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Australia lifts ban on certificates for gay couples marrying abroad

The Australian government has lifted a ban which hindered the ability of gay couples to marry overseas. Many countries require Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage before they allow a couple to wed, but for gay Australians, these have been impossible to acquire from their home government. Attorney-General Robert McClelland announced the change of policy… Read more »

Video: Australian marriage equality short becomes overnight hit

A pro-marriage equality video by Australian action group GetUp has become a Youtube sensation since its release before the weekend, racking up 1.6 million views over four days. The film, entitled It’s Time, charts a relationship from first meeting to engagement, and is shot from the point of view of one character, who strikes up… Read more »

Gay Micronesia News & Reports

1 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality 10/11 October 11, 2011 – Office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights 1 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality Op-ed by Matilda Bogner Decriminalizing homosexuality is an essential first step towards establishing genuine equality before the law Calls for truly universal application of human rights have been… Read more »

Gay Palau News & Reports

1 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality 10/11 October 11, 2011 – Office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights 1 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality Op-ed by Matilda Bogner Decriminalizing homosexuality is an essential first step towards establishing genuine equality before the law Calls for truly universal application of human rights have been… Read more »

Gay Tuvalu News & Reports

1 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality 10/11 October 11, 2011 – Office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights 1 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality Op-ed by Matilda Bogner Decriminalizing homosexuality is an essential first step towards establishing genuine equality before the law Calls for truly universal application of human rights have been… Read more »

Gay Cook Islands News & Reports

1 Health Dept Threatens to Release Name of PLHIV for Public Safety 1/11 2 Cook Islands Prime Minister Calls for HIV Protection 1/11 10 January, 2011 – MSM Global Forum 1 Health Dept Threatens to Release Name of PLHIV for Public Safety Kia Orana friends, Some of you will be aware that the Cook Islands… Read more »

Gay Vanuatu News & Reports

1 Gay students band together 9/10 2 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality 10/11 September 29, 2010 – The Fiji Times 1 Gay students band together – The University of the South Pacific (USP) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_South_Pacific0 is a public university with a number of locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania. It is an international… Read more »

Gay Fiji News & Reports 2010-11

1 Fiji first PI nation with colonial-era sodomy laws to decriminalize homosexuality 3/10 2 Gay students band together 9/10 3 HIV Fijian deported 4/11 4 Why all iTaukei at HIV meet 4/11 5 President lays down challenge 4/11 6 LGBTI Student Group in Fiji Gain University Affiliation 4/11 7 Laws fail to protect HIV patients,… Read more »

Gay Australia News & Reports 2010-11

Also see: Aborigine Resources 1 Australian Senate rejects gay marriage bill 2/10 2 Mardi Gras parade struts through Sydney 2/10 3 Australia is first to recognise ‘non-specified’ gender 3/10 4 MSM Prefer Rapid Testing for Syphilis and May Test More Frequently 3/10 5 Malaysian transsexual given refugee status in Australia 5/10 6 Tasmanian LGBT activists… Read more »

Gay Marshall Islands News & Reports

1 Marshall Islands Becomes the 24th Country to Ratify War Crimes Tribunal 7/03 2 High level of STIs spark call for more sex education in Marshalls 6/09 3 UNESCO issues voluntary sex education guidelines to help young people 8/09 4 Progress towards Universal Access and … 9/09 5 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality 10/11… Read more »

Gay Oceania News & Reports

 1 Solomon Islands: Mother remanded on lesbian charge 12/03 2 You can thank Pacific Islanders for your view of sexuality 6/04 3 HIV and Human Rights International Guidelines 11/07 4 Pacific Men Who Have Sex With Men Need… More 10/08 5 Pacific Sexual Diversity Network – HIV/AIDS 6/09 6 Understanding The Process Of Homosexual Identity…… Read more »

Gay Australia Aborigine Resources

From Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) at http://www.atsic.gov.au Introduction This section looks at homophobia and its impact on Indigenous people Those from the first peoples of the land and sea in Australia. We have a 200+ year history of invasion, dispossession and conflict between the original inhabitants and mainstream Australia. Non-Indigenous people are… Read more »

Gay Fiji News & Reports

  Note: On July 1, 2001 Fiji experienced the murder of two prominent gay men: Red Cross Director, John Scott and his partner Gregory Scrivner. Articles 1-4 report that event. 1 Fiji Deaths may be due to homophobia 7/01 2 Gays live in fear 7/01 3 Family’s anger at police over child sex and drug… Read more »

Gay Australia News & Reports 2000-02

1 Absolution for one, no gay communion 6/00 2 Gay judge tells why he came out 11/00 3 More law changes for gay couples 11/00 4 State to give gay couples new deal 11/00 5 Lesbians are better parents says study 12/00 6 Tiaras, tans, wigs and memories take to the streets 1/01 7 Homosexuality:… Read more »

Gay Australia News & Reports 2003-04

1 Issue of homosexuality looks certain to tear Anglican Church apart 1/4/03 2 East Central Highlands attracts gays 1/13/03 3 Archives of an era of gay revolution–25 Years 1/17/03 4 Hundreds write to oppose pro-gay reform 3/12/03 5 Cabinet Secretary told by PM he must approve same-sex adoptions 3/12/03 6 Gay teacher, 70, banned from… Read more »

