20th March 2014
Australia: ACT approves new gender identity birth certificate rules for trans and intersex people 1
3:06 PM — In a unanimous and emotional vote on Thursday, new laws allowing trans and intersex people the right to alter their birth certificates were passed in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Assembly.
15th March 2014
Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott tongue tied over gay marriage questions from high school students 40
2:23 PM — The Prime Minister of Australia earlier this week perhaps regretted his decision to talk to a group of high school students in the grounds of Parliament House.
12th March 2014
Anyone looking for love and marriage will relate to this moving video 19
5:30 PM — This video, shown at the end of Sydney Mardi Gras 2014, depicts the story of a gay man searching for love.
Australian psychologist fights for the right to ban gay sex 38
11:15 AM — An Australian psychologist says he will fight for the right to criminalise gay sex and to discriminate against gay people, having been disciplined for his views.
11th March 2014
Sia: I do NOT endorse Sarah Palin using ‘Titanium’ for anti-gay speech 5
9:46 PM — Bisexual singer Sia has struck out at Sarah Palin, after it emerged the Republican exited the stage to her song at a political conference.
10th March 2014
Lorde shoots down Taylor Swift lesbian ‘joke’ 5
5:21 PM — Music star Lorde did not take kindly to comments made about her friendship with Taylor Swift by a radio host, who joked that the pair might be lesbians.
4th March 2014
Australia: ‘Pain in the arse’ gay rights activist sacked over car bumper threat 4
4:36 PM — A campaigner, who admits to being “a right pain in the arse”, has been sacked from a committee in the Australian state of Victoria.
22nd February 2014
Gay kiss billboard deemed unfit to be displayed in public 85
11:17 AM — A billboard advertising a gay film festival which featured two men kissing has been banned from being displayed in Brisbane.
12th February 2014
Would you vote for an LGBT-specific political party? 11
5:33 PM — One the very few LGBT-specific political parties has launched in Australia, with a view to legalising same-sex marriage in the country once and for all.
Australia: ‘AIDs scare’ prompts staff to evacuate over 100 passengers from train 8
12:44 PM — A train in Australia was evacuated recently after an intoxicated passenger who was bleeding from the leg claimed he had AIDs.
3rd February 2014
Australia: Author who is ‘against gay sex education’ will lead curriculum review 22
6:16 PM — The Australian Government has appointed an author who criticised schools for teaching about "decidedly unnatural" gay issues in a positive light to head a national review of education.
31st January 2014
Australian Olympics boss: ‘Athletes should keep protests off the podium in Russia’ 31
7:12 PM — The head of the Australian Olympic committee has told the country's athletes to keep protests 'off the podium' at the Winter Olympics in Russia next week.
24th January 2014
A quarter of all same-sex marriages in New Zealand are by Australians 3
1:11 PM — Nearly a hundred Australian same-sex couples have resorted to travelling to New Zealand to get married since August, due to Australia's equal marriage ban.
23rd January 2014
What this 4-year-old told the Australian PM about same-sex marriage will warm your heart 11
2:08 PM — A four-year-old girl has written a letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking him to "let boys marry boys and girls marry girls."
13th January 2014
Modern Family star pledges $10,000 towards same-sex marriage in Australia 1
3:51 PM — TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has pledged over $10,000 (£6,100) towards same-sex marriage in Australia.
7th January 2014
Australia: Gay man receives temporary halt on deportation to Pakistan 2
3:47 PM — A gay man residing in Brisbane has obtained a temporary visa preventing deportation to Pakistan as the Migration Review Panel (MRT) processes his case.
Australia: Anti-gay senator accused of having ‘obsession’ with gay people 9
3:44 PM — Australian Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi has been described as being obsessed with gay people due to his outspoken homophobic views.
3rd January 2014
Australia: Gay man in civil union faces deportation to Pakistan 14
2:38 PM — A gay man who has been living in Brisbane faces deportation to Pakistan.
16th December 2013
Australian Senator who linked equal marriage to polygamy calls on pro-equality minister to resign 18
12:57 PM — Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has called on former Liberal leader and current Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stop publicly advocating equal marriage or resign from government.
13th December 2013
Australian Prime Minister: Gay couples who married in the ACT knew their marriages could be annulled 27
11:19 AM — Prime Minister Tony Abbott says same-sex couples who married in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) knew there was a possibility their marriages would be annulled.