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Hats Off to the Akurba, Australia's Fashion Symbol

FASHION | By Rob Griffith | Dec 23
For countless Australians over the past 130 years, Akubra hats have not just been a fashion statement, but an integral part of life.

Abbott Ouster Will Not Change Australia's Marriage Equality Stance

INTERNATIONAL | By John Riley | Sep 20
It looks like LGBT activists have celebrated too soon after the ouster of former Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott by his own party in a leadership election on Monday.

Aussie Leader: Siege Gunman Dropped Off Watch List

INTERNATIONAL | By Kristen Gelineau | Dec 17
A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list - but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.

IllRideWithYou: Aussies Offer Support to Muslims

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Dec 15
Some Australian social-media users have sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege stretches on, offering to accompany anyone who felt intimidated on public transit.

Sydney Seeks Safer Sex With Giant Pink Condom

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 7
Sydney AIDS advocates sheathed the Hyde Park Obelisk with a giant, 59-foot pink condom on November 6 to promote safer sex, in tandem with the upcoming World AIDS Day on December 1.

Aussie Paper Criticized for Headline About 'Shemale' Murder Victim

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 7
An Australia newspaper has gone 'down-under,' hitting below the belt with by referring to a murdered transgender woman as a 'she-male' and a 'ladyboy,' causing a wave of outrage from readers.

AndroFeme Provides Hormone Replacement For Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
An Australian-based pharmaceutical company has created AndroFeme, a skin cream meant to restore testosterone levels in post-menopausal women.

Australian Man Found Dead on Nude Beach After Meeting Men Online

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 5
A man was found dead Tuesday morning with his hands tied behind his back near an isolated nudist beach near Sydney, Australia, according to local police.

Aussie Study Suggest Kids of Same-Sex Parents Healthier, Happier

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 5
Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than others, a new Australian research suggests.

Opera Singer Calls Gays "Fecal Masses," Then Blames Husband

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jun 22
An opera singer who posted an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gays as "fecal masses" and encouraged violent attacks against them at a Pride parade now blames her "very religious" husband for the move.

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