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 500,000 loyal readers who embrace our publications, which include a popular news website and social media channels, as well as our monthly Star Observer and Gay Scene Guide magazines.


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

Our story started in 1979. It was a time when homosexual sex was a criminal act, with people being jailed simply for being gay. Sydney’s gay and lesbian community was reeling from vicious police attacks during the city’s first Mardi Gras protest march. A wave of political momentum was building demanding equality and justice for LGBTI Australians.

In this dangerous time for our community, the very first edition of “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 major national Australian news website with a strong social media audience. Our monthly Star Observer and Gay Scene Guide magazines are available in Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and select regional cities across Australia.

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.

We have built an international reputation for fearless reporting, independent from the influence of any politician or corporation. We are the news journal of record for the LGBTI community, and have been since our founding.

To find a copy of our Star Observer or Gay Scene Guide magazines, 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.

Star Observer is committed to quality independent journalism for the LGBTI community. In support of our commitment we follow our Editorial Standards Policy, Privacy Policy, Complaints Handling Policy and our Code of Conduct. If you have any questions in relation to our policies, please contact the Chairman or CEO.


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