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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Canberra Together

There was something incredibly unique and powerful about our LGBTIQA+ community and allies coming together for the inaugural Canberra Together; it showed the best of who we are and what we are capable of when we make space for each other and work together.

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Start spreading the news… New York, New York!

Local Melbourne girl Adriana Pannuzzo is living her dreams in the Big Apple. Hard work and ambition is beginning to pay off for triple threat performing artist from Melbourne, Adriana Pannuzzo, who is pursuing her career in the United States.

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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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Queer choirs converge on the capital!

 LGBTIQ+ choirs from four countries arrive in Canberra this week for the Out & Loud choral festival. Hosted this year by Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire, Out & Loud is a triennial gathering of Australasian queer choirs.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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FUSE movie picks Summer 2019

Did you know "Friends of Dorothy" was a euphemism used by gay men in the 1940s, when homosexuality was illegal in the USA. Dorothy, of course, is a reference to Judy Garland's "Wizard of Oz" character.

JUDY, a film about gay icon Judy Garland opens in cinemas on October 17 2019, it's our first movie pick of the month.

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