The latest monthly ‘Throwback’ instalment goes back to when the Southern Star, the former name of Star Observer in Melbourne, covered Pride March Victoria in 2009.
Australian icon Carlotta and former David Jones CEO Paul Zahra have been announced as champions of the upcoming Midsumma Festival in Melbourne.
This year World AIDS Day promises to be a big one, with an AIDS 2014-inspired event in Melbourne bringing together the community in discussion around HIV.
UPDATE: The City of Melbourne unanimously passed a motion in support of marriage equality at its council meeting on Tuesday, October 27.
This month the Star Observer’s regular spotlight on community champions falls on Rowland Thomson and Crusader Hillis, whose Hares and Hyenas store has become an icon for Melbourne’s LGBTI community. Matthew Wade reports.
Melbourne’s LGBTI community came together last Friday to celebrate the hard work undertaken by the community over the past year — from raising awareness around the trans* and gender diverse people to helping gay youth in rural Victoria.
If the plan for the centre is approved, it would emulate similar global endeavours such as San Francisco’s LGBT Community Centre.
Soon after a Change.org petition was created in response to an elderly Melbourne gay couple being ordered to take down a rainbow flag from their apartment balcony, lawyers stepped forward to support them for free.