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TIM DRAXL IN… DOCTOR YES DNA

Playing Dr Henry Fox in TV’s beloved drama series, A Place To Call Home has been something of a cathartic experience for Tim Draxl, he says. So, too, for many gay fans around the world who see his character as a beacon of hope and possibility. This month, Tim sheds his ‘50s threads for a DNA fashion shoot. Our theme: on set with 007. Tim reveals not just his gym-toned body, but his love of James Bond, his passion for theatre and LGBTIQ rights.

DNA: A Place To Call Home has been very successful internationally. It’s taken you to a worldwide audience. That must be quite an experience.

Tim Draxl: Yes, it’s definitely up there as a highlight. Being part of such a successful TV show for four years of my life has been a tremendