In the 1980s Richard McCance started a free newsletter for LGBT Nottingham.  It was called Gay Nottingham.  The name changed to Metrogay and then to Outright.  In 1998 Richard decided it was time to have a rest - unfortunately that led to Outright folding.


The GAi Project (now Healthy Gay Nottingham) felt that there was an important place for a community newsletter, so they worked with Nottingham Switchboard to produce what turned out to be QB, which appeared bimonthly from 1998 until January 2003.

In 2003 QB merged with the OutHouse Newsletter to become "I'm Free", which was glossy, but repeatedly failed to meet its deadlines and fizzled out early in 2005.

QB was then revived, with the aid of a grant from Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.  Since then it has been financed principally by Nottingham Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, the OutHouse Project (money from its dissolution) and the Heritage Lottery Fund, but also by grants and donations from the Cooperative Community Fund, Nottingham Students' Karnival, Notts Police and Nottingham City Council.

Notts LGBT+  Network acts as the contact point for QB.