Sydney
After heated debate and public protests, Cumberland City Council in Western Sydney has reversed a controversial ban on same-sex parenting books in its libraries. The decision was made with 12 votes in favor and two against, following four hours of intense discussion.
Sydney

Western Sydney Council's Bans Same-Sex Parenting Books

Initiated by former mayor and current councillor Steve Christou, the policy was adopted following a council vote that split narrowly in favor, with six councillors supporting the ban and five opposing it, while four were absent.


POLITICS

Pride to polling in the India queer community

From pride parades to polling booths: How will the LGBTQI+ community vote? | India Votes 2024
Relgion

Anglican's have deep fractures over homosexuality

Churches in many Christian denominations have split over queer issues. Recently, hundreds of congregations voted to leave the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage and whether LGBTQ+ people should be clergy.
Australia

Restoration Hopes for 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' Bus

Help Save the Queen! History Trust SA has kickstarted an ambitious campaign to fund the meticulous restoration of the legendary bus immortalised in the 1994 Australian cinematic gem, "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."
Sydney

Trans people are under attack, this is a test case for Australia

Around the world, the human rights of transgender people are under attack. Media reports of trans women being vilified, excluded and discriminated against are frequent, and the consequences of this rise in hatred towards trans people can be deadly.
CBR PRIDE PHOTOS

Capital of Equality - Mardi Gras 2024 (Photos)

The “Capital of Equality” float, beautifully embodied the essence of Canberra — a vibrant community residing in this wonderfully diverse Australian city.

Germany

Germany passes new progressive transgender laws

Germany has approved a law aimed at simplifying the process for transgender individuals to change their legal gender identities.
Russia

More arrests. A new era of repression in Russia

A Russian court has ordered two gay men to be placed in custody, accusing them of roles in an “extremist organisation”, under new legislation criminalising the LGBTQ+ community.
USA

Trump Endorses Pastor with Extremist Views for US Congress

Former US President Donald Trump has endorsed Mark Burns, the pastor that has previously called for the execution of LGBTQ+ "indoctrinators."
Canberra

Photos: FUSE Winter Big Gay Breakfast

The FUSE Big Gay Winter Breakfast was held on a beautiful Canberra morning at the Stepping Stone Café at Strathnairn Arts in Holt.

GREECE

Greece Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

Greece has become the first Orthodox Christian country to legalise same-sex civil marriage, despite church and religious conservative opposition.
Sydney

Asbestos in mulch? Fair Day canceled. Here’s the risk!

Mulch containing asbestos was found in Vitoria Park, home have Mardi Gras Fair Day and 41 other locations across New South Wales, including Sydney parks, schools, hospitals, a supermarket and at least one regional site.
RUSSIA

Russia's crackdown on queer folk continues

Russia's Supreme Court has ruled that LGBTIQ+ activists should be designated as "extremists". The courts have convicted individuals for displaying LGBTIQ material in public, including pride flags on social media and wearing rainbow earrings in public.
Canberra

CBR Pride Month Shoot 2023

For the second year, photographer Nathan J Lester celebrated Pride Month with a photoshoot outside Parliament House. While the day was about fun, pride, meeting friends and connecting with the queer community, Nathan says the shoot also helps draw attention to the LGBTIQ+ community and shows thei...

WORLD

Iran is trying to eradicate queer people

Death or surgery? Thousands of queer Iranians are being forced to undergo gender reassignment every year. And many of them are children.
HEALTH

Ever wondered what happens to your penis as you age?

Here’s what you can expect to happen to your penis as you age, and when to be concerned. Oh and.... There is no definitive evidence your penis length and girth will naturally change as you age, despite what you may read.
WORLD

Dictionary.com embraces gender-neutral terms

Dictionary.com embraces gender-neutral terms like 'they,' as well as hundreds of new words.
Tasmania

Conversion therapy ban fails

If Tasmania continues to drag its feet on banning Conversion Therapy, it risks becoming a haven for conversion practitioners who have been thrown out of the other Australian states. https://www.fusemagazine.com.au/lgbtiq-news-mobile/australia-lgbtiq-news/663-conversion-therapy-ban-fails.html

USA

US Pastor smashes ‘EVIL’ Barbie House!

US Pastor smashes ‘EVIL’ Barbie House with Bible taped to baseball bat!
World

The tide against LGBTIQ+ communities is gaining momentum again

We must all speak out to stop anti-LGBTIQ+ legislation, which is once again rearing its ugly and hateful head.
London

KING Charles III coronation will include LGBTIQ+ singers

King Charles has demonstrated his intention to be regarded as the 'people's King' by including LGBTIQ+ singers, refugees, and volunteers from the King and Queen Consort's charity affiliations in the event.
Canberra

Canberra Mardi Gras Film Festival Photos

FUSE was thrilled to be this year’s regional sponsor for the 2023 Mardi Gras Film Festival On Tour, which was screened at the National Fim and Sound Archive.

HEALTH

Ever wondered what happens to your penis as you age?

Here’s what you can expect to happen to your penis as you age, and when to be concerned. Oh and.... There is no definitive evidence your penis length and girth will naturally change as you age, despite what you may read.
HEALTH

Charlie has an eating disorder, its common than you might think

Although under represented in research, statistics indicate one-third of people with an eating disorder are male and body image in guys is a major concern.
HEALTH

Find all the facts about HIV AIDS

What is human immunodeficiency virus? HIV attacks the body’s immune system, and if it is untreated it can lead to AIDS. Find all the facts about HIV AIDS, how to protect yourself and all about testing.
HEALTH

PrEP implant the next frontier in AIDS fight

Promise, perils and cautious optimism: the next frontier in long-acting modalities for the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS.


The Transgender Flag
Coming Out

I'm an older transgender struggling with loneliness

Dear Rose, After many difficult years, I have recently come out as a trans woman, and I’m finally starting to feel comfortable in my body. Being a person over 60, I’m struggling with isolation and loneliness. Where can I get some help? Tiffany
Coming Out

I'm Bi, should I come out of the closet?

Dear Rose, I’m a bi woman in a long-term heterosexual relationship. I’m out to my partner, but I’ve never actually been with another girl. I’ve recently started thinking about women again, but I’m worried that after three kids and not having talked about it for over 15+ years, it seems silly to b...
Relationships Question

Country bloke dating a city guy!

Dear Rose, I’m a country bloke, and I’ve recently started dating a city guy, and I want to introduce him to my family. They’re not openly homophobic but often very insensitive. Do you have any advice on handling this? Joey
Sexuality Question

I recently discovered I am bisexual

Dear Rose, I’m in my early 20s and recently discovered I am bisexual. Do you think this merits coming out? Lisa

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