Australia’s largest gay and lesbian publisher is on the brink of insolvency and battling allegations of unfair dismissal and the serial underpayment of superannuation to its staff.

Crikey can reveal the Australian Tax Office has issued an application to wind up Evolution Publishing -- which produces glossy magazines SX in Sydney, MCV (Melbourne), Queensland Pride (Brisbane) and Blaze (Adelaide) -- following a series of complaints about unpaid superannuation from former employees. Crikey has spoken to four former staffers who complained to the ATO after discovering they had not been paid superannuation -- in some cases for over a year.