14th July 2014
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".
11th July 2014
Australia: Judge suspended for claiming incest is no longer taboo because homosexuality is legal 12
1:01 PM — An Australian judge has been suspended, after claiming that incest can no longer be treated as "unnatural" because people have accepted homosexuality.
Australia: Newly-elected Senator to introduce same-sex marriage bill 5
11:59 AM — An Australian Senator will reportedly introduce a same-sex marriage bill as a priority, shortly after taking office.
9th July 2014
Australia: Greens Senator ‘very proud’ to be in same-sex marriage after wife’s transition 5
2:14 PM — A newly-elected senator grilled on Australian national radio about remaining married to her transgender wife has said she is “very proud” of being in a same-sex marriage and stressed it is “possible to stay together”.
Australia: Liberal Students call for free vote on equal marriage despite party’s opposition 3
12:17 PM — The student group associated with Australia's Liberal party has called for a free vote to be held on same-sex marriage, in spite of the party's formal opposition.
7th July 2014
Study: Children of gay couples have better ‘general health’ than those with straight parents 7
3:43 PM — A study has found that gay parents provide children with better "general health and family cohesion", than children of straight parents.
Australia: HIV home-testing kits approved for manufacture and sale
11:46 AM — The Australian government has approved the sale HIV home-testing kits, as part of a national strategy aiming to tackle the virus.
6th July 2014
Australia: State voids trans man’s marriage over ‘inconsistent’ documents 33
4:13 PM — An Australian trans man and his wife have had their marriage invalidated, because the state of Victoria won't update his birth certificate.
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe to address sexuality in Parkinson interview 44
1:28 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe will address his sexuality in an interview with Michael Parkinson next week.
Australian gay rugby team wins first professional match 10
1:07 PM — The Sydney Convicts have made history, becoming the first ever gay rugby team to win a professional-level match.
5th July 2014
Australia: Football club endorses marriage equality campaign 2
1:48 PM — An Australian rules football club has backed a campaign for marriage equality.
Study: Children raised by same-sex parents are ‘healthier and happier’ 31
11:44 AM — Children raised by same-sex parents are both healthier and happier than others, a study has found.