• Melbourne Trans Man Shares Pregnancy Story

    AJ Kearns, a 41-year-old man living in Melbourne, Australia, recently stepped forward to tell his story of giving birth as a trans man. When Kearns and his then-partner Zu White decided to start a family, White was the one to carry their baby. However, medical complications ensued during her...
  • New Zealand Adds ‘Gender Diverse’ Option

    Identifying beyond the male/female dichotomy, whether someone identifies as genderqueer, gender non-binary, and so on, can frequently cause confusion and dysphoria when faced with forms and having to explain identity. New Zealand recently took a step forward by adding “Gender Diverse” to its statistical forms for collecting data. This...
  • Transgender Rights Advocate Runs for Australian Parliament on Greens Ticket

    Following an endorsement from the Greens Party, Martine Delaney is attempting to become Australia’s first transgender politician at the federal level. According to Greens party convenor Austra Maddox, Delaney’s endorsement was made official by the party’s executive committee as of July 1. Australia’s Greens party has been around for...
  • National Rugby League Backs Same-Sex Marriage

    Australia’s National Rugby League has joined the 300-plus businesses and corporations across the continent who publicly support the legalization of same sex marriage. Suzanne Young, the NRL’s chief operating officer, released a statement regarding the matter last week. “One of the NRL’s core values is inclusiveness and we have...
  • Human Rights Campaign to Australia: “You’re Next”

    Now that same sex is legal in the United States, the Human Rights Campaign suggests that Australia follow suit. In a blog entry posted June 26, HRC Global Fellow Adrian Gonzalez writes that Australia is “the next country with an opportunity to approve nationwide marriage equality.” According to a...
  • Australian CEOs in Favor of Marriage Equality

    During a Tuesday meeting, panel of high profile Australian executives stressed how vital support of same sex marriage is for growth and prosperity of businesses across the country. The panel, organized by Australian Marriage Equality, unanimously agreed that marriage equality would make Australia a more inviting place for new...
  • Linton Estate poised to be first LGBTQ retirement village in Australia

    As the LGBT population ages and they begin planning for their golden years, the concept of choosing a retirement home can seem a little overwhelming. Not only do they have to consider the usual concerns such as, “Will my new home help me keep my quality of living/activity level?”,...
  • Former Co-Host for The Voice Australia Comes Out

    Australian television personality, DJ, and music journalist Faustina “Fuzzy” Agolley came out to the public on her 31st birthday via a post on her blog. ”As black as my skin, as Chinese as my blood, and as Australian and British are my nationalities, I’m also a proud Gay Woman,”...
  • Australian Study Finds Homophobia Most Prevalent in Teen Boys

    A recent study on homophobia in Australia came to findings that left literally nobody shocked – teenage boys are more homophobic than the rest of the population. Living in a society that puts so much emphasis on straight masculine men as the norm, it’s not much of a reach...