1st December 2014
Australian PM refuses to back free vote on same-sex marriage bill 26
5:37 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to back a free vote for MPs on an upcoming same-sex marriage bill.
28th November 2014
Gay asylum seekers fear arrest for reporting rape in Papua New Guinea 2
11:38 AM — Gay asylum seekers to Australia fear reporting rape in case they are arrested for homosexuality.
26th November 2014
Same-sex marriage bill introduced in Australia 4
10:34 AM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to marry has been introduced in Australia by a Liberal Democrat Senator.
25th November 2014
Australian politician to introduce same-sex marriage bill 14
5:29 PM — Senator David Leyonhjelm is expected to bring a bill before Australia’s upper house on Wednesday that could pave the way for same-sex marriage in the country.
23rd November 2014
Accommodation website Airbnb removes listing that banned gay couples 2
11:52 AM — Short stay accommodation website Airbnb has agreed to remove a listing that banned gay couples.
20th November 2014
Australian MP comes out as gay, makes case for equal marriage 7
3:17 PM — A senior Australian politician has come out as gay in a moving speech to MPs.
19th November 2014
Australia: Councillor trying to ban ‘promotion’ of homosexuality 14
6:17 PM — A councillor in Australia is attempting to put a ban on the 'promotion' of homosexuality.
18th November 2014
Male model Big Brother contestant: I was ashamed of my lesbian mother 16
1:34 PM — A Big Brother Australia contestant says he previously was ashamed of his mother due to her sexual orientation.
9th November 2014
Boxer Anthony Mundine: Being gay is your choice, but don’t put it on TV 47
12:07 PM — Australian boxer Anthony Mundine has defended his claim that "God made ADAM & EVE not Adam & Steve".
7th November 2014
Giant pink condom put on 157-year-old statue in Sydney 12
10:55 AM — A giant pink condom has been placed on top of an obelisk in Sydney.
3rd November 2014
Australia: Preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the ACT cost taxpayers over $800k 3
5:20 PM — The federal Government's succesful lawsuit against same-sex couples marrying in the ACT, has cost taxpayers over $800,000 (£435,000) in legal bills.
1st November 2014
Funeral held for transgender woman murdered by husband in Australia 4
5:41 PM — An Indonesian transgender woman who was brutally murdered and dismembered by her own husband has finally been laid to rest.
Gay rights activist named ‘Australian of the year’ in Tasmania 6
2:37 PM — An activist for Australian Marriage Equality has been named as Tasmania's Australian of the year.
27th October 2014
Australian newspaper makes second apology attempt after calling murdered trans woman ‘she-male’ 9
11:21 AM — A newspaper in Australia which came under heavy criticism for describing the transgender victim of a brutal murder as “she-male” has once again attempted to apologise.
25th October 2014
Australian opposition leader tells Christian anti-gay group: I believe in God and equal marriage 19
12:06 PM — Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten has challenged a Christian group that fights against equal marriage - while addressing its own conference.
24th October 2014
Meet someone who isn’t male or female and wants a new type of passport 8
1:16 PM — Have you ever thought how it'd feel to identify with neither male or female? Christie Elan-Cane tells all about their fight for gender 'X' passports
18th October 2014
Influential megachurch pastor ‘on journey’ towards accepting equal marriage 8
12:15 PM — The pastor at a global megachurch has signalled a shift in stance towards same-sex marriage.
17th October 2014
Australia: Bisexual singer Missy Higgins defends journalist who compared gays to paedophiles 17
3:49 PM — Bisexual singer Missy Higgins has defended a journalist who has come under fire after comparing gay people to paedophiles on a news show.
16th October 2014
Australian journalist apologises for ‘lousy analogy’ after comparing gays to paedophiles 21
4:00 PM — Australian journalist Mia Freedman has come under fire after comparing gays to paedophiles on a news program.
14th October 2014
Australia: TV station defends live transphobic tweets as ‘appropriate for broadcast’ 5
3:42 PM — An Australian television station has defended itself from backlash after it aired transphobic tweets on a Q&A panel show.