Star Observer

Star Observer has been setting Australia’s LGBTI agenda since 1979, with a long and proud history of independent journalism.

They have 200,000 loyal readers who embrace their publications, which include a popular news website and social media channels, as well as a monthly Star Observer publication.



Who we are

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.