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GOLD ON THE WIND

AT 25, JASON WATERHOUSE HAS ALREADY SEEN THE WORLD AND BECOME AN OLYMPIC-QUALIFYING SAILOR. HE TELLS MATTHEW MYERS ABOUT FINDING INSPIRATION IN IAN THORPE, WEARING A HARNESS, AND THAT TIME HE WENT TO A GAY BAR IN DENMARK!

DNA: Congratulations on making the Olympic team. Are there any Olympic athletes who particularly inspire you?

Jason Waterhouse: Ian Thorpe is really special for me. I was only nine when the Olympics were in Sydney and I’d just started getting involved and watching a lot of sport. He was a great Aussie athlete, and I really think he woke up a lot of Australians to get behind all our athletes. To see him compete and be successful under so much pressure was amazing. He’ll go down in history as a legend.

What did you think of his coming out?

That really interested me, to be honest. I was overseas when it happened and I thought it was great that he could be a role model to so many people. To come out was inspirational to everyone, including myself. All athletes should have the confidence to say, “I am who I am.”

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Let’s Get Grooming! This month, DNA is all about looking good. Grooming expert Will Fennell busts some grooming myths and give us his best tips. Dr Zac gives us the lowdown on cosmetic tourism, and we catch up with Chris and Anthony from Lqd Skin Care – and their latest, sexiest photoshoot. What’s kd lang been up to? We find out! We go to the theatre to get some sex tips, and catch up with Aussie Olympic hopeful, Jason Waterhouse. Our cover model is Harvey Rogers. We find out about his life on the high seas with the Australian Navy, and growing up with his two gay dads. Plus, model Nik Ripley gives the neighbours something to look at in this revealing balcony photoshoot. Finally, in this month, DNA’s editor Andrew went to the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban in South Africa and brought back some surprising and important stories. How close are we to ending HIV? Who is being left behind? And we meet the remarkable woman who first isolated the HIV virus.