Australian LGBTQ+ Rights MCQs with Answer

What year did the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) become the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalize same-sex marriage?

a) 2010
b) 2013
c) 2017
d) 2020
Answer: b) 2013
Which Australian state was the last to decriminalize homosexuality in 1997?

a) South Australia
b) Queensland
c) Western Australia
d) Tasmania
Answer: b) Queensland
Which Australian Prime Minister passed the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act in 2017, legalizing same-sex marriage?

a) Tony Abbott
b) Julia Gillard
c) Malcolm Turnbull
d) Scott Morrison
Answer: c) Malcolm Turnbull
In what year did Victoria become the first Australian state to ban conversion therapy?

a) 2016
b) 2018
c) 2020
d) 2022
Answer: c) 2020
Which Australian city hosts the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, one of the world’s largest LGBTQ+ festivals?

a) Melbourne
b) Sydney
c) Brisbane
d) Perth
Answer: b) Sydney
What is the age of consent for homosexual sex in Australia?

a) 16
b) 17
c) 18
d) 21
Answer: a) 16
Which Australian state or territory legalized same-sex adoption in 2002?

a) Tasmania
b) New South Wales
c) Australian Capital Territory
d) Northern Territory
Answer: a) Tasmania
In what year did Australia repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military?

a) 1992
b) 2002
c) 2010
d) 2013
Answer: c) 2010
Which Australian state or territory first allowed individuals to change the gender on their birth certificates without undergoing surgery?

a) Victoria
b) Queensland
c) Western Australia
d) Australian Capital Territory
Answer: d) Australian Capital Territory
Who was the first openly gay member of the Australian Parliament?

a) Penny Wong
b) Bob Brown
c) Alex Greenwich
d) Dean Smith
Answer: b) Bob Brown
Which Australian state was the first to ban gay panic defense in 2017?

a) South Australia
b) Queensland
c) New South Wales
d) Victoria
Answer: c) New South Wales
What was the first Australian state to allow same-sex couples to adopt children in 2002?

a) Queensland
b) South Australia
c) Tasmania
d) Western Australia
Answer: c) Tasmania
Which Prime Minister apologized to the LGBTQ+ community in 2016 for past wrongs and mistreatment, including historical convictions for consensual homosexual acts?

a) Tony Abbott
b) Julia Gillard
c) Kevin Rudd
d) Malcolm Turnbull
Answer: c) Kevin Rudd
In what year was the “Safe Schools” program introduced in Australian schools to support LGBTQ+ students?

a) 2010
b) 2013
c) 2015
d) 2017
Answer: c) 2015
Which Australian state legalized altruistic surrogacy for same-sex couples in 2010?

a) New South Wales
b) Victoria
c) Queensland
d) Western Australia
Answer: b) Victoria
Which Australian territory legalized same-sex marriage in 2017 but had the law overturned by the federal government?

a) Northern Territory
b) Australian Capital Territory
c) Jervis Bay Territory
d) Christmas Island
Answer: b) Australian Capital Territory
What year did the Australian Defence Force lift its ban on transgender personnel?

a) 2010
b) 2013
c) 2016
d) 2019
Answer: d) 2019
Which city in Australia is known for its significant LGBTQ+ community and vibrant nightlife, often referred to as the country’s “gay capital?

a) Melbourne
b) Sydney
c) Brisbane
d) Adelaide
Answer: a) Melbourne
What year did Australia hold its first Pride March?

a) 1973
b) 1980
c) 1990
d) 2000
Answer: a) 1973
Which Australian state legalized the expungement of historical convictions for consensual homosexual acts in 2014?

a) South Australia
b) New South Wales
c) Queensland
d) Victoria
Answer: d) Victoria
What is the name of the organization that advocates for LGBTQ+ rights in Australia and hosts the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?

a) Rainbow Alliance
b) Pride Australia
c) Australian Equality Party
d) Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Inc.
Answer: d) Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Inc.
In which year did Tasmania officially apologize for past laws criminalizing homosexuality and expunged historical convictions?

a) 2010
b) 2013
c) 2017
d) 2020
Answer: c) 2017
Which Australian state legalized same-sex marriage in 2017 before the federal law was passed?

a) Victoria
b) Queensland
c) South Australia
d) Australian Capital Territory
Answer: d) Australian Capital Territory
What year did the Australian Federal Parliament pass legislation allowing married transgender people to change their gender on official documents without divorce?

a) 2004
b) 2010
c) 2013
d) 2018
Answer: d) 2018
Which Australian state was the first to enact laws allowing same-sex couples to register their relationships in 2008?

a) New South Wales
b) Queensland
c) Tasmania
d) Western Australia
Answer: c) Tasmania
What year did the Australian Human Rights Commission conduct the first national study on the discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people in Australia?

a) 2008
b) 2011
c) 2015
d) 2019
Answer: b) 2011
Which Australian state or territory was the first to recognize same-sex unions with civil partnerships in 2002?

a) South Australia
b) Australian Capital Territory
c) Queensland
d) Victoria
Answer: b) Australian Capital Territory
What year did Australia host the International Gay Games for the first time?

a) 2000
b) 2006
c) 2014
d) 2018
Answer: a) 2000
In which year did Australia remove the ban on blood donations from gay men?

a) 2010
b) 2013
c) 2016
d) 2020
Answer: d) 2020
Which Australian state was the first to introduce legislation for transgender and intersex rights in 1984?

a) South Australia
b) Victoria
c) Queensland
d) Western Australia
Answer: b) Victoria
What year did the Australian Federal Parliament pass the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act?

a) 2012
b) 2013
c) 2015
d) 2018
Answer: c) 2013
Which Australian state or territory introduced laws allowing transgender people to change their legal gender without surgery in 2018?

a) New South Wales
b) Australian Capital Territory
c) Queensland
d) Tasmania
Answer: b) Australian Capital Territory
What year did the Australian Federal Parliament pass the Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Act, recognizing same-sex de facto relationships?

a) 2002
b) 2008
c) 2011
d) 2017
Answer: c) 2011
Which Australian state introduced the “Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Bill” in 2017 but failed to pass it?

a) Victoria
b) Queensland
c) South Australia
d) Western Australia
Answer: a) Victoria
What year did the Australian Parliament pass laws allowing married transgender people to change their gender on official documents without divorce?

a) 2004
b) 2010
c) 2013
d) 2018
Answer: d) 2018
Which Australian state became the first to issue birth certificates recognizing a third gender category in 2019?

a) New South Wales
b) Queensland
c) Victoria
d) Western Australia
Answer: c) Victoria
What year did the Australian Federal Parliament legalize same-sex marriage nationwide?

a) 2015
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019
Answer: c) 2017
Which Australian city has the Pride Centre, a dedicated hub for the LGBTQ+ community?

a) Sydney
b) Melbourne
c) Brisbane
d) Perth
Answer: b) Melbourne
What year did the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) pass legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt children?

a) 2002
b) 2011
c) 2014
d) 2018
Answer: c) 2014
Which Australian Prime Minister voiced opposition to same-sex marriage and supported a national plebiscite on the issue?

a) Julia Gillard
b) Tony Abbott
c) Kevin

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