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Analysis: rentboy.com

A US GOVERNMENT RAID AND CLOSURE OF MALE ESCORT WEBSITE RENTBOY.COM HAS LEFT SEX WORKERS AROUND THE WORLD OUTRAGED. BUT WAS IT JUST AN INTERNET BROTHEL LIKE AUTHORITIES CLAIM, OR A SAFE HAVEN FOR SEX WORKERS? AND WHAT WILL BE THE REPERCUSSIONS?

“POLICE AND THE STATE HAVE NO business getting involved in consensual sex between adults – it’s an abuse of power, a violation of human rights and a massive waste of resources.”

Alex Feis-Bryce is furious. As the director of services for National Ugly Mugs, the UK-based organisation providing greater access to justice and protection for sex workers, he believes American authorities’ decision to close website rentboy.com will only have a detrimental effect on those in the sex industry across the world.

“At a time when LGBTQ people, particularly trans people, are being attacked, bullied and murdered throughout the US, it’s absolutely disgusting that authorities are focusing their attention and resources on closing an escort advertising site,” Alex continues.

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Two things: it’s the October issue. October, you say? Better start on that Christmas list then! Second: it’s been 20 years since Hollyoaks launched on UK TV. Where has the time gone you ask? We’re not sure either but to celebrate the passing of this year (and the last twenty), we’ve pulled off a blinder and got you not one, two or even three Hollyoaks hotties but a quartet of soapland studs. You’ll instantly recognize both Kieron Richardson and James Sutton – both veterans of GT - having racked up no less than 3 covers and countless in-mag appearance between them; for good reason. Let us also introduce Parry Glasspool and Ross Adams for those of you who aren't yet familiar. Ross is a proper gent in real life but since hitting our screens back in April his character - Scott Drinkwell – has already helped kidnap a baby, lied about his HIV status and tried to come between lovebirds Ste and John Paul (played by Kieron and James). Tsk tsk. We’d say it’s time to stop and catch your breath but before you come up for air, take note: Parry Glasspool. Page 42. GT October. S’all we are saying. Also in this issue – wait there’s more? Yep… We met up with Dannii Minogue backstage before her gig at this year’s Manchester Pride for an exclusive chat. Exclusive means you won’t find it anywhere else, so we’ll leave this here and let you read the full interview, only in this month’s GT. And... Connor Franta Christos Tsiolkas Empire Cuffs Lauren Harries does Sweetie, Darling? Debate: Gay characters Analysis: rentboy.com Heroes: Ben Bradshaw MP Domestic Violence Gay Lego fans James Bond got gay Galantis Also, all stuff you know and love: GT Fitty - Sam Bird Michelle Visage Benjamin Cohen Mikey Walsh Michael Alig The Guyliner Positive Luke PJ Brennan Fit with Chris Jones 2 Lovely Gays Edd Kimber Gastro Gays Edd Kimber Modern Family That should be enough to keep you going for the next four weeks. Enjoy!

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