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Game Play

A new play from Britain tackles the challenges facing professional football players who happen to be gay.
Scrummy: Matthew Marrs in Odd Shaped Balls.

THOMAS HITZLSPERGER, Robbie Rogers and Ian Roberts are but a handful of high-profile professional footballers (from different codes) who have successfully come out. But few still do and, in the case of English soccer player Justin Fashanu, it can have tragic results. Fashanu was shamed, vilified, accused of sexual misconduct with minors and eventually took his own life. For gay footballers, there’s a much greater battle off the field than on, and Odd Shaped Balls tackles this in an inspiring one-man production.

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It’s our Travel issue and we take you to France, The White Party in Palm Springs, steamy Havana and romantic Budapest. We’ve got the hottest guys from our model search finals, sexy travel accessories, and we pay tribute to Prince. We have a great in-depth feature on the murder of screen legend Ramon Novarro, and we speak with the gay politicians who are shaking up “the House” Down Under. Adam Garcia is this month’s Straight Mate, and check out the amazing photos of cover star William alone in his hotel room. Plus you get 40 extra pages not included in the print edition. Go you!