In our look at this week’s top stories, we discover that Australia could ban poppers because straight people started using them and Trump’s Toad-ishness
An Australian poppers ban could classify amyl nitrate as a Schedule 9 drug — the same as heroin — all because of increased popularity among straights
In today’s look at the week’s top stories, we say goodbye to ‘Adventure Time’ and Burt Reynolds as India gives the boot to outdated anti-LGBTQ laws
A man named Ben Gittany has been sentenced for defacing a George Michael mural last year, a short while after the openly gay pop singer had died
In June, the Crimes Amendment was passed in New South Wales; the Australian homophobia law will impose harsh penalties including up to three years in jail
A new study shows that people with low cognitive skills are more likely to have anti-gay attitudes
The Mr. Gay World 2018 winner is Jordan Bruno, a 25-year-old chef from Australia who has focused on marriage equality and LGBTQ mental health
Exclusive: The Creators of ‘Fags in the Fast Lane’ Discuss the Film’s Raunchy, Racially Charged Camp
‘Fags in the Fast Lane’ is a camp, Australian queer sci-fi comedy sure to become a cult hit. We asked it creators about its potentially offensive humor
Australian rugby player Israel Folau has taken to social media to express his Christian beliefs, tweeting an anti-gay video from Evangelist David Wilkerson
The bisexual dating show What’s Your Flava, has eight queer people cooking and dining together — romance is for dinner with a generous side of sass
The latest issue of Elska Perth explores the queer men and surprising landscapes nestled in the fourth most populous Australian city — take a look!
News of the World: A Look at PrEP Around the World and the U.K. Keeps Dropping the Ball on LGBT Issues
In our look at stories all over the globe, we explore PrEP around the world, as well as looking at how the UK has let down queer people recently
In a country where the biggest generator of tourist travel and dollars is the annual gay Mardi Gras Festival, you’ll find politicians endorsing not just LGBT rights, but also LGBT events and customs, creating one of the best places on the planet for humans!
We’re talking about Australia, mate! There are few countries in the world with cities in which gay culture is so mainstream. Australians like a good time, and from the cities of Sydney and Melbourne to Lady Jane Beach, where clothing is optional, the gay community is vibrant, busy, and just plain awesome. Where else can you find the likes of Turtle Cove – a gay hotel on a private beach, and Taylor Square – the heart of the gay district in Sydney?
Australia, along with the U.S., is one of the few countries where laws regarding gay rights and sexual orientation are made on a state level. Sodomy laws, for the most part, were dropped long ago, and although prostitution is legal in many states, face-to-face soliciting usually is not. While attitudes toward gay people in Australia vary, there are fewer and fewer people who believe it’s any of their business whether you’re gay or straight.
What that translates to, to us, is “Party on” – and you can bet that on any given day you can find all kinds of exciting news about the gay scene in Australia – get started right here!