• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    Varies by Region
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    N/A
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Australia ranks #5 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(18%) No
Yes (79%)

History

Homosexual activity in Australia

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Current status
(since Mar 31, 1994)
Legal
Homosexual activity federally decriminalized
Sources:
Willett, Graham (2000). Living Out Loud: A History of Gay and Lesbian activism in Australia. Allen & Unwin. p. 237. ISBN 1 86448 949 9.

"Age Of Consent & Sodomy Law awareness in Queensland Australia – need for urgent action". Queer Radio. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
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Same-sex marriage in Australia

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Current status
(since Sep 12, 2012)
Varies by Region
A registered celebrant is not permitted to conduct legally binding commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples, although they may conduct non-legally binding ceremonies as long as both the couple and those attending are under no illusion that the ceremony
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Legal

  1. Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Civil unions

  1. Queensland
  2. Tasmania

Other type of partnership

  1. New South Wales 2010
  2. Victoria 2001
  3. Northern Territory
  4. South Australia
  5. Western Australia

Unrecognized

  1. Australian Capital Territory 2013
  2. South Australia

Right to change legal gender in Australia

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
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Same-sex adoption in Australia

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Current status
(since Jun 2007)
N/A
This is not decided at the Federal level, but at the territorial government level. Some territories allow it, others do not.
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LGBT discrimination in Australia

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Current status
(since Dec 6, 1986)
Illegal
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act of 1986 prevents discriminatory activities
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LGBT employment discrimination in Australia

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Current status
(since Jun 28, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual
Orientation, Gender Identity and
Intersex Status) Act 2013
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LGBT housing discrimination in Australia

?
Current status
(since Jun 28, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Australia

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Current status
(since Nov 24, 1992)
Legal
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Equal age of consent in Australia

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Current status
(since Sep 16, 2016)
Equal
Following the amendment in the Queensland Criminal Code, the age of consent is now equal across all states and territories of Australia.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Australia

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Current status
(since 1996)
Banned (1-year deferral)
The Red Cross controls blood donations in Australia and it has a ban on MSMs active in the last year
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Conversion therapy in Australia

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Current status
Banned
Under federal law that made this practice illegal.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by State

View the LGBT laws in each individual state of Australia.



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