Groundbreaking Surrogacy Law Reform means more Canberrans, including those experiencing infertility and single people, can now pursue parenthood through altruistic surrogacy.

Georgian parliament proceeds with anti-LGBTIQ legislation

The legislation, proposed by the ruling Georgian Dream Party, includes prohibitions on the "propaganda" of same-sex relationships and gender reassignment surgery. If passed, these measures would also outlaw Pride events and public displays of the LGBT rainbow flag. The bills received majority sup...


Good News! Thailand recognises same-sex marriage

Thailand is set to become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage after the Senate approved a marriage equality bill.

NSW Apologises for Laws Criminalising Homosexuality

After nearly 40 years, NSW is set to apologise for its past laws criminalising homosexuality. In an interview with SBS, Robert French, a key activist from the 1980s, recalls a protest where he and Lex Watson, another activist, demanded police arrest them for being gay to highlight the injustice.

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.

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. 

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.


Pride to polling in the India queer community

From pride parades to polling booths: How will the LGBTQI+ community vote? | India Votes 2024

Anglican's have deep fractures over homosexuality

Churches in many Christian denominations have split over queer issues. Recently, hundreds of congregations voted to leave the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage and whether LGBTQ+ people should be clergy.

Restoration Hopes for 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' Bus

Help Save the Queen! History Trust SA has kickstarted an ambitious campaign to fund the meticulous restoration of the legendary bus immortalised in the 1994 Australian cinematic gem, "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."

Photos: FUSE Winter Big Gay Breakfast

The FUSE Big Gay Winter Breakfast was held on a beautiful Canberra morning at the Stepping Stone Café at Strathnairn Arts in Holt.


Trans people are under attack, this is a test case for Australia

Around the world, the human rights of transgender people are under attack. Media reports of trans women being vilified, excluded and discriminated against are frequent, and the consequences of this rise in hatred towards trans people can be deadly.

Germany passes new progressive transgender laws

Germany has approved a law aimed at simplifying the process for transgender individuals to change their legal gender identities.

More arrests. A new era of repression in Russia

A Russian court has ordered two gay men to be placed in custody, accusing them of roles in an “extremist organisation”, under new legislation criminalising the LGBTQ+ community.

CBR Pride Month Shoot 2023

For the second year, photographer Nathan J Lester celebrated Pride Month with a photoshoot outside Parliament House. While the day was about fun, pride, meeting friends and connecting with the queer community, Nathan says the shoot also helps draw attention to the LGBTIQ+ community and shows thei...


Trump Endorses Pastor with Extremist Views for US Congress

Former US President Donald Trump has endorsed Mark Burns, the pastor that has previously called for the execution of LGBTQ+ "indoctrinators."

Greece Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

Greece has become the first Orthodox Christian country to legalise same-sex civil marriage, despite church and religious conservative opposition.

Asbestos in mulch? Fair Day canceled. Here’s the risk!

Mulch containing asbestos was found in Vitoria Park, home have Mardi Gras Fair Day and 41 other locations across New South Wales, including Sydney parks, schools, hospitals, a supermarket and at least one regional site.

Russia's crackdown on queer folk continues

Russia's Supreme Court has ruled that LGBTIQ+ activists should be designated as "extremists". The courts have convicted individuals for displaying LGBTIQ material in public, including pride flags on social media and wearing rainbow earrings in public.


Iran is trying to eradicate queer people

Death or surgery? Thousands of queer Iranians are being forced to undergo gender reassignment every year. And many of them are children.

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law based on hate

The Ugandan president has signed an anti-LGBTQ+ law which includes the death penalty for same-sex acts. This hateful law is a significant and dangerous move.

A new wave of anger against the LGBTIQ+ community

The Kenyan supreme court recently struck down a government decision to ban the registration of an LGBTIQ+ community rights organisation, sparking new homophobic rhetoric in the country. Kenya is one of 32 African countries that criminalises homosexuality. Those who identify as part of the LGBTIQ+...

Canberra Mardi Gras Film Festival Photos

FUSE was thrilled to be this year’s regional sponsor for the 2023 Mardi Gras Film Festival On Tour, which was screened at the National Fim and Sound Archive.


Ever wondered what happens to your penis as you age?

Here’s what you can expect to happen to your penis as you age, and when to be concerned. Oh and.... There is no definitive evidence your penis length and girth will naturally change as you age, despite what you may read.

Charlie has an eating disorder, its common than you might think

Although under represented in research, statistics indicate one-third of people with an eating disorder are male and body image in guys is a major concern.

Find all the facts about HIV AIDS

What is human immunodeficiency virus? HIV attacks the body’s immune system, and if it is untreated it can lead to AIDS. Find all the facts about HIV AIDS, how to protect yourself and all about testing.

PrEP implant the next frontier in AIDS fight

Promise, perils and cautious optimism: the next frontier in long-acting modalities for the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

The Transgender Flag
Coming Out

I'm an older transgender struggling with loneliness

Dear Rose, After many difficult years, I have recently come out as a trans woman, and I’m finally starting to feel comfortable in my body. Being a person over 60, I’m struggling with isolation and loneliness. Where can I get some help? Tiffany
Coming Out

I'm Bi, should I come out of the closet?

Dear Rose, I’m a bi woman in a long-term heterosexual relationship. I’m out to my partner, but I’ve never actually been with another girl. I’ve recently started thinking about women again, but I’m worried that after three kids and not having talked about it for over 15+ years, it seems silly to b...
Relationships Question

Country bloke dating a city guy!

Dear Rose, I’m a country bloke, and I’ve recently started dating a city guy, and I want to introduce him to my family. They’re not openly homophobic but often very insensitive. Do you have any advice on handling this? Joey
Sexuality Question

I recently discovered I am bisexual

Dear Rose, I’m in my early 20s and recently discovered I am bisexual. Do you think this merits coming out? Lisa

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