Star_Observer_tablet_computer_phone_2015 Star Observer has been setting Australia’s LGBTI agenda since 1979, with a long and proud history of independent journalism.

We have over 250,000 loyal readers who embrace our publications, which include a monthly national magazine and a popular news website.


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From the early days of Mardi Gras, through the AIDS crisis to the current battle for marriage equality, Star Observer has been there providing in-depth and independent journalism about the issues facing the LGBTI community.

Our story starts in 1979. It was a time when homosexual sex was still illegal, Sydney’s gay and lesbian community was reeling from vicious police attacks during the city’s first Mardi Gras, and a wave of political momentum to fight for equal rights was starting to take place.

It was also when the first edition of what was then known as The Star was printed and distributed across Sydney by our founder Michael Glynn.

Over the years, we have transformed from a weekly Sydney-centric newspaper to a national monthly magazine available in Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as select regional locations across Australia.

We also have a popular news website, which is growing in visitors every week.

As a community-run and owned news organisation, we have built an international reputation for fearless reporting, independent from the influence of any politician or corporation.

While most of our 250,000 loyal readers now read our articles on their phones and tablets, many still love the tactile experience of thumbing through the pages of our beautifully-produced monthly magazines.

Through it all, we have remained a not-for-profit business owned by the community with all proceeds from the business invested back into our community.

To find a copy of our magazine, you can find a list of our distribution venues here or you can subscribe to have the latest issue delivered straight to your door. You can also read our issues online here.

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