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The Wet Party

The White Party in Palm Springs is traditionally one of the hottest weekends on the party calendar. This year, with unexpectedly grey skies, it was still raining men in the desert resort city. Story and photography by Marc Andrews.

EVERY YEAR the Californian desert town of Palm Springs plays host to one of the biggest circuit events on the US gay calendar – the White Party. Held every April over three days, it’s always a sexy, sweaty, wet-speedo affair that is renown for not just making and breaking couples, but also for being a place where you can still party in style and without a care.

Somehow 2016’s White Party weather didn’t get that memo. Gloomy skies, cold gusts of wind and the occasional heavy downpour meant that most attendees had to seriously think twice about stripping down to their skimpywear. Still, come rain, hail, or shady weather, the lycra lovers were out in force despite the elements, and despite the lack of a contingency plan by the organisers.

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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!