Star Observer Making Headlines from the Victorian Pride Centre


Melbourne, Australia, 18 February 2021 — Australia’s oldest and largest independent LGBTIQ+ media outlet will be joining the esteemed list of residents at the Pride Centre. 

Star Observer has been reporting for over 40 years and currently has over 200,000 loyal readers across their online and print platforms. The next chapter for the publication will be to join an array of LGBTIQ+ organisations and businesses who will be operating out of the Pride Centre in St Kilda in the next few months.

Australia’s first community owned and largest Pride Centre is moving quickly from a dream to a reality with the building almost at completion. Resident organisations include Minus18, Thorne Harbour Health, Star Health, MQFF, AGMC, Transgender Victoria, Australian Queer Archives, Monash Gender Clinic, JOY 94.9, Switchboard (admin) and most recently announced Hares and Hyenas Bookshop.

Since 1979 the Star Observer has been reporting on the current affairs of our LGBTIQ+ community, covering topics and movements such as Decriminalisation, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Pride, Mardi Gras, Marriage Equality and other significant community events.

Quotes Attributed to Publisher of the Star Observer Lawrence Gibbons

 ‘We are excited to be a part of the Victorian Pride Centre. As we redouble our effort to provide comprehensive coverage of Melbourne’s LGBTQI community, having a dedicated office space in the Centre provides us with the opportunity to keep our finger on the pulse of Melbourne’s vibrant and dynamic queer community.’

Quotes Attributed to VPC Board Chair Jude Munro AO

‘We are thrilled to welcome Star Observer to the Victorian Pride Centre. The roll call of LGBTIQ+ organisations just gets bigger and better. Star Observer has a long and proud history of reporting on significant events involving our community. They will make a great addition to the Centre.’

The Victorian Pride Centre will inject life and colour into Melbourne’s oldest queer neighbourhood, Fitzroy St, St Kilda and act as the one stop shop for all things LGBTIQ+ for generations to come.


IMAGES: Publication cover supplied by Star Observer

About the Victorian Pride Centre

The Victorian Pride Centre is a unique initiative that celebrates, bolsters and protects equality, diversity and inclusion. It is set to forge a new chapter in the narrative of Australian Pride by bringing the LGBTIQ+ community together in a single and powerful space. It will be home to practical and supportive services as well as being an international tourist destination. The Victorian Pride Centre Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation structured as a company limited by guarantee.            


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For further information contact Renee Thompson 0415 726 262