Sign of the times: Star Observer to monthly. From April 17, the nation's leading gay, lesbian (etc) print publication will move from a weekly to a monthly print run. Star Observer, which has been around in Sydney since 1979 and has a circulation of 18,000, is distributed for free along the east coast. It's website reaches up to 40,000 people day.

CEO and publisher Daniel Bone told radio station Joy FM this morning that, given more people visit the publication online, it makes sense to focus less on news and more on long-form features in the print publication. "We're looking at expanding format of print publication so stories have the space they need, and we're looking at increasing the number of people we have as opinion writers and commentators from the broader community," he said.