Fresh Out 2022 Headline Acts Announced!

As this year's Media Sponsor, we are super excited here at FUSE Magazine to announce the totally awesome arts that will grace the stage of Fresh Out at this year's SpringOut festival day in the park!

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Come clay with us!

ARTIST CALL OUT!  Calling all clayworkers, potters or ceramics-based art practitioners living in the ACT Region who are out and proud members of the LGBTIQA+ community! 

As part of Canberra’s SpringOUT Festival, you are invited to participate in a group exhibition showcasing the talents of LGBTQIA+ ceramicists being held over four weeks during October and November 2022. 

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US Courts Upholds Ban on Conversion Therapy

U.S Court Upholds Ban on Conversion Therapy

San Francisco: US Circuit of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that California's state ban on conversion or reparative therapy that aims at turning gay minors straight does not violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment. This is a precedent for California in the USA and prohibits health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at changing gay youth’s sexual orientation.

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Australia has one of the lowest blood donor rates in the world and regularly runs critically short of blood. There is a large group of potential donors who are blocked from giving. Gay men, bisexual men, transgender women and some non-binary people who have sex with men, are expected to abstain from sex for three months before giving blood because of outdated fears about HIV infection.

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Sydney WorldPride 2023!

Excited about Sydney WorldPride 2023? With hundreds of events across the city, including Bondi Beach Party, Domain Dance Party, and the return of the Mardi Gras Parade to Oxford Street, there is something for the entire LGBQIA+ community to enjoy.

ETickets go on sale Monday 15 July. Join the Sydney WorldPride mailing list to stay up to date about all your favourite events.


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Poland LGBTIQ people at pride march

Polish court rules "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped

The Polish appeals court has ruled that so-called "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped, the verdict has been welcomed by activists as a victory for human rights and democracy.

"LGBT-free zones" seek to ban what local authorities see as the promotion of homosexuality and other minority sexual identities, especially in schools.

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Canberra locals at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2022.

Census leaves out LGBTIQ Aussies

Anna Brown the CEO of Equality Australia has called out the Australian Government for one again leaving out LGBTIQ Aussies.

“The release of census data gives us fascinating insights into the diversity of the Australian community – what we believe, what language we speak at home, rates of chronic disease, and other key demographic data that will inform crucial decisions about what services are provided to communities, and where.

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Self-Collected Cervical Screening Tests, a huge step forward

New Self-Collected Cervical Screening tests are a huge step forward in privacy and inclusion for transgendered and gender-diverse people.

Cervical screening checks for the presence of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which can cause cervical cancer.

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Highly virulent HIV found in the Netherlands

Researchers say that a highly virulent variant of HIV has been silently circulating in the Netherlands, likely for decades.

The variant still responds to conventional treatments and its spread appears to have declined in recent years. 

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The keepers of a rich LGBTIQ history

Many older lesbians sought out invisibility, they called each other “friends” or “career girls” or “not the marrying kind.”

These terms worked as camouflage and helped many women feel safe during a time where their sexuality wasn’t accepted.

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Gay man sitting along watching the sunset

Your loneliness is a gift. Stop ignoring it. 

Loneliness is an awful emotion to experience, may me a gift as well.

The thoughts, feelings and beliefs we have about loneliness makes us feel like a failed human. Even reading an article in a magazine about loneliness can have us wrestling with some uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.

If that’s you: thank you for starting to read this article. I’m proud of you. Simply reading this has taken some courage. Even if you’re ‘lonely curious’, I want to say hi and thank you for reading these words.

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FUSE62 — Be Your Own Role Model

IN THIS ISSUE: Cover: Dylan Mooney, Reflections Of A Young Indigenous Artist. The Rise Of The Queer Superhero. Australian Cold Case Reveals A Wave Of Antigay Violence. Cancel Culture Is Here. 2020 Covid-19 + U. NSW Eases Gay Blood Donor Restrictions. Birth Certificates Break From Gender Binary Norms. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and more.

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10 Years of photographing Mardi Gras

Capturing Sydney’s Mardi Gras is always such a highlight for our team of photographers at Getty Images, many of whom have been covering the event for many years.

Pulling together this particular collection for Mardi Gras has been such fun – each of these images are just so incredible, especially because I know how challenging it can be for our team to capture the parade in all its glory. 

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