2nd August 2014
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.
24th July 2014
International AIDS Conference criticized for lack of trans speakers
2:40 PM — The International AIDS Conference has been criticized for its lack of transgender speakers, despite trans people being 49 times more likely to have HIV.
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.