The Canberra Bubble

It’s impossible not to be proud of Canberra. Despite the Prime Minister’s attempts at using “the Canberra Bubble” as a dismissive and straightforward slur on the politics that is part of Canberra’s DNA, I’m delighted to use it differently. We have, over successive generations, created a bubble that celebrates diversity to such an extent that I feel more at home, more safe and more welcome here than anywhere else.

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ES 2019 Summer Collection

ES have launched their 2019 men's swimwear summer collection. Bon Voyage is a cheerful collection that travels back to the 60s, the height of the industrialization boom in Barcelona when thousands arrived from smaller towns and cities. It was called “Catalan Manchester “because of the number of factories situated in the popular Poblenou neighbourhood in Barcelona during the decade.

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‘Gay gene’ testing apps

 No, a DNA swab can’t tell you if you’re gay, or likely to be obese, or depressed. And it can be damaging to believe so. The launch of a genetic app titled “How gay are you?” prompted a well-deserved outcry from scientists and the public last month, with media coverage branding it “disgusting” and “the latest bad idea”.

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Margaret Court Vs LGBTI inclusivity

As play heats up at the Australian Open this week, so, too, has the debate around Australia’s most decorated tennis player, Margaret Court, and whether she should be feted on the 50th anniversary of her Grand Slam achievement.

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Trouble in Paradise

Idyllic Phuket harbours a dark open secret. It’s a tropical paradise, a sun-soaked region of Thailand home to some of the most lavish resorts, nightclubs and pristine beach coves in all of South-East Asia.

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FUSE61 — Pride and Travel Edition

IN THIS ISSUE: 2019 SpringOut Festival Guide. Muir caps to Jackboots leather community goes hi-vis. Amsterdam, pride & glory. Canberra celebrates 20 years of Pride. Trouble in paradise, Phuket's dark secret. Canberra together. Drag race is heading down under. Lick of approval: marriage equality stamps released... and more.

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FUSE60 — 2019 Mardi Gras Photo Edition

IN THIS ISSUE: 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbain Mardi Gas photo feature. Find out the best, easiest and cheapest way to access your money. Glitter has been our friend for as long as we can remember, but is it time for a rethink? Everyone needs to know that ‘ghosting’ is not cool and it can cause long-term emotional damage to the ghost-ee. And more!

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We maybe gay for social, not sexual reasons?

Homosexuality may have evolved for social, not sexual reasons.

How did homosexuality in humans evolve? Typically, this question is posed as a paradox.

The argument is this: gay sex alone can’t produce children, and for traits to evolve, they have to be passed onto children, who get some form of competitive advantage from them.

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Spicing up your gay sex life!

Gay, Straight or Bi the fact is sometimes our sex life can become very dull.  As a qualified sex therapist I have a few ideas that might help spice things up for those people who do want to enjoy sex more but have found themselves to be in a bit of a rut. Sometimes, even if we know all this stuff we can get lazy and forget for a while..

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Acceptance = Happier LGBT people

If your sexual orientation is accepted by society you will be happier and more satisfied with your life. In recent years LGBT+ rights have improved dramatically. Same-sex marriage is now legally performed and recognised in 28 countries.

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Gay Love letters #4

In part four of celebrating same-sex love letters throughout history, World War II soldiers express their undying love in a beautiful and heartbreaking letter. The following heart-rending love letter was written by American World War II veteran Brian Keith to in 1943 his lover Dave. Dave was a fellow soldier he met and fell in love with in 1943 while stationed in North Africa. Grab the tissue box people.

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Dealing with Stress

These are common refrains that we hear everyday — from others, from the media, from ourselves. “Life is stressful”. Yes, life is full of challenges and stressors — deadlines, traffic jams caused by the new light rail building works, arguments with a spouse, work pressures, social anxieties, too many competing priorities, new relationships, navigating school or study — all are potential causes of stress in some degree or other.

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SpringOUT Fair Day 2019 | ACT

The AIDS Action Council of the ACT was proud to once again host CBR Fair Day held at Gorman House (Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres)  as part of the SpringOUT 2019 Pride Festival. Saturday 2 November 2019. Photos kindly by Doug Robinson.

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