One day the violence and discrimination will be finished in Asia and throughout our region – but in the meantime, there is a need for heroes.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian poltiics.
The first same-sex weddings will be celebrated early in the new year after the historic change to the marriage law passed the House of Representatives with only four MPs voting against.
Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people.
Politics Podcast: Matt Canavan on divorce in the LNP and discipline in the Coaliton.
Nationals cabinet minister Matt Canavan doesn't agree that breaking up the Queensland LNP would solve any problems politically.
The same-sex marriage bill has passed the Senate, after all the amendments to insert protections and restrictions were voted down.
Now, the service chiefs argue that LGBTI inclusion expands the force’s diversity, bringing different life experiences, and thus increase the ADF’s capabilities.
LGBTI employees relocating for a foreign assignment are likely to experience additional hardships compared to the typical expatriate.
Former Howard government minister Philip Ruddock has been appointed by Malcolm Turnbull to do a 'stocktake' of Australia's religious freedoms.
Malcolm Turnbull's tactic of cancelling the House of Representatives' sitting next week is a short-sighted decision that smacks of lack of nerve.
What's still missing in the religious freedoms debate is any clarity around what people think they won't be able to do, or where the existing laws are likely to fail to protect them.
Michelle Grattan and Nick Klomp discuss the week in politics.
Despite its dubious ancestry, the popular vote on same-sex marriage has done its job, delivering an overall majority and majorities in all states and territories.
Given that only 20 years ago Tasmania decriminalised male homosexuality, the same-sex marriage survey result represents an extraordinary change. But there is still work to be done.
The UN report findings show that concerns far outweigh any improvements in Australia's human rights record.
It's a rare example of direct democracy – albeit non-compulsory and conducted by mail.
The majority of academic research is either non-committal or in favour of the benefits afforded by legalising same-sex marriage.
Queer life thrived in 1940s Sydney despite policing and prohibition, as a new production of the musical Only Heaven Knows demonstrates. But it was not to last.
Recent events in Indonesia should dispel any doubt about the rising influence conservative Sunni Islamist sentiment is having on the country’s laws.
Many people use religion and culture as explanations for their homophobic attitudes.