Apr 1, 2024
ON THE COUCH

Couch Potato - Queer Streaming Picks 2024

Start off your 2024 off with some queer desire, triumph and a few thrills! With our FUSE Magainze top four TV streaming picks, While The Men Are Away, NYAD, Cassandro and Fellow Travelers.

Mar 25, 2024
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.

Mar 21, 2024
FILM

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.

Mar 1, 2024
Youth Theatre Review

Fourteen, powerful, hilarious and heartbreaking

Every person has their own unique memories and experiences, but it’s odd that often the struggles stand out far more vividly than the positive times. Regardless, reflection is a powerful (albeit confronting) tool to help gain perspective on how far we come in life and the adversities that we overcome in the process.

Feb 29, 2024
Interview | Cara Whithouse

An interview with Cara Whithouse : I Want it That Gay

I Want it That Gay is a cabaret-comedy that sheds light and humour on the challenges of growing up with starkly heteronormative music, popstars and paradigms. At times hilarious and at times heartbreaking, the show is an irreverent look at the way popular culture shapes what we see and therefore who we’re allowed to be. Think Destiny’s Child, Britney, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys and more – queerified! Reminisce on your favourite hits from the 1990s-2000’s through a queer lens. Showing at the Tuggeranong Art Centre on Saturday, 13 April, Cara shares her thoughts about her new show. Can yo...

Feb 15, 2024
Review | Queers

'Queers' - A memorable and moving evening of intimate theatre

Everyman Theatre in Canberra opened its critically acclaimed production 'Queers' at the Old Causeway Hall on Valentine's Day — it's an unequivocal hit that's not to be missed!

Feb 1, 2024
Theatre | Queers

‘Queers’ - A Century of Love, Laughter, and Liberation

Everyman Theatre is set to revive its critically acclaimed production ‘Queers’ at the Old Causeway Hall in February. This immersive and innovative show, curated by Mark Gatiss and directed by Jarrad West and Steph Roberts, invites audiences to delve into a century of evolving social attitudes and political milestones in British Queer history.

Feb 1, 2024
MGFF 2024

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2024 Teasers

We are super excited about the 2024 Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival.  Grab your tickets to the 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival! Our friends at Queer Screen are screening 160+ LGBTIQ films in cinemas across Sydney from 15 - 29 February and On Demand Australia-wide 1-11 March.  Book your #MGFF24 tickets at queerscreen.org.au or drop by their socials! BECOME A QUEER SCREEN MEMBER 2024 FILM TEASERS!  Special screening of All of Us Strangers Director: Andrew Haigh | Trailer Queer Screen members will receive presale access to the Westpac OpenAir program from Friday 8th December 2...

Jan 2, 2024
LOCAL HEROS

Local hero Jolene Mifsud talks music, gender and community.

So many amazing people are living regular lives but doing extraordinary things; it really does warm our hearts and top up our inspiration. This issue we are super excited to have local hero Jolene Mifsud, AKA InkBits (they/them), gracing our cover.

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