Southern Star is pleased to announce self described “creative kooky” and well-known community member Kylie Bartel (pictured) has become the second Melbourne SSO Media board member — parent company of Southern Star and Sydney Star Observer.

Bartell has had extensive involvement with the Melbourne and South Australian GLBTI community, working with Adelaide’s Feast Festival, Midsumma, JOY94.9, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Women’s Circus in a number of artistic and fundraising roles.

She will join fellow Melbourne director Garry Oliver on the 10-person board of directors which oversees management of the community-owned company.

In other news, the Southern Star office has moved from its previous Fitzroy location to Rear 1/246 Chapel St Prahran 3181.

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