THIS year has been a big year in LGBTI news, and at the Star Observer we have taken a look at the entire year and collected the top 10 most-read (online) LGBTI news articles as part of our 2013 Star Observer In Review.

While you reflect on the year that has been, which do you think was the most read LGBTI news story online for 2013?



Knights stick it to Stig over “demonic” Gay Slur

Newcastle Knights NRL footballer Ryan Stig landed himself in hot water over comments posted on several of his social media pages that compared homosexuality to alcoholism and a “politically correct charade” that was tantamount to a “spiritual disease” and “demonic” | News Article


Queer students threatened with arrest over Abbott shirts

Student and queer activists were threatened with arrest this afternoon after security at Macquarie University claimed that the t-shirts they were wearing and selling, emblazoned with the words ‘Fuck Tony Abbott’, were creating an “unsafe” environment on university grounds | News Article


Gay icon Dennis Altman attacks marriage equality movement

Gay academic, activist and icon Dennis Altman launched a scathing attack against the marriage equality movement at a public event in Melbourne last week, arguing it took focus away from more important issues and further marginalises LGBTI people not in longterm relationships | News Article


Ben Roper found dead after 5 days

Missing Sydney man Ben Roper was found dead in the basement of his Randwick apartment building. | News Article


Mardi Gras police assault allegations

Several men came forward to complain of excessive force and dishonest practises by NSW Police during 2013 Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations | News Article


Audiences bamboozled by transphobic Tropfest winner

This year’s winner of the Tropfest Film Festival was widely panned for being transphobic as well as offensive to gay men after screening to thousands of moviegoers at Sydney’s Centennial Park | News Article


Mardi Gras footage outrages community

NSW Police investigate two separate allegations of excessive force by police at the 2013 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade after footage of a young man being roughly handled by a police officer went viral on social media | News Article


Mundine on canvas after jabbing at gays

Boxer and former rugby league star Anthony Mundine has received a torrent of criticism for coming out punching against gay storylines on television shows, after the bruiser turned to social media last night to launch a tirade against the latest season of indigenous drama Redfern Now for “promoting homosexuality” | News Article


Homosexuality a “mental disorder”: Nile

Christian Democratic Party politician and longtime LGBTI opponent Fred Nile has let fly, calling homosexuality a “mental disorder” and warning that legalising same-sex marriage could lead to legalised incest and paedophilia | News Article


Aged Care needs right to discriminate

Religious aged care providers are fighting for their right to turn away older gay people as proposed laws look likely to strip their religious exemptions | News Article


Which LGBTI news article do you think was the most popular in 2013? Leave your answer in the comments below:

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