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.
12th October 2014
Australia: Tasmanian Liberal party condemned for voting to oppose equal marriage 9
11:55 AM — The Tasmanian Liberal party has passed a motion reaffirming the party's opposition to same-sex marriage.
8th October 2014
Australian newspaper didn’t mean to offend after calling trans murder victim ‘she-male’ 5
10:35 AM — A newspaper in Australia which came under heavy criticism for describing the transgender victim of a brutal murder as “she-male” has now issued a half-hearted apology.
1st October 2014
Australia: Same-sex marriage bill put on hold 2
12:06 PM — Australian marriage equality activists have suffered another setback, after a same-sex marriage bill was stalled just days before it was due to be debated.
29th September 2014
Australia: Tony Abbott finally replies to 8-year-old who wrote to ask for equal marriage 13
1:13 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has finally replied to an 8-year-old girl who sent him a letter every day asking him to legalise equal marriage.
28th September 2014
Australian Idol singer apologises for ‘homophobic’ gay football joke 9
12:17 PM — Australian singer Rob Mills has apologised, after posting a "homophobic" gay sex joke after a football match.
24th September 2014
Australia: Gay asylum seekers relocated to Papua New Guinea, where it is illegal to be gay 10
10:57 AM — Gay asylum seekers who had originally tried to seek refuge in Australia, may be relocated to Papua New Guinea, where homosexuality is illegal.
22nd September 2014
Australia: Ex-PM Julia Gillard admits same-sex marriage is inevitable 14
12:08 PM — Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard - who opposed same-sex marriage while in office - has admitted that equal marriage is inevitable in Australia.
21st September 2014
Australia: Trans teenager says supermarket cashier ‘laughed in face’ over old ID 15
7:55 PM — A transgender teenager in Australia has filed a complaint, after a supermarket cashier laughed in his face when looking at his ID.
20th September 2014
Australian MP: Parliament shouldn’t have free vote on equal marriage because public would ‘vilify’ those opposed 24
1:53 PM — An Australian Liberal MP has said there shouldn't be a free vote in Parliament on same-sex marriage - because the public would "vilify" MPs who vote against it.
18th September 2014
Australian Football League calls off Brunei sponsorship deal 5
11:25 AM — The Australian Football League (AFL) has called off a controversial sponsorship deal with the state-owned Royal Brunei Airlines, over the introduction of a law to allow gay people to be stoned to death.