About the author

Richard Bakker

Richard Bakker is the publisher of QNews Magazine,
Australia's comprehensive LGBTIQA+ SB news, entertainment and lifestyle magazine.
A business owner for most of his working life is now actively involved in reviving the LGBTIQA+ SB voice Australia wide through a range of print and digital media platforms.

You can contact Richard on manager@qnews.com.au

Inquisition 2024

PHOTOS: Sydney Inquisition 2024

  For the latest LGBTIQA+ Sister Girl and Brother Boy news, entertainment, and community stories in Australia, visit qnews.com.au. Check out our latest magazines or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Victorian Pride Centre Launches LGBTIQA+ Visual Arts Program

Victorian Pride Centre launches LGBTIQA+ Visual Arts Program

The Victorian Pride Centre has launched its 2024 Visual Arts Program. The visual arts program will showcase a vibrant and dynamic collection of exhibitions throughout the year in the Pride Gallery, featuring work by artists, photographers, designers and community organisations. This year-long initiative promises a rich tapestry of exhibitions offering visitors a glimpse into the …

Byron Bay Nude Beach

Byron Bay: Local Hero Battles to Save Nude Beach

In Byron Bay, a local naturist, Bradley Benham, is calling to save a Nude Beach in Byron Bay. The announcement of the impending closure of Tyagarah’s clothing-optional beach has sparked concern for locals. Benham, echoing the sentiments of many, asserts that nude recreation embodies a legitimate lifestyle. Tyagarah Beach Faces Closure Just a short drive …

Benjamin Wash stands on a balcony with an apartment complex in the background

Community Spotlight: Benjamin Wash

It’s been quite the journey for Benjamin Wash, from the small town of Malanda, Far North Queensland (population less than 2000) to the bright lights of Sydney, where he operates a property and accountancy consultancy and volunteers as the treasurer of the Harbour City Bears. A Certified Practising Accountant and property investor, he has enjoyed …

Bay Pride March

Bay Pride March Boasts Spectacular Turnout

The controversy over the inaugural Bay Pride March prompted allies who ordinarily wouldn’t attend an LGBTIQA+ BB SG march to come out and show their support. Thank you to the protesters for helping the Wynnum Fringe Festival  Bay Pride March achieve such a fabulous number! We hope to see you back next year helping Bay …

Over The Rainbow Funerals

Celebrating Life with Over The Rainbow Funerals

Over The Rainbow, Funerals Co. isn’t just changing the way we bid farewell to our loved ones. They’re doing it with profound empathy and a keen understanding of the unique needs of the LGBTIQ community. Their focus on inclusivity and celebrating the unique lives within the community is changing the way we support each other …

Carers LGBTQIA+ Survey 2023

Carer’s LGBTQIA+ Survey 2023 | Carers Queensland

Carers Queensland is seeking feedback through their Carers LGBTQIA+ Survey 2023 to ensure their services remain safe and inclusive. The organisation is the peak body representing unpaid family and community carers in Queensland. As such, Carers Queensland is committed to supporting carers connected to LGBTQIA+ communities. In 2018, the organisation became one of the first …


Liquorice Allsorts queer dance party returns to Nimbin in August

Triple Treat Events, a Lismore-based collective creating inclusive dance parties, is soon to host the second instalment of Liquorice Allsorts – a queer, all-inclusive event in Nimbin on Saturday, August 5. The Liquorice Allsorts event celebrates the LGBTIQ communities in the Nimbin and surrounds, with DJs, performances, and food in a joyful and friendly atmosphere. …

Harvey Milk Pedophile accusation: Picture San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, left, and Mayor George Moscone during the April 1977 signing of the city’s gay rights bill. They were both assassinated in 1978. Photograph: AP

Outrage Ensues as Board President Labels Harvey Milk Pedophile

A school board president in California criticised for referring to gay rights activist Harvey Milk as a pedophile. During the school board’s meeting on May 16th. Joseph Komrosky objected to an elementary social science curriculum that included Harvey Milk.  Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California, in its supplemental materials. …

Scientists create mice with two biological dads only using eggs from male cells

Scientists create mice with two dads using eggs from male cells

The development of a mammal with two dads could lead to the creation of new fertility treatments in humans. Scientists have created mice with two biological fathers using a new technique for robust mammal oocytes (immature ovums). The development could help treat severe forms of infertility, including women with Turner’s syndrome. It may also allow …

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