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.
17th September 2014
Australia: Norfolk Island may introduce same-sex marriage this year 2
10:15 AM — Norfolk Island in Australia, could legalise same-sex marriage this year, as plans to introduce legislation have been lodged.
16th September 2014
Australia: Victoria to erase historic consensual gay sex convictions 1
11:40 AM — Gay citizens of the Australian state of Victoria convicted for consensual homosexual acts will soon have their criminal records erased.
12th September 2014
Ian Thorpe denies he is dating Ricky Martin 4
12:26 PM — Ian Thorpe has denied rumours that he is dating singer Ricky Martin.
Australia: Activists condemn ‘opt-out’ for registrars in equal marriage bill 9
11:38 AM — Equality activists have condemned a proposal in an equal marriage bill that would allow civil celebrants to refuse to marry same-sex couples.