Topics :: Australia

VIDEO: Vladimir Putin: The Unwitting Star of Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

By EDGE | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
A two kilometer parade with 10,000 sexual minority marchers and 300,000 LGBT and LGBT allied onlookers is probably the last place in the world that Russian despot and all around hate guy Vladimir Putin would want to find himself.

Australian Court Rejects Law Allowing Gay Marriage

Thursday Dec 12, 2013
Australia’s highest court struck down a landmark law that had begun allowing the country’s first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings.

First Australian Gay Weddings Held in Capital City

By Rod McGuirk | Saturday Dec 7, 2013
Gay and lesbian couples from around Australia joined in fragile marriages in Canberra on Saturday under the nation’s beleaguered same-sex union laws that face a challenge in the courts within a week.

First Australian Gay Couples to Legally Marry

By Rod McGuirk | Friday Dec 6, 2013
A state lawmaker and his partner plan to fly 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles) across Australia to become one of the nation’s first same-sex couples to legally marry at an after-midnight ceremony in the Australian capital.

Gay Weddings Allowed Before Australia Court Ruling

Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
Australia’s first same-sex weddings can take place this weekend after the nation’s highest court decided to rule next week on the law allowing gay marriage in the national capital.

Aussie PM Will Attend, But Not Support, Lesbian Sister’s Wedding

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Oct 24, 2013
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that he will attend his lesbian sister’s wedding, but that he doesn’t support the marriage.

Local Australian Parliament Allows Gay Marriage

By Rod McGuirk | Tuesday Oct 22, 2013
Provincial lawmakers for the territory that includes Australia’s capital voted Tuesday to allow same-sex marriage, a first for the country, but the federal government says it will try to stop gay weddings from happening.

’Come on Oz, Say I Do’ Hosts Lesbian Catwalk Wedding

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Influential New Zealand fashion designer Annah Stretton is trying to prompt Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott to "say I do" to gay marriage, via a wedding between two women on a catwalk.

Australian Gay Club Vandalized With Homophobic Slurs

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 13, 2013
A popular gay nightclub in Sydney, Australia, was vandalized with anti-gay graffiti in broad daylight.

Penis Bite Lands Aussie Rugby Player Eight Game Suspension

By EDGE | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
An Australian rugby player with a history of violent behavior on and off the pitch has been suspended for eight games after allegedly biting a player from the opposing team on the penis during a tackle in a local league match.