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OUT IN THE OPEN

Onscreen he’s been married to Greg Louganis and tackled by Ian Roberts. Off-screen Bruce L Hart has plenty to say about the Hollywood casting couch. I

DNA: You’re an openly gay actor working in Hollywood today. Has this been a struggle?

Bruce: That’s right – out, open and proud! Of course. Being part of a minority group is always a struggle. Factor in being a gay performer on TV and movies and it amplifies it. Yes, it’s been a struggle, but nothing you want comes easily.

Was there ever a time when you thought about hiding the fact you are gay?

Honestly, never. When I was in college majoring in – what else? – theatre I had a professor who cautioned me that I should not be “so out” because I would never get work in mainstream projects.

Some advice you follow and some you ignore. Years later she sent me a note telling me how proud she was of my success having apparently forgotten that long-ago conversation.

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This month we celebrate the boys who say, “I do!” and all the fun that weddings can be. Ricky and Zak, Ivan and Chris, and Ben and Michael all share their special days with us. Our style guru makes suggestions on buying the suits, we take a trip to a bespoke ring maker, we meet wedding photographers and celebrants, plus we get a bit sexy with the groom’s hot brother! Yes campaigner, Alex Greenwich reveals some of the dirty tricks used by the No side during the postal survey and talks about how he coped with death threats and abuse. In Trouble In Paradise, we reconsider our travel plans – especially to parts of the world that are actively hostile to LGBT travellers. This important feature reveals where not to go and why. Opera singer and pop star Kyle Bielfield talks about the challenges facing creative artists, we revisit Madonna’s Ray Of Light 20 years on, and head back to the theatre for the latest gender-bending production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. We interview Tom Cocquerel about his latest role as Errol Flynn and chat with veteran actor Bruce L Hart about coming out in Hollywood before it was cool. Historically we take a look at the life of the quaintly queer Quentin Crisp as the final instalment of his autobiography hits the shelves, and we reveal some of the sordid details of The Cleveland Street Scandal – read all about the prince and the rent boys! Sexy boys in this issue include cover star Dmitry Tumash and Francesco Della Vedova. Plus, in the Digital version, you’ll find 50 extra pages of pin-ups and amazing Sydney Mardi Gras photographs.