23rd July 2014
Australia: HIV groups have mixed reaction to HIV transmission law amendment
5:41 PM — Some of Australia's leading HIV and AIDS bodies have displayed a mixed reaction to a plan to amend a Victoria law which criminalises the intentional transmission of HIV.
Australian LGBT group calls for withdrawal from Commonwealth over anti-gay laws 8
1:18 PM — An Australian LGBT group has called for the country to withdraw from the Commonwealth, over its "total failure" to address anti-gay laws.
Australia: Thousands memorialise the millions lost to HIV/AIDS 1
1:00 PM — Thousands congregated in Melbourne’s Federation Square yesterday to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, as part of the 20th International AIDS Conference.
Bill Clinton AIDS conference speech disrupted by protesters 6
12:42 PM — Bill Clinton's speech to the International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday was disrupted by protesters.
Australia: Health ministers sign declaration to eliminate all new HIV transmissions 2
11:53 AM — Health ministers representing every Australian state and territory have signed up to a commitment to end all new HIV transmissions by 2020.
20th July 2014
Delegates at AIDS 2014 conference hold memorial for MH17 victims 1
2:17 PM — Delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne have paid tribute to the AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the flight MH17, when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
19th July 2014
Barack Obama pays tribute to AIDS activists who died in MH17 plane crash 4
6:18 PM — US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the HIV/AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
16th July 2014
Australia: Second poll confirms rise in support for marriage equality 1
5:39 PM — A poll has corroborated earlier findings that suggested support for marriage equality had surged.
Australia: Victoria Attorney General to give welcome address at anti-gay conference 6
4:23 PM — The Attorney General of Victoria, state of Australia, is to address an international anti-gay conference in Melbourne next month.
15th July 2014
Australia: New survey reveals homophobic abuse affects four in five gay athletes
5:27 PM — A new survey of Australian sport has revealed that 85 percent of gay sportsmen and -women have seen or experienced homophobic abuse.
14th July 2014
Poll: Just one in five Australians now oppose equal marriage 2
3:31 PM — Opposition to equal marriage has all-but-completely collapsed in Australia, a poll has found, with just a fifth of people still opposing same-sex marriage.
Ian Thorpe ‘considered’ coming out in 1998 but was warned it would lose sponsorships 10
2:15 PM — Ian Thorpe considered coming out publicly in 1998, but was warned it would lose him sponsorships, according to reports.
Australia: Sports commentator seeks counselling after calling player ‘big poofter’ 4
12:28 PM — A sports commentator has said he is in the process of getting professional counselling, after he attracted criticism for labelling a player a 'big poofter'.
Australia: Senator calls for cross-party support of new same-sex marriage bill
11:28 AM — An Australian Senator has called for cross-party cooperation in passing a new same-sex marriage bill.
13th July 2014
Internet reacts to Olympic champion Ian Thorpe coming out 10
4:12 PM — Following Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe revealing that he is gay, social media has been flooded with broadly-supportive messages.
Australia: Sports commentator to keep job after calling player a ‘big poofter’ 11
2:41 PM — A sports commentator will be allowed to stay on the air, after he referred to a player as a "big poofter".
Matthew Mitcham: Ian Thorpe coming out has the potential to help a lot of people 4
1:32 PM — Australian diver Matthew Mitcham has hailed Ian Thorpe's decision to come out as gay.
Ian Thorpe: I didn’t come out sooner because the lie became too big 42
11:29 AM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has said that he didn't come out sooner because he didn't want people to think he had "lied about everything".
12th July 2014
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out as gay 207
3:28 PM — Legendary Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has come out as gay.
Australia: Football commentator labels player a ‘big poofter’ 11
12:30 PM — An Australian football commentator has been condemned for labelling a player a "big poofter".