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AUSTRALIA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Marriage laws vary in this country depending on area
Adoption: Only in some areas
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Do you feel safe when gathering with other LGBTI people in public spaces in AUSTRALIA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes

No, there is no police protection (0 %) No, the police might harass us (0 %) No, owners of establishment won’t allow us to gather (0 %) Yes (100%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

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Stephen (user currently living in BELGIUM) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers in response to this story on 23/02/2010
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We've amended the site and the Australian page now tells about the unequal age of consent in Queensland. Thanks for this comment.
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Stephen (user currently living in BELGIUM) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers in response to this story on 23/02/2010
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We've amended the site and the Australian page now tells about the unequal age of consent in Queensland. Thanks for this comment.
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