Star Observer, Sydney’s 35 year old LGBTI publication has been mired in financial and legal difficulties for a number of years. A recent crowd funding campaign, raising over a hundred thousand dollars, is set to put the publication back onto it’s feet and back off the shelves. But what comes next for Star Observer? And will crowdfunding be enough to sustain it?
Amidst the hype of a successful pozible crowd funding campaign raising nearly $104,000.00 to save Australia’s oldest and only community-owned LGBTI publication, Star Observer, The Wire explores the rather checkered history of gay newspapers nationally.