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THE INVISIBLE MAN

COMING OUT IS A MOMENT OF HIGH EMOTIONS, EXCITEMENT AND PRIDE - IT’S A PUBLIC DECLARATION THAT PUTS US IN THE SPOTLIGHT. BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE YOUTHFUL LUSTRE FADES?

Let me set the scene. Sydney, 1993, when our beautiful city was gayer than Kylie’s fabulous gold hot pants. There were less anti-fun laws and a “lockout” just meant your trashy flatmate had lost your house keys… yet again!

I didn’t sleep a wink that month before my first Mardi Gras Party. Of course, I was obsessed with what I was going to wear. In the early ’90s you didn’t just throw on a pair of board shorts or your favourite hipster jeans like the “kids” can get away with these days. It was the height of the “big and camp” dance party culture and you were never blasé about your choice of costume (as my older, or should I say “seasoned” neighbour informed me while chain-smoking and sewing together his own outrageous rainbow-flavoured, feathered, hot-pants on his trusty Singer sewing machine).

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Let’s Get Grooming! This month, DNA is all about looking good. Grooming expert Will Fennell busts some grooming myths and give us his best tips. Dr Zac gives us the lowdown on cosmetic tourism, and we catch up with Chris and Anthony from Lqd Skin Care – and their latest, sexiest photoshoot. What’s kd lang been up to? We find out! We go to the theatre to get some sex tips, and catch up with Aussie Olympic hopeful, Jason Waterhouse. Our cover model is Harvey Rogers. We find out about his life on the high seas with the Australian Navy, and growing up with his two gay dads. Plus, model Nik Ripley gives the neighbours something to look at in this revealing balcony photoshoot. Finally, in this month, DNA’s editor Andrew went to the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban in South Africa and brought back some surprising and important stories. How close are we to ending HIV? Who is being left behind? And we meet the remarkable woman who first isolated the HIV virus.