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{COLUMNIST} DANIEL BARNES

Daniel Barnes has a day job as a philosopher and art critic, but his social life is a one-man mission to explore the depths and excesses of 21st-century gay life. This column offers a glimpse into his misadventures, such as The Time I Preferred Old Friends...

I started writing this column with the intention of documenting my efforts to form friendships with people I do not have sex with. As it turns out, I am shocking at making friends, but I did manage to get a boyfriend (who I do have sex with), so all is not lost. That boyfriend – the hairdresser, for those of you who have been following – has recently decided that we need friends, specifically a couple with whom we can do middleaged, middle-class things like chortle at Radio 4, talk about property and have brunch with in Islington. But we disagree because I think I already have old friends whom I like a very great deal.

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The new issue of the biggest gay magazine in the world is here! Winq is 196 pages of luxury lifestyle for discerning gents. Get your hands on the gay magazine you’ve always wanted. In our new August/September issue, chat show queen Ellen DeGeneres and fashion legend Michael Kors grace the cover. Ellen talks the return of forgetful fish Dory and lesbian stereotypes, while Michael Kors reflects on his illustrious career and married life. Peruvian model-turned-chef Franco Noriega is one hot dish in the food section, and we welcome our new columnist Cameron Laux, who will be sharing the ins and outs of being a gay dad over the coming issues. In our travel pages, we’re following our hearts to San Francisco and getting back to basics in Namibia, while the travel theme continues in our bumper style section with stylish shoots from Suriname, Israel, Vegas and France. All of this, within bigger and better sections dedicated to people, travel, style, business, home, fitness and culture. Be upstanding, Winq is the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men.

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