Gay Australia News & Reports 2005-07

1 Gays quickest to use Tasmania couples register 1/05 2 Former Gay Australia Primier’s Partner Claims Pension 4/05 3 Gays are different says Immigration Minister 4/05 4 Coming out getting easier for gay teenagers 5/05 5 Homosexual rights book earns national prize 5/05 6 Study Tracks Australian Homophobia 7/05 7 Australian gives equal rights to… Read more »

Samoa News & Reports

1 Redefining Fa’afafine 8/01 (academic research) 2 Bad-Assed Honeys with a Difference 8/01 3 Fa’afafine – Samoan boys brought up as girls’ 2005 4 Samoa will change suggested rule that banned 7/07 5 Retract Gay Sex Ban; Also, Samoa’s Trans Tradition…7/07 6 Samoa bans gay rights movie ‘Milk’ 4/09 7 Obama to Name Openly Gay… Read more »

Gay Australia News & Reports 2009

1 Gay judge who made history retires from Australian bench 2/09 2 Gay Olympic hero to become men’s health ‘ambassador’ 2/09 3 Australian human rights consultation to focus on homophobia 3/09 4 We’re here and we’re still political 3/09 5 It’s a gay world after all 3/09 6 Australian government to ‘block’ gay websites 3/09… Read more »

Gay Papua New Guinea News & Reports

1 British diplomat has Indian lover 8/03 2 The Sambia of New Guinea 2007 3 Pacific told it can’t ignore threat of Aids 5/07 4 AIDS epidemic threatens Papua New Guinea 8/07 5 HIV conference told of sexual abuse of youths 9/08 6 HIV and AIDS infection is spreading in PNG 2/09 7 Gay &… Read more »

Gay Solomon Islands News & Reports

1 Solomon Islands: Mother remanded on lesbian charge 12/03 2 Court remands woman charged with homosexual act 3/04 Herald Sun, Melbourne, Victoria,Australia http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/ http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8104009%255E1702,0 0.html 8th December, 2003 1 Solomon Islands: Mother remanded on lesbian charge From correspondents in Honiara A woman in the Solomon Islands has been refused bail after appearing in court on… Read more »

Gay Tahiti News & Reports

1 Homoerotic, Homosexual, and Ambisexual Behaviors 1995 www2.hu-berlin.de http://www2.hu-berlin.de/sexology/IES/frenchpolynesia.html#6 1995 1 Homoerotic, Homosexual, and Ambisexual Behaviors A. Children and Adolescents Some Tahitian upper-class men, according to Douglas Oliver, kept boys in their household for sex, although this was not a widespread practice. Suggs (1966:24) states that homosexual experiences among boys, and possibly girls, were common… Read more »

Gay Nauru News & Reports

Also see: Nauru News on Topix.com 1 Information and Advisories from the British Foreign Commonwealth Office 8/08 2 Nauru – world’s smallest island nation (Wikipedia) 3 Church opposed to decriminalising homosexuality in Pacific 9/08 4 Decriminalizing Homosexuality–first step to establish equality 10/11 From: Foreign Commonwealth Office http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/nauru August 2008 1 Information and Advisories from the… Read more »

Gay New Zealand News & Reports 2001-02

1 Navy wins award for sexual openness 9/01 2 Gay couples in NZ–same rights as married couples 6/01 3 Congregation goes to court to get back into church 6/01 4 Anti-homosexual attitudes alive and well in NZ 5/01 5 Gay tourism: Are we ready? 4/01 6 Resort would welcome gays 4/01 7 Hero Parade–Hot in… Read more »

Gay New Zealand News & Reports 2003-06

1 Gay couple withdraws surrogacy bid 5/03 2 Hero parade has new debt-free outlook 10/03 2-A Ihimaera Witi—A Maori Writer in Two Worlds Jan-Feb/03 3 Mass ceremony at gay day out in support of bill 2/04 4 Support split on civil union bill 5/04 5 Civil union law likely to clear first hurdle 6/04 6… Read more »

Gay New Zealand News & Reports 2007-08

1 National Hui Will Promote Acceptance And Support For Queer Youth 1/07 2 Parliament farewells first transsexual MP 2/07 3 Coming Out in Sport 3/07 4 NZ gay teens targeted by bullies 4/07 5 Nothing’s too gay for Christchurch Pride Week 5/07 6 Asian gay men renew commitment to safe sex 5/07 7 Pacific told… Read more »

Gay New Zealand News & Reports 2009-11

1 HIV now no respecter of age or location 3/09 2 New Zealand survey finds gay teenagers at risk 5/09 3 Govt. will table anti-gay panic defence Bill 7/09 4 Obama to Name Openly Gay Ambassador 10/09 5 170 gather for takataapui HIV hui 10/09 6 The New Ambassador 12/09 7 Men Who Have Sex… Read more »

Gay Australia News & Reports Sep – Dec 2008

1 HIV rates climbing: new figures 9/08 2 Sydney celebrates first gay Jewish commitment ceremony 9/08 3 Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham “proud” to be gay role model 10/08 4 Queers in our military 10/08 5 Why are gay men reluctant to test for HIV? 11/08 6 Lesbian Legal Rights Historically Passed by Australian Senate 11/08… Read more »

Gay Australia News & Reports Jan – Sep 2008

1 Gays protest homophobic violence in Sydney 1/08 2 A loud, proud crowd at Gay Pride March 2/08 3 More than gay, the young ones move on 3/08 3a Gay rights group tackles homophobia 3/08 4 Gay Couple Win Out Over Church Group 4/08 5 Australian diver comes out ahead of Olympics 5/08 6 The… Read more »