7 April 2012
Australia: Opposition leader’s sister confirms lesbian relationship
Tony Abbott, the Opposition leader in Australia, has commended the bravery of his sister in publicly affirming her same-sex relationship, but has said that it will not shift his stance on equal marriage.
6 April 2012
Australian faith leaders declare support for gay couples marrying
Twenty Australian faith leaders have signed a letter urging citizens of the country to declare their support for same sex-marriage to two federal parliamentary inquiries on the issue.
2 April 2012
Australia: Poor mental health among LGBT people
Almost 80 per cent of LGBT Australians have suffered from intense anxiety in the past year alone, according to a new survey released today.
30 March 2012
Anti-gay MP is Queensland’s first female parliamentary speaker
Anti-gay Australian MP Fiona Simpson has been announced as the new Speaker of Queensland's parliament.
29 March 2012
US scientific study claims male dolphins are bisexual
Research scientists at the University of Massachusetts have concluded that male dolphins conduct intense social relationships and are found to engage in extensive bisexuality.
28 March 2012
Union for Progressive Judaism supports gay couples marrying in Australia
The Australian Union for Progressive Judaism has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill.
14 March 2012
Call to recommend gay and trans protections in new Commonwealth Charter
Individuals and organisations are being called on to suggest specific gay, transgender and intersex protections in a new consultation on the draft Commonwealth Charter.
14 March 2012
In Photos: Germaine Greer glitter-bombed for trans comments
Feminist writer Germaine Greer has been glitter-bombed at a book-signing today in New Zealand for saying trans women 'seem to us ghastly parodies' and a 'delusion'.
12 March 2012
Poll: Australia leads Britain and US in support for equal marriage
Australia is leading Britain and the US in its support for the implementation of equal gay marriage rights, a poll released today suggests.
12 March 2012
Video: Australian politician’s gay brother slams attack ad
Australian politician Bob Katter's gay brother has criticised him for a new advert which attacks an opponent's support for equal marriage rights for gays.
9 March 2012
Video: Proud Mary spoof aims to set Margaret Court straight
It has been some time since former tennis champion Margaret Court's last controversial statement on homosexuality, but this new Court-inspired take on Tina Turner's Proud Mary deserves a mention purely for its comedic value.
8 March 2012
Australian comedian to host ‘mass gay TV wedding’
Australian comedian and television presenter Adam Hills is to host Australia's first 'mass gay TV wedding'.
27 February 2012
Gay tea launched in Australia
A range of gay teas has been launched in Australia to benefit LGBT health charities for the coming month and coincide with Australian Mardis Gras celebrations.
22 February 2012
Australian Labor Party ejects anti-gay ‘extremist’, 19
The Australian Labor Party has ejected a 19-year-old Queensland candidate from the party, dubbing him an 'extremist' for comments he made online about gays.
15 February 2012
Kath & Kim star Magda Szubanski comes out
Magda Szubanski, star of hit Australian comedy Kath & Kim has revealed she is a lesbian and questioned why serial killers have more right to marriage than gays.
15 February 2012
Australian rules footballer: ‘Sick fascination’ with gay players
An Australian rules football player has said society is developing a "sick fascination" with players' sexuality and the culture of the game has changed to one of "great acceptance".
13 February 2012
Two equal marriage bills enter Australian parliament
Two private members' bills have been introduced at the parliament of Australia today which would give equal marriage rights to gay couples if they can muster more support.
27 January 2012
Gay Australians to receive overseas marriage permits from next month
From February, gay Australians will be able to receive certificates allowing them to enter into gay marriages abroad.
26 January 2012
Sydney will ‘be so lucky’ as Kylie returns to Mardi Gras
Kylie Minogue, showed fans that she's 'still standing' after 25 years, has announced her return to Sydney for the Mardi Gras in March this year.
25 January 2012
Catholic priest wins ‘gay panic defence’ fight
The Queensland government has announced it will make the changes necessary to ensure 'gay panic' cannot be raised as a partial defence to murder following a petition by a Catholic priest.