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QUEEN OF THE DESERT

It’s long been a hot and happening gay oasis, but can Palm Springs retain its queer charm now that the straights have decided it’s hip, too? Marc Andrews investigates.

(AND THE DESSERT!)

It’s always sunny in Palm Springs. Opposite: Welcome to the INNdulge... where clothing is always optional.

AS IF IT STEPPED out of a David Hockney canvas, Palm Springs boasts some 130 exclusively gay resorts or hotels. Many have made their way into the background of gay porn movies. Demographically, the population of Palm Springs and surrounds is estimated to be at least a third gay, with one of the highest percentages of same-sex couples in the USA.For the record, Liberace used to call this place home.

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DNA #191 is our Annual Swimwear Edition. Our cover model this month is Quinton Wynn. Check out his fun shoot with Hayden Su inside. For more fellas, check out the guys of Luke Austin’s new Beau Book, we have a Fire Island fling with Brandon Cole Bailey, beach boy Cory Frederick hits the seashore with Jorge Rivas, tattooed model Vince Ramos poses for West Phillips and beach bear Risan works his magic with photographer Leo Castro. There’s plenty of swimwear inside this issue. Check out the season’s hottest trends in our Swimwear Review of 2016. Our Grooming Guru Will Fennell is back and this month with a focus on monogamy and coconuts, we take a look at Cate Blanchett’s new film Carol, check out exciting new travel bookazine Elska, Siki Daha chats to us about his new music, we’re on the search for a folk hero and see awarding winning play Buyer and Cellar. For your serious reads, we meet a man who escaped certain death from ISIS and is now helping to save others from the brutality, check out indie flick Kiss Me Kill Me and how the 20th Century was influenced by Oscar Wilde and Robert Baden-Powell. We also check out why being intimate is healthy for you, Josh Piterman is our Straight Mate, plus all our regular favourites including Boys Toys, Month in a Minute, Loving, Dear Diva and Burntoast.