SX News

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SX News
SX News (logo).png
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TypeWeekly newspaper
FormatGlossy Tabloid
Owner(s)Evo Media
EditorReg Domingo
News editorCec Busby
FoundedJanuary 2000
Ceased publication2017
Headquarters140 William Street, East Sydney, NSW, Australia
WebsiteSX News website

SX News was a weekly gay and lesbian newspaper based in Sydney, Australia.

One of several titles published by Evo Media under the Gay News Network banner. SX News (commonly referred to as SX) was distributed throughout Sydney and New South Wales.


The publication covered local, national and international news of interest to the gay and lesbian community, and had a strong focus on the arts and entertainment.

SX featured interviews with high-profile people of interest to the gay and lesbian community. Interviews over the years included Kylie Minogue, Scissor Sisters, The Hon. Michael Kirby, Louie Spence, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP, NSW Premier Nathan Rees, Dr Brad McKay, Rupert Everett, Perez Hilton, Janet Jackson, k.d. lang, Liza Minnelli, Pam Ann, and the Pet Shop Boys.


Previous SX editors included founding editor Martin de Courtenay,[1][2] Reg Domingo, Peter Hackney and Brad Johnston. The publication drew on a stable of regular contributors, including political commentators Rodney Croome and Sam Butler, theatre critic Veronica Hannon, Gay media identity Trevor Ashley, Sydney drag identity Joyce Mange and gay Australian author C. S. Burrough, whose novel Not Grunting, Squealing was serialised in 23 weekly instalments between 25 January 2001 and 21 June 2001.[3]


In late 2006, the publication changed from a newsprint format to a high-quality, full-colour full-gloss format.

SX was the official media sponsor of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

In July 2010, SX celebrated its 500th issue with a special retrospective edition.

In 2015, SX began an LGBTI Health and HIV online hub called Check Up.

In 2015, television doctor Dr Brad McKay began a regular column called "Ask Dr Brad" in SX magazine and on the CheckUp web portal.[4][5]

In March 2017, after allegations of insolvent trading, non payment of creditors, including staff and the Australian Taxation Office, the group's main website was taken offline by their hosting provider due to non payment. Since then no explanation has been provided to staff, suppliers or advertisers as to the status of the publications. As at 7 May 2017, all sites associated with EvoMedia remain offline with no sign as to when if ever they will come online again.


  1. ^ "New Sydney Weekly for 'Sexual Fringe Dwellers'". 2 March 2001. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Gay & Lesbian media report – A wealth of choice". AdNews. 19 July 2002. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  3. ^ Austlit. "Not Grunting, Squealing | AustLit: Discover Australian Stories". Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ GP and TV presenter Dr Brad McKay joins LGBTI health and HIV online hub, ‘CheckUp’ - SX Magazine - published 16 November 2015
  5. ^ Ask Dr Brad - SX Magazine

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