Nov 15, 2023
Interview | Venus Mantrap

Venus Mantrap : Androgynous construct

A self-described “androgynous construct”, Venus is a much-loved mainstay in Canberra’s LGBTIQ+ performance spaces. Their unique take on drag performance, merging elements of cabaret, performance art and comedy, has captivated Canberra audiences for over 15 years.

Nov 14, 2023
Theatre | King Lear

The subtle queering of King Lear

A kingdom ruled by an ageing, authoritarian monarch is fractured by pride, folly and avarice in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, King Lear.  When the deteriorating King Lear misjudges the loyalty of their children, the struggle for power becomes unflinchingly violent and callous, and ultimately leads to devastating consequences. Prepare to see Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before, as Echo Theatre’s electrifying new production promises to be a spectacle of otherworldly proportions. We had a quick chat with the show’s Director, Joel Horwood (they/them), about Echo’s upcoming production of ...

Nov 8, 2023

Essential movies to watch this Summer 2023

Our essential movie list to watch this Summer! Saltburn, A Brideshead Revisited meets The Talented Mr Ripley tale. Maestro,A fusion of music, marriage and bisexuality. Poor Things, a Frankenstein-like black-comic horror and our favourite All Of Us Strangers, a mysterious, beautiful and sentimental.

Oct 25, 2023
Interview | Judy Small

Judy Small : Queer Folk Music Pioneer

Judy Small, hailed as the Grande Dame of Australian Folk Music, has left an indelible mark on the music scene with her poignant and politically charged songs. Hailing from Coffs Harbour, she found early inspiration in folk legends like Joan Baez and The Seekers, embarking on her musical career in the late 1970s. Her songs, acclaimed for their feminist and social justice themes, have been recorded by notable artists.

Oct 24, 2023
Interview | Lynne O’Brien

FUSE Local Hero : Lynne O’Brien

Lynne O’Brien has undoubtedly earned this issue’s cover title of Local Hero! Her involvement and volunteer work with LGBTIQ+ community projects, businesses and PRIDE organisations over the past 38+ years is awe-inspiring. She is a proud lesbian, feminist, provocateur, activist, wife, mother of three, ovarian cancer survivor and grandmother of five!

Oct 19, 2023

Canberra Qwire singing out with pride!

Qwire's upcoming anniversary concert, "Singing Out With Pride" will be an afternoon of uplifting music, heartwarming stories, and exuberant performances, say's Leanne Linmore, Qwire's Assistant Musical Director. "The show will feature an eclectic repertoire of material. There will be nostalgia and personal stories as well as high-quality music. You can expect a good variety of songs and a wonderful time".

Sep 14, 2023

Elliot Page cracks open hearts and minds

"Close to You" is a highly anticipated film representing a significant milestone in Elliot Page's career, marking his return to the big screen after publicly announcing his transition in 2020. Starring Page in the role of Sam, a transgender individual who embarks on a poignant journey back to his hometown, recently premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.

Aug 28, 2023

Three wonderful films about same-sex marriage

The amendment of the federal Marriage Act in Australia happened on 9 December 2017 and gave same-sex couples the same right to marry as heterosexual couples. It was the culmination of decades of campaigning by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities and their supporters. Christina Wilkins who is a lecturer in Film and Creative Writing at the  University of Birmingham, writes about three wonderful films that celebrate equal love.

Aug 10, 2023
Interview | Loredo Malcolm

He is just seven hours old and truly beautiful to behold!

Loredo boasts an impressive pedigree in musical theatre and dance, including stage roles in The Lion King, Hairspray, Wicked, and Chicago. On Television, Loredo was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance and was  a member of The Voice Australia’s dance troupe. He is the owner and Director of the LOcREaDO Dance Company and performed alongside Kylie Minogue on her Aphrodite Les Folies tour.  FUSE: What can audiences expect when they come to see this production of The Rocky Horror Show? Loredo Malcolm: A fun night of theatre with what I think is one of the best casts of The Rocky Horror Sh...

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