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LET’S STOMP ON A FEW TABOOS

He sings, smoulders and steals the show on Empire. Out actor Jussie Smollett is blazing a trail, and forging justice in his wake. Story by Jesse Matheson.

YOU PROBABLY best know this 32-year-old actor, singer and philanthropist (yep, he’s all three) for portraying openly gay hip hop artist Jamal Lyon in Fox’s hit series, Empire. Playing the scion of ruthless and homophobic hip hop mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), Jussie became a household name. It is also the role that would force him to come out of the closet.

At first, he was coy. On a radio program last year, Jussie told fans he wouldn’t confirm or deny anything. “I live my life. If someone is looking for a box to put me in, that’s not going to happen.”

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With 2016 in full swing, and the Mardi Gras season upon us down under, the March issue of DNA is out and BURSTING with talent, such as our cover model the beautiful Ben who features in a nine page fashion spread. In ‘Loving’ this month we take a look at the brilliant art of of the digital wizard Salem as he portrays the fine physic of masculine men in an alluring romantic setting. Plus a little Hashtag investigation into the term #oilcheck (you’ll want to have that checked or check it out). Find out what the homophobes have been up to in this months ‘Nutter Than A Squirrel Turd’, it’s more giggle worthy than a night at the comedy store. Our editor Andrew takes a look into the highly rumoured closeted gay-sex life of Hollywood actor Will Smith. Losing your hair? Our mate Samuel Leighton-Dore takes an in-depth look at being a bald warrior in a world of hairy heroes. Music this month we feature the talents of Rhianna, Jarryd James and the Bloc Party. For those who are feeling sluggish, in health our resident doctor, Dr. Zac shares 10 surprising food suggestions could have you feeling and looking a whole lot better! ‘Straight Mate’ guru Matthew Myers chats to Aussie TV personality Marc Fennell about that time he kissed another man and why it took eight takes before he was happy with it. Plus we take a look at the recent coming-out gay of Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver via the social media site Instagram. DNA jumps into the political sphere with an exclusive interview of openly gay Greens senator Robert Simms. Jumping on the plane and jet setting around the globe in travel this month takes us to London, Spain and the wild nature of Africa (the jet lag has really set in). Finally in photos we visit the field of dreams with the handsome, hairy and rugged model Valentono Pozzi then we discover the source of sex appeal with a photographic essay from Photographer Ethan James. All that and so much more in this months DNA #194.