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wendybird brisbane social group new farm lgbtiq

For seven years Wendybird has redefined community in Brisbane. In a touching Facebook post on Tuesday, the group announced its closure. Citing burnout and a lack of funds the group will host their final event in November. Wendybird: Redefining community In September 2014 a small community social group was formed in Brisbane. Led by local …

Balls Out Bingo Birthday bob drag queens behaving badly

Drag Queens behaving badly turned out just fine for B.O.B. – Balls Our Bingo. In fact, the Brisbane institution turns 10 this month. Check out Candy Surprise on the cover of QNews Magazine #516 on the streets Friday 8 October 2021. They said it wouldn’t last. Six months at the most naysayers proclaimed¬†a decade ago. …

Queer Radio

Since 1978, 4ZZZ has continually presented programs in support of the broader queer-identifying community. This weekend the station’s Queer Radio celebrates its 29th birthday. On 30 September 1992, 4ZZZ’s weekly lesbian and gay program Gay Waves changed in both format and name. The Wednesday night show turned to a three-week cycle with shows designed to …

WAR Black Lives Matter black deaths in custody

The Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) will this Saturday hold Black Lives Matter rallies in Brisbane and Melbourne to protest Australian Black deaths in custody and to show solidarity with the current struggle against the murder of Black people in the USA. Warning: This article includes the name of an Indigenous person who has …

balcony music 21-st century pandemic

All over Europe, people are in lockdown in small apartments. But amidst the uncertainty of a 21st-century pandemic, balcony music is lifting spirits and bringing people together. Balcony concerts of My Heart Will Go On, Imagine and Hallelujah Earlier last week, Barcelonian pianist Alberto Gestoso set up his keyboard to play on the balcony while …

stroke charity stroke support & awareness

A stroke charity which frequently receives donations from members of the LGBTIQ communities last financial year declared zero income. The year before, Stroke Support & Awareness Australia declared an income of $1,000. Despite that, QNews possesses evidence of substantial fundraising activity by the charity during that time. Set up in 2015, Stroke Support & Awareness …

mardi gras fair day sunshine and rainbows

Sunshine and rainbows as far as the eye could see greeted revellers at Mardi Gras Fair Day in Sydney’s Victoria Park today. With 80,000 people expected at the event, attractions abounded for everyone. Acts like Ngaiire and Jamarz on Marz lit up the ANZ Main Stage. Ngaiire Jamarz on Marz Clover Moore Ever mindful of …

kill the bill

Hundreds rallied against the Religious Freedoms legislation in Brisbane’s King George Square earlier today for the Kill the Bill Protest. Protestors firstly heard from community leaders and other speakers in front of Brisbane City Hall. Johnny Valkyrie, rally organiser, said, “The Religious Discrimination Bill jeopardises the human rights of everyone. Those who will be disadvantaged …

2020 honours list georgie stone

LGBTIQ activist Georgie Stone received a medal of the Order of Australia, along with her mother in this year’s 2020 Honours List. The mother-daughter team received their award for their work for transgender youth and their parents. Other honorees included Janine Middleton, Sarah Midgley, and Carlotta. Georgie Stone and Rebekah Robertson Georgie Stone became the …

Bushfire relief brisbane drag queens

Coming up next weekend, two Brisbane drag queen mega-events will raise funds for Australian bushfire relief. The Bushfire Relief Extravaganza at the Wickham of 24 January and also the Fire Relief Fund for First Nation Communities ALL DAY Gatho at The Stand on 26 January will both offer the opportunity to enjoy some great drag …

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