Sep 28, 2023
LGBTIQ HISTORY

Trans life in Australia from the 1940s to 1970s

In December 1952, former American GI Christine Jorgensen made global news after undergoing gender affirmation surgery in Copenhagen. Australian newspapers showed great interest, with headlines like “Man Converted to Woman by Danish Doctors”, “Man Becomes Woman and ‘She Is Glad’”, and “‘Converted’ Girl Hopes to Marry”.

Sep 19, 2023
Spirit

Aussie LGBTIQ+ Buddhists feel pressure to hide their identities

 ‘Don’t say anything about it!' More than half of Australia’s LGBTIQ+ Buddhists feel reluctant to “come out” to their Buddhist communities. I’m a genderqueer, non-binary Buddhist myself, and I was curious about others’ experiences in Australia since there has been no research done on our community before. So, in 2020, I surveyed 82 LGBTIQ+ Buddhists and have since followed this up with 29 face-to-face interviews. Here are my findings.

Sep 5, 2023
Realtionships

Dos & Don’ts Dating In The Workplace

Crossing the friend-zone into romantic territory with someone can be challenging enough. When that person is a co-worker, it’s a different beast entirely. What might begin as harmless fun can quickly morph into a living nightmare.

Aug 17, 2023
Recipe

Golden awesomeness and making the perfect Turmeric Latte

You've probably already heard about the healing benefits of turmeric or seen someone sipping a golden yellow drink in your cafe. After discovering the awesomeness of the Turmeric Latte, I just had to share my thoughts and this easy home recipe.

Aug 14, 2023
Coming Out

I'm an older transgender struggling with loneliness

Dear Tiffany, Congratulations on this significant new life chapter; you have already taken big steps to be an authentic version of yourself. I suggest you start by taking some time to pause after the huge mountain you have just climbed. Permitting yourself the space to consider what you want now will help build a path to a fulfilling life.  If you are struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness, I also suggest seeing a professional counsellor and connecting with your local transgender support group. Trans Pride Australia is a great place to start. They hold events throughout the...

FUSE Magazine : Everyone Deserves A Voice That’s Heard
Aug 9, 2023
FUSE65

FUSE66 Everyone Deserves A Voice That’s Heard

In this issue, The Rocky Horror Show lands. 50 years doing the Time Warp — We chat to Loredo Malcolm. Local hero Jolene Mifsud talks InkBits, gender and community. Robyn Archer, musical legend and queer icon, chats to FUSE about her upcoming tour. We all fall over; it’s OK. Let it go. Learn the gentle and important art of transforming failure. Plus Drag Attack, Pride Play List, Queer Streaming, Dear Rose, Horoscopes and more!

Aug 4, 2023
StarGazer

So you're dating an Air Sign ( Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

The three air signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius — they will never bore you! As partners you can expect them to be like a leaf in the breeze — beautiful to watch but hard to hold down. Air signs are the social butterflies of the zodiac and in general make sensual, fun and carefree partners with an moody streak.

Aug 1, 2023
Wellbeing

Using simple art practices to quite you mind

When my partner and I started FUSE Magazine, it was really just another extension of our creative journey together.  Although fun, running a magazine can also be challenging and stressful at times, and, like all things work, that stress can have adverse effects on wellbeing and happiness. Like many others, I sometimes struggle to live in this world, but I’m also incredibly fortunate to have my own personal antidote. I love playing with mud. Only recently, I was talking to a fellow potter about meditation and how it has made positive changes in my life. Her first response was, ‘Oh, I coul...

Aug 1, 2023
HIV/AIDS

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) was first recognized in 2008 by the National Association of People with AIDS to raise awareness of the disproportionate impact of the HIV epidemic on gay and bisexual men in the United States. The observance offers an opportunity to fight stigma and encourage HIV testing, prevention, and treatment among gay and bisexual men.

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