"That's absurd," was Prime Minister Julia Gillard's response when controversial Perth radio host Howard Sattler pressed her on speculation that her long-term partner Tim was gay.
"This makes me SO ANGRY. This is a FRIEND of mine who was BRUTALLY BEATEN in a homophobic attack. WHEN WILL THIS STOP?"
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has now pulled out of a keynote speaking appointment with the Australian Christian Lobby, following its leader Jim Wallace's widely-condemned statement yesterday unfavourably comparing the health of gay people to smokers.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras chairperson Pete Urmson says it's about time our Prime Minister came to join us at Australia's best-known annual gay celebration.
Australians keen for marriage equality are glad a question about same-sex marriage is in the top three questions submitted for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to answer in a unique live chat on Google+ next weekend.
This is the moment Vietnam veteran and proud father to a gay son Geoff Thomas addressed Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the hot topic she'd rather went away.
At long last, a date has been set for same-sex couples to dine with the Prime Minister at the Lodge.
It'll be decision time for gay marriage this Saturday. Labor's Annual Conference takes place in Sydney, and there's two ways you can act to influence the result.
Whatever side of the debate you're on and whichever political party you support, it seems no-one's happy about Julia Gillard's gay marriage conscience vote proposal.
Across Australia, the Labor Party's state leaders support gay marriage law reform, so Prime Minister Julia Gillard's announcement today that the party's upcoming Annual Conference will be democratic and involve policy-changing discussion is a welcome one.