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OH, WE DO LOVE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS JEPSON / BRIGHTON PRIDE

IN JANUARY, Brighton Pride broke the internet. It wasn’t a Kim Kardashian-buttnaked- champagne-eruption moment, more that the official website for the festival, now regarded as the best LGBT+ event in the UK, went down.

Why? A certain megastar called Britney Spears was announced as this year’s headline act.

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This month’s issue is all about where to find the best gay parties in the world in 2018. We reveal the best places to get your jam on and your rocks off! Our team of roving reporters file stories from Madrid and Barcelona, Malta and Mykonos, Reykjavik, Brighton and London, from Puerto Vallarta to Miami, Palm Springs and Toronto, Koh Samui, Hong Kong and Shibuya. And do we have sexy pics of hot party boys shaking their junk? Of course… including hunky Frank Carter’s Diary Of A Circuit Boy! Wanna know what goes down at Tropical Fruits, the legendary New Year party on the New South Wales central coast? Jack Ladd’s smutty story reveals everything! Wondering what to wear to Sydney’s Mardi Gras? Check out our less-is-more costume guide! Speaking of unusual outfits… we have Aussie comedian Rhys Nicholson in a painted-on bodysuit and wedged into a rubbish bin. The hilarious stand-up tells us all about his fascinating childhood and spills the beans on some fellow comics, including Joel Creasey! UK X-Factor star Peyton launches his first soul album and tells us all about his X-Factor issues! Meanwhile, rock star Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon tells us about his unexpected career swing into musical theatre in Green Day’s American Idiot. We all love the Oscars, but do they love us back? We take a look at when the Academy Awards rewards gay-themed films and gay actors and when they snub us. It’s a great retrospective story that suggests the first gay Hollywood screen kiss may have happened as early as 1928! Let’s talk art. In our feature, Cock And Awe we explore the photographic ethos of Venfield8, which is sexy and thought-provoking. Photographer Stas Vokman shoots former DNA cover model Vladimir Momotov in a beautiful Spanish-inspired story, Take A Bow. Plus, all our usual regular features including music, theatre and book reviews, Month In A Minute, Burnttoast and The Deplorables, and Dear Diva solves your big gay problems! Enjoy!

Other Articles in this Issue


Regulars
FINDING WAYS TO CELEBRATE OUR PRIDE AND SEXUALITY IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME.
INSIDE THE MINDS OF DNA READERS! EMAILS, LETTERS, TWEETS, FACEBOOK POSTS, CARRIER PIGEON DISPATCHES AND RAMBLINGS
The pressures to look perfect can be isolating. We, as a culture, are being fed images through advertising, movies, television and now the juggernaut of social media as to what the perfect body is. But isn’t everyone perfect?
Compiled by Torsten Hojer. The haters are out there…
PHOTOGRAPHER: CJC PHOTOGRAPHY INSTAGRAM: @C2CORREIA
When you subscribe to the Print version of DNA, you
Much as we’d like to imagine Man Of The Woods is Justin’s
Liberated is a landmark new photography book in many
NOT AVENUE Q AND CERTAINLY NOT THE MUPPETS, MEET TYRONE, A FUNNY, FRIGHTENING AND FILTHY-MOUTHED SOCK PUPPET IN HAND TO GOD.
TEN YEARS AFTER HIS LAST VISIT, JOSHUA HEATH DISCOVERS LONDON SWINGING.
YOU’VE GOT BIG GAY PROBLEMS… SHE’S GOT STRAIGHT-TALKING ANSWERS!
Making lifelong friendships!
DNA Samples
RICHARD HEDGER’S BOOK TELLING TALES CELEBRATES THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARDI GRAS. THE PHOTOGRAPHER HAS SHOT 40 COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ASKED THEM TO REFLECT ON THE EVENT’S SIGNIFICANCE TO THEM. HERE ARE TWO…
FOODIE, CHEF, ACTIVIST, JORDAN BRUNO WILL REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT THE MR GAY WORLD FINALS.
Features
GRINSPOON LEAD SINGER, PHIL JAMIESON HAS TAKEN A SURPRISING, THEATRICAL CAREER TWIST. HE TELLS MATT MYERS ABOUT HIS ROLE IN THE GREEN DAY MUSICAL, AMERICAN IDIOT.
HOUSE MUSIC VOCALIST, PEYTON BROKE OUT OF THE DANCE GENRE WITH THE HELP OF THE X-FACTOR (UK) AND IS READY TO TAKE ON SAM SMITH AS A VERSATILE QUEER SOUL GUY. MARC ANDREWS REPORTS. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LA SKIMAL
Your new album is so personal it’s almost a confessional
IT’S A TRUTH, universally acknowledged – or at least
“I try not to be filthy these days”, says Rhys Nicholson
Years ago, at a bit of a rough gig, a guy shouted out
DRAWING ON THE VISUAL CONVENTIONS OF ADVERTISING, ARTIST VENFIELD8 SUGGESTS WE REASSESS OUR AESTHETIC FEAR OF THE PHALLUS! HE SPOKE TO ANDREW CREAGH.
THIS YEAR, SYDNEY’S GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS IS 40 YEARS YOUNG, CHER IS PERFORMING AT THE SOLD-OUT AFTER-PARTY AND THE PARADE IS SET TO BE ONE OF THE EVENT’S BIGGEST EVER. BUT WHAT TO WEAR?
DNA’S STYLE GUY, JOSHUA HEATH ON HOW HE CREATED HIS AMAZING MARDI GRAS LOOK LAST YEAR…
Photography
FOR THE COVER OF OUR PARTIES ISSUE, WE NEEDED A BODY THAT WAS READY TO GO HARD ALL NIGHT LONG… MIAMI MODEL DAN FITS THE BILL!
For the cover of DNA #214, photographer Stas Vokman and model Vladimir Momotov collaborated to create some stunning images. The pair reunite for this lush and sensual encore series.
Party Features
AT WORLD PRIDE IN MADRID, IAN HORNER WAS REMINDED THAT WE’VE GOTTA FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT TO PARTY!
MALTA IS A SUN-DRENCHED DROP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, FAMOUS FOR BEACHES, SCENERY AND HISTORY – BUT DON’T MISS THE MONTHLY LOLLIPOP PARTY!
DNA cover model, Frank Carter is also a jet-setting circuit party go-go dancer. Who better, then, to ask which parties will be the most fun and where to find the hottest boys in 2018.
IF YOU’RE AFTER THE ULTIMATE BEAR HUG, HEAD TO REYKJAVIK FOR A FOUR-DAY GET-TOGETHER WITH CUDDLY HEAVIES AND THEIR ADMIRERS. XAV JUDD REPORTS.
SOUTH-EAST ASIA IS EMERGING AS A GAY PARTY HOT SPOT. STEVEN ANDERSON PREVIEWS SOME UP-COMING EVENTS…
LISMORE’S FAMOUS TROPICAL FRUITS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY ATTRACTS A FRIENDLY CROWD… VERY FRIENDLY, DISCOVERED JACK LADD.
BRIGHTON PRIDE: IT’S THE UK’S BIGGEST LGBT+ FESTIVAL AND NOW WITH ADDED BOYS AND… BRITNEY! BY TORSTEN HØJER.
THE SEXY MEXICAN RESORT OF PUERTO VALLARTA HAS LONG BEEN A SIMMERING HOMO HOT SPOT BUT, REPORTS MARC ANDREWS, THIS TOWN TURNS PARTY BOYS INTO LOVER BOYS!