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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.

Are you religious? If so do you have a religious community in AUSTRALIA? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I am out, and the community condemns me

I am not out at my religious community (28%) I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will (0 %) I am out, and the community condemns me (42%) I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community (14%) I do not have a religious community, but I want one (14%)

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

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in AUSTRALIA...
Lloyd (user currently living in AUSTRALIA) posted for gay lesbian readers on 16/09/2011 tagged with human rights
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Hi I'm Lloyd, I am 27 and live in Queensland, Australia. Life is pretty good for gay people in Australia. Although it can be a fairly masculine culture, things are changing and we have hate laws and anti discrimination laws. I consider myself lucky. I am all too aware of what my gay brothers and sisters around the world face in too many countries. For this reason, I have been letter writing, campaigning and just had my first article printed in a magazine about the situation in Ghana. I believe the most powerful forces of homophobia are religion and misunderstanding. I salute those who stand up for their rights in the harshest of environments. I also send my best wishes and love to those that are persecuted. If you have access to the internet, hop on...it's a big world, and you will find out you are not alone! There is nothing wrong with you. There are forces against you. I hope things will change for the better for us one day. With love, Lloyd.
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Lloyd (user currently living in AUSTRALIA) posted for gay lesbian readers on 16/09/2011 tagged with human rights
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Hi I'm Lloyd, I am 27 and live in Queensland, Australia. Life is pretty good for gay people in Australia. Although it can be a fairly masculine culture, things are changing and we have hate laws and anti discrimination laws. I consider myself lucky. I am all too aware of what my gay brothers and sisters around the world face in too many countries. For this reason, I have been letter writing, campaigning and just had my first article printed in a magazine about the situation in Ghana. I believe the most powerful forces of homophobia are religion and misunderstanding. I salute those who stand up for their rights in the harshest of environments. I also send my best wishes and love to those that are persecuted. If you have access to the internet, hop on...it's a big world, and you will find out you are not alone! There is nothing wrong with you. There are forces against you. I hope things will change for the better for us one day. With love, Lloyd.
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Lloyd (user currently living in AUSTRALIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 16/09/2011
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Also, sorry, I meant to add my email address for support. I live in Australia and will try to respond to all people for support. boogienights@mail.com. Please note: this is not a hoax, and I cannot send any money! It is simply for people who want to have correspondence with someone for support regarding issues with sexuality. Thanks, Lloyd
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john (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay readers on 08/02/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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Hi there Lloyd.

Afer reading your post on Australia and how accepting it is for people who maybe gay, I am just wondering if there are any issues on homosexuality and the travelling community over there? Not as in tourists but gypsies? I am thinking of doing some research out there but need to first see if this is worth while. There isn't much literatue on this online and in library's in UK. If you could get back to me on this that would be much appreciated. Thanks John
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