FUSE news roundup | 1-9 FEB 2019
FUSE LGBTIQ video news Round Up | 1-9 FEB 2019
GAY JOKES OUT
USA | 01 FEBRUARY 2019
Family Guy, known for politically incorrect humour, has indicated that gay jokes are on the way out. LGBT community members argued via Twitter that the show does not offend them. "I'm gay, my boyfriend and I laugh at the gay jokes as much as we laugh at any of the jokes."
'THE L WORD' RETURNS
USA | 01 FEBRUARY 2019
Showtime announced that they have ordered an 8 episode revival of the LGBT series to premiere late 2019. The returning cast will
star “alongside a new generation of self-possessed LGBT characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks, and success in L.A.”
LGBTI CONVERSION BAN IN VICTORIA
AUSTRALIA | 04 FEBRUARY 2019
In the wake of the Health Complaints Commissioner’s findings that LGBT conversion therapy causes long-term psychological harm, the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced his state government would criminalise LGBTI conversion practices.
NEW SCARE TACTICS BY AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATIVES
AUSTRALIA | 05 FEBRUARY 2019
Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has said that legalising same-sex marriage has led to advocacy for bestiality polygamy and paedophilia. He has promised that he will overturn marriage equality if they ever gain sufficient power to do so.
OUT & LOUD HIT CANBERRA IN 2019
AUSTRALIA | 06 FEBRUARY 2019
The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire announced that it will host the 2019 Out & Loud choral festival — which celebrates LGBTIQ+ pride through music and song. The festival will culminate with a gala concert on 27 October 2019.
BERT & ERNIE ARE WHATEVER YOU LIKE
USA | 07 FEBRUARY 2019
Sesame Street executive Brown Johnson told 'The Hollywood Reporter' that Bert and Ernie are whatever you want them to be. Gay, not gay, it's all OK by him. In 2018 writer Mark Saltzman commented that... “They are two guys who love each other. That’s who they are.”
NEW RAINBOW CROSSING IN SYDNEY
AUSTRALIA | 08 FEBRUARY 2019
In the lead up to the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore unveiled a permanent new rainbow shaped crossing at Oxford Street's iconic Taylor Square.
SCRUFFS UNDERWEAR BAN
WORLD | 08 FEBRUARY 2019
Gay dating app Scruff banned images of men in underwear or swimming trunks after it was suspended from the Google Play app store several times.
Scruff members responded on social media, threatening to delete their accounts.