘a type of deviation’’
20th March 2009
Australian government to ‘block’ gay websites 15
5:20 PM — A blacklist of banned websites drawn up by the Australian government includes gay sites. The government is proposing a law that requires internet service providers to filter and block inappropriate content, such as that related to terrorism and abusive images of children. It has drawn up a list of sites to be blacklisted.
10th March 2009
Home and Away to introduce lesbian romance 9
2:41 PM — Australian soap Home and Away is set to show a lesbian relationship. The storyline will see tough policewoman Charlie Buckton, played by actor Esther Anderson, falling in love with Joey Collins, played by Kate Bell, who works on a trawler.
8th March 2009
Review: Party not politics follows Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade 2
3:35 PM — The Mardi Gras parade concluded its successful 31st year last night with the Mardi Gras Party 2009 at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter. People lucky enough to get a ticket were treated to 10 hours of partying in 7 extravagant venues. The party was headlined by International DJs Paul Oakenfold and The Freemasons.
Review: 300,000 people party to celebrate Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade 2
3:28 PM — 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.
5th March 2009
Preview: Sydney Mardi Gras promises to be sunny despite economic gloom 2
5:17 PM — 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.
2nd March 2009
Australian human rights consultation to focus on homophobia 2
6:14 PM — 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.
23rd February 2009
Australian MP’s gay lover pleads guilty to blackmail 2
5:54 PM — 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).