23rd August 2014
Sydney Mardi Gras organisers blame $177,664 loss on negative publicity 7
6:49 PM — Organisers of Sydney's Mardi Gras have blamed a financial loss on high ticket prices and negative publicity.
22nd August 2014
Australian MP resigns as minister after calling colleague’s gay son a ‘pillow biter’ and a ‘shirt lifter’ 5
11:01 AM — An Australian MP has stepped down from his role as a deputy chief minister, after he made alleged homophobic remarks about the gay son of a colleague.
21st August 2014
Australian politician calls colleague’s gay son a ‘pillow biter’ and a ‘shirt lifter’ 25
10:53 AM — An Australian deputy chief minister is in trouble for allegedly calling the gay son of another politician a “pillow biter” and “shirt lifter”.
19th August 2014
Video: Men are buying women’s beauty products all the time without knowing 10
4:29 PM — Men are buying identical beauty products to the women's brands all the time, without knowing.
12th August 2014
Australia: Campaigners mark 10 years since introduction of ban on same-sex marriage 1
12:36 PM — Campaigners in Australia are marking the 10th anniversary of the country's legal ban on same-sex marriage.
8th August 2014
Australia: 8-year-old writing to Tony Abbot every day to ask for equal marriage 4
3:25 PM — An 8-year-old girl is writing to Australian Prime Minister every day in order to ask for same-sex marriage.
Australia: School chaplain sacked for saying gays are ‘not normal’ 17
1:13 PM — A school chaplain who posted on Facebook to say that homosexuality is "not normal", has been sacked.
6th August 2014
Australia: Victoria Police apologise for infamous 1994 gay nightclub raid 1
4:30 PM — Victoria police have issued an apology for a gay nightclub raid in which patrons were strip-searched by armed police - 20 years after the event.
5th August 2014
Watch: Australian gay couple move in with homophobic pastor 22
7:14 PM — A Melbourne gay couple have moved in with a homophobic pastor
Australia: School chaplain apologises for claiming homosexuality is ‘not normal’ in Facebook post 4
4:33 PM — A chaplain at a Tasmanian school has apologised, after claiming homosexuality is "not normal" on Facebook.
African delegates from Melbourne AIDS conference seek asylum in Australia
12:05 PM — At least 30 African delegates from last month’s International AIDS Conference in Melbourne are seeking asylum in Australia.
2nd August 2014
Tom Daley wins gold medal at Commonwealth Games 20
10:00 PM — Tom Daley has picked up a x medal at the Commonwealth Games, while out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won a x.
Australia: Liberal candidate resigns after claiming ‘shirts are for faggots’ 13
12:51 PM — A Liberal party candidate in Australia has resigned, after it had emerged that he posted a series of homophobic tweets.
1st August 2014
Out athletes win gold and silver in same event for first time in Commonwealth Games 13
8:12 PM — Out gay athletes have taken home both the gold and silver medals in a Commonwealth Games event for the first time.
Australia: Liberal conscience vote on same-sex marriage bill ‘highly likely’ 12
7:11 PM — It is "highly likely" that MPs from Australia's governing Liberal party will be allowed a free vote on an upcoming same-sex marriage bill for the first time.
31st July 2014
Australia: Rainbow footpaths installed for International AIDS Conference will be made permanent 4
5:00 PM — A city council in Melbourne, Australia has voted to keep its initially-temporary rainbow footpaths on a permanent basis, following widespread support from the community.
27th July 2014
Australia: New South Wales Labor Party allows MPs to support equal marriage 24
12:11 PM — The Labor party in New South Wales, Australia, has declared support for same-sex marriage at its state conference.
26th July 2014
Sir Bob Geldof: China ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about fighting HIV 16
6:29 PM — Sir Bob Geldof has attacked China and Russia for their lack of funding for HIV/AIDS research.
25th July 2014
Australia: Same-sex couple overcome ban to attend debutante ball 2
1:32 PM — A same-sex couple has overcome a ban on attending their high school's debutante ball together.
Australia: Research discovers cancer-fighting drug ‘kicks out’ hidden HIV 2
1:09 PM — A new development in HIV treatment was presented earlier this week at the AIDS 2014 conference in Australia.