Mar 22, 2023
LGBTIQ HISTORY

Transgender people aren’t new, and neither is their oppression

Anti-transgender hatred is on the rise. Driven by pseudoscience and backed by well-funded far-right pressure groups, part of the premise of the anti-trans “gender critical” movement is that trans people are new and unnatural. History shows us this is not the case.

Feb 23, 2023
FUSE65

FUSE65 We’re all born naked & the rest is drag

In this issue of FUSE Magazine, you'll find: Enlighten Pride Weekend, Dos & don’ts of dating in the workplace, LGBTIQ+ comedians you can’t miss! Queer burlesque, the power of misbehaving, Dirty Laundry - There’s no shrinkage on this cycle, Mardi Gras film fest on tour, Don’t rain on our parade, Transista Groove and more!

Jan 7, 2023
Sexuality Question

I recently discovered I am bisexual

Dear Lisa, Coming out is one of the most personal things that a person can do. It opens you up to a range of other people’s emotions, biases, presumptions and prejudices. To say it’s a tough gig is an understatement. If you ask some who’ve come out, they will tell you that it resulted in people they love rejecting them. For others, the experience was gentle and supportive. It could go either way. When contemplating coming out, you should prepare yourself that not everyone is going to greet the news with a celebration, and some people may hurt you. Your sexuality is one of the parts of who...

Jan 5, 2023
Relationships Question

My boyfriend keeps asking me to move in

Dear Lisa, Coming out is one of the most personal things that a person can do. It opens you up to a range of other people’s emotions, biases, presumptions and prejudices. To say it’s a tough gig is an understatement. If you ask some who’ve come out, they will tell you that it resulted in people they love rejecting them. For others, the experience was gentle and supportive. It could go either way. When contemplating coming out, you should prepare yourself that not everyone is going to greet the news with a celebration, and some people may hurt you. Your sexuality is one of the parts of who...

Jan 2, 2023
Sex Question

My boyfriend is particularly blessed

Dear Ben, Being well blessed comes with pros and cons, and if you are a newbie to this kind of relationship, you need to seek the appropriate advice regarding how to prepare yourself for that level of loving. We are lucky here in Australia that every state has a queer place to seek advice from. In the ACT it is Meridian, in NSW it’s ACON, in QLD it’s Queensland Council for LGBTI Health, and  so on. All of these services can give you the appropriate advice to be in a space to take your relationship to the next level.In the meantime, talk to your BF and explain your hesitance and your fears ...

Dec 26, 2022
Relationship Question

My girlfriend prefers sleeping alone

Dear LJ, Wow, that was a short honeymoon. This might be a red flag — you need to quickly establish why your girlfriend wants to sleep alone. It could be that she is a light sleeper, maybe you toss and turn or snore, or perhaps she just wants to sleep alone. A conversation will give you both an opportunity to address the issue and devise a solution that works for both of you. If there is no practical reason why, then you need to ask yourself, do I want to be in a  long-term relationship with someone who doesn’t want to sleep in the same bed? It’s totally OK to bow out if this is a deal-bre...

Dec 7, 2022
OP.ED

Is Disney lacking diversity

At the mere mention of the name ‘Walt Disney’ it is difficult not to be mentally whisked away to a far-away land; to a place of childhood innocence where imagination flows endlessly and you can “wish upon a star”.

Dec 5, 2022
Relationship Question

My girlfriend is is drinking in excess

Dear Lee-Anne, It’s a hard truth, but no one ever seeks help or will listen until they are ready. Addiction, whether it is alcohol, sex, drugs or even food, is often a coping mechanism for emotions that someone is unable to process or doesn’t know how to process. You might want to consider how her drinking impacts your life. Knowing more about this issue is key to helping you work out how to move forward. Speak to your GP or a counsellor; they can provide some guidance for you. Armed with the information, my advice is to have a gentle talk with your GF. Remember, whatever direction the re...

Nov 30, 2022
FUSE64

FUSE64 Celebrate Pride & Celebrate You

In this issue you'll find: Why Gender pronouns, Disney’s queer representation, Ellen Reed heading to Fresh Out, Meet Ethan will melt your heart. Plus: Pride in Canberra, Sydney WorldPride Rainbow City, Become a Foster Carer, Lesbian Polar Bears, Not the Only Clay in the Village, Trans Game-Changer, Your Horoscope And more!

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