FUSE33 — True Love Knows Only Equality

As FUSE enters its 5th year of production, our National Capital turns 100 — we have a long way to go before we catch up! It’s going to be a pretty exciting 2013 in Canberra with hundreds of amazing events planned.

As part of the celebrations, FUSE partnered with ACT Tourism, Centenary, SpringOUT and CUBE at this year’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day to let the rest of Australia know what a fantastic place Canberra is to visit. It was a really fun day and a special thankyou goes out to all the volunteers who made the day possible. See all the photos. p42 or on our website.

And as we go to press, Canberra is also strutting its stuff at this year’s glittering Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Campberra is leading the procession with the Parliament House flag pole; followed by the Centenary float; Capital Queers — from Canberra with Love; the Australian Federal Police with Centenary Kenny Koala; and ACT PFLAG. Look out for all the photos in our next issue of FUSE.

2013 will also see Ellen DeGeneres and her Aussie wife — Arrested Development babe, Portia de Rossi — arrive on Australian shores. To celebrate her visit in March we take a look at how it all started for Ellen, from humble stand-up comic to the mega-star and gay icon she is today. p16.

Talking about popular lesbians, the girls from ShowTime’s hit TV reality series The Real L Word are also touring Australia in March. Elizabeth Gorrell caught up with starlets Kiyomi McCloskey and Lauren Bedford Russell to ask them about their plans for the trip, fame and their lives outside The Real L Word. p36.

If there’s one certainty in life, it’s that we will all get older (in spite of how much we may resist it) and will eventually have to start making decisions about planning for our life after work. So our resident money mechanic, Scott Malcolm, looks at the best ways to prepare for a fabulous, fun and financially free retirement. p33.

And for this issue I’ve written about my own personal journey to bring more joy and happiness into my life. Although I’m very blessed in so many ways, like most people I often struggle with day-to-day stuff. Over the past few years I have discovered that meditation brings me the calm and clarity to help see the world as it really is. It can be difficult to find the time to fit meditation into our busy lives, so I’m sharing some personal tips that have helped me incorporate mindfulness into everyday activities. p24.

Enjoy, Alex

FUSE33 — True Love Knows Only Equality (Boy Issue)

FUSE33 — True Love Knows Only Equality (Girl Issue)

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