WATCH: Partner of Sydney Siege Hero Tori Johnson Remembers His 'Soulmate'
December 19 2014 6:34 PM ET

Sydney Siege Hero's Partner Remembers His 'Soulmate'

Thom Senzee

Australians and the world are hearing from the long-term partner of Tori Johnson, being called a hero of Tuesday's café hostage situation in Sydney, and in the process learning that some heroes are gay.

WATCH: Gay Hero of Sydney Siege Wrestled With Gunman
December 16 2014 2:45 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Hero of Sydney Siege Wrestled With Gunman

Thom Senzee

Although they note that Tori Johnson is survived by a 'partner,' few mainstream media reports mention that he was a gay man who gave his life for others during a hostage situation in Sydney.

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'
December 09 2014 1:42 PM ET

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'

Mitch Kellaway

A community of Australia's aboriginal trans men is finding its voice through telling 'yarns' and raising awareness of life at the intersections of trans and indigenous identities.

5 Ways Victoria's New Equality Minister Is Making It Better for LGBT Aussies
December 08 2014 5:15 PM ET

5 Ways Australia's New Equality Minister Is Making It Better

Thom Senzee

Martin Foley says same-sex couples will be able to adopt and religious groups in Victoria won't be able to discriminate against LGBT workers.

U.S. Trans Activist Deported From Australia as Reality Show Tries to Film
December 04 2014 1:39 PM ET

Australian TV Tries to Film Trans Activist's Deportation

Mitch Kellaway

The saga continues for Monica Jones, who is now fighting alleged 'procedural misconduct' by Australian immigration officials who she claims alerted a reality TV show that she would be deported.

Supportive Mom Publishes New Birth Announcement for Trans Son
December 02 2014 6:24 PM ET

Supportive Mom Publishes New Birth Announcement for Trans Son

Trudy Ring

The teen's 1995 birth announcement was in error, says his mother, adding that loving him is 'the easiest thing in the world.'

Australian Tabloid Apologizes for Sensationalizing Trans Woman's Murder
October 27 2014 5:44 PM ET

Aussie Tabloid Finally Apologizes for Dehumanizing Trans Coverage

Mitch Kellaway

Australia's The Courier Mail came under fire for its transphobic approach to covering Mayang Prasetyo's murder. Three weeks later, the newspaper finally has a response.

Australian Trans Man Fires Back at Clerk Who Publicly 'Embarassed' Him
September 22 2014 12:38 PM ET

Trans Man Fires Back at Clerk Who Publicly 'Embarassed' Him

Mitch Kellaway

An Australian trans man is speaking out after being laughed at and refused service at a Woolworths supermarket.

Homophobia Rampant in Australian Sports, P.E. Classes
August 19 2014 5:38 PM ET

Homophobia Rampant in Australian Sports, P.E. Classes

Mitch Kellaway

Weeks after Australian diver Ian Thrope came out, two studies report strikingly high rates of homophobia in his home country's athletic culture.

Married Gay Couple to Shack Up With Antigay Minister in Documentary Series
August 06 2014 3:15 AM ET

What Happens When an All-Male 'Menage-a-Trois' Includes One Homophobe?

Thom Senzee

A new documentary series called Living With the Enemy kicks off in September, featuring a right-wing minister who agrees to live with a married gay couple.

Australians Poll Most Supportive of Marriage Equality, Despite Nationwide Ban
July 15 2014 4:53 PM ET

Which Nation Supports Equal Marriage, But Doesn't Allow It?

Thom Senzee

Seven in 10 Australians now support same-sex marriage, despite the fact that such unions are illegal in the country.

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out
July 13 2014 4:10 PM ET

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out

Trudy Ring

Some criticize the Olympic champion swimmer for waiting, but most of the reaction is positive.

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out
July 12 2014 12:48 PM ET

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out

Trudy Ring

After years of speculation that he is gay, Thorpe confirms it in an interview to be broadcast on Australian TV Sunday night.

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