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LGBTIQ HISTORY

Bisexuality on Film & TV

In recent years, TV shows have started to explicitly state a character’s sexuality, either in dialogue or through a coming out scene. Christina Wilkins, Lecturer in Film and Creative Writing, asks it is bisexuality better depicted on TV than in the film?
INCLUSION

Pronouns and why they are important

For many people, their pronouns are an essential part of who they are, and by using them, you’re doing your bit to make them feel validated and included.
OP.ED

Is Disney lacking diversity

The Mouse House with Locked Doors. Will Disney ever truly let us in? For young queer people, seeing themselves reflected back on the screen is crucial.
Spirit

Aussie LGBTIQ+ Buddhists feel pressure to hide their identities

New findings by Australian researcher Stephen Kerry, Lecturer in Sociology at Charles Darwin University, have found that LGBTIQ+ Buddhists in Australia are struggling and feel pressure to hide their authentic selves. It's not very Buddhist!
CBR PRIDE PHOTOS

Capital of Equality - Mardi Gras 2024 (Photos)

The “Capital of Equality” float, beautifully embodied the essence of Canberra — a vibrant community residing in this wonderfully diverse Australian city.
Sydney

Protests forces council to overturn book ban

Cumberland City Council in Western Sydney has voted 12 members for and two to overturn a ban on same-sex parenting books from its libraries.
Sydney

Western Sydney Council's Bans Same-Sex Parenting Books

Cumberland City Council in Western Sydney has enacted a controversial policy to remove books featuring same-sex parents from its libraries, triggering a fierce debate over censorship, discrimination, and community values. 

A mischievous they/them sprite comes to town

THEATRE
Puck is a mischievous fairy. In Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream', they are the first of the main fairy characters to appear. Puck 'Shakespeare's mischievous sprite' loves playing pranks, such as replacing Nick Bottom's head with that of an ass.
QUEER TV

Netflix’s 'Ripley'... mesmerising or charmless

Netflix’s Moody Fresh Take! The eight-episode adaptation, an Italy-set black-and-white thriller about the gay eponymous grifter turned sociopath. Depending on whom you ask, 'Ripley' is either “mesmerizing” or “charmless”.
INTERVIEW

A reflection of my queer life

Queer Canberra artist Louis Grant uses fluid mediums to speak of social and psychological spaces that can themselves be seen as 'unstable compounds'. He is currently exhibiting at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
INTERVIEW

The Power of Queer Storytelling

FUSE was super excited to have a heart-to-heart with queer screenwriter, director and multidisciplinary visual artist Samuel Leighton-Dore.

LASTEST ISSUE : FUSE67

'Pride in the Capital'

In this issue: Canberra pride festival guide. American LGBTIQ freedoms out of the window. Gender and King Lear. From Mardi Gras to SpringOUT, we catch up with Lynne OBrien. Venus Mantrap from Valley of the Molls. Canberra Qwire turns 30. Queer Buddhists. Dear Rose, Gay horoscopes, social photos and more.



Advice
Experts are urging travellers to stay vigilant against three specific types of scams that are costing Australians millions of dollars and causing them a great deal of heartache.

GALTA

Visit Gay Australia

If you’re looking for LGBTQIA+ travel information or accommodation in Australia then the GALTA website should be your first port of call.
Canberra

Queer (LGBTIQ) parties, places an events in Canberra!

Canberra, the Capital city of Australia, say its the most inclusive city in the country and has more to offer than just politics! It has a thriving LGBTIQ+ community, and plenty of gay friendly spaces spread around the city. Here's our guide to gay Canberra's queer scene.

Sexuality

Facts about being pansexual, panromantic or biromantic

A pansexual person is someone who is sexually or romantically attracted to people regardless of their sex or gender.
Fitness

Hot holiday fitness tips

Simple exercises that can be done while on holidays to help fight the battle of the bulge this summer. These are our hot holiday fitness tips to make sure you look your best!

OP.ED

Face Value: The Unattainable Beauty Standards of Gay Culture

Unattainable beauty standards are nothing strange in the western world, but they are uniquely heightened within gay culture. To find out why body beauty is so prized in gay spaces, Liam Heitmann-Ryce-LeMercier speaks with two young queer men for their perspectives.
OP.ED

Problems with dating apps and can they be fixed?

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide use dating apps, but only half of users say that they have had positive experiences. Incredibly, many users also received threats of harm.
OP.ED

Police Marching at Mardi Gras must come with real change

The policing of LGBTQ+ people casts a long, dark shadow. Police marching at Mardi Gras must be backed up with real change.
OP.ED

The great US rights rollback

America. The self-proclaimed ‘land of the free’ and ‘home of the brave’. But if you have been paying attention to US politics this year, you’d be forgiven for thinking that freedom and bravery had been thrown out of the proverbial window.

HIGHTLIGHT

Capital of Equality - Mardi Gras 2024 (Photos)

The “Capital of Equality” float, beautifully embodied the essence of Canberra — a vibrant community residing in this wonderfully diverse Australian city.

ANU | Canberra

ANU Queer Department

The ANU Queer* Department is an autonomous space, meaning that all queer students can attend meetings, events, and get the benefits of community!
SUPPORT

Find what you want on the LGBTIQ DIRECTORY

The LGBTIQ DIRECTORY is a community focused project proudly published by FUSE Magazine and its partners.

HEALTH

Where to get PEP in an HIV emergency!

It's vital that PEP is started as soon as possible after any possible exposure to HIV — preferably within a few hours.
Free

LGBTIQ+ Drop-In legal Advice Service

Do you need some legal advice? Meridian and Legal Aid ACT hosts free LGBTIQA+ Drop-In Legal Advice Service twice a month.

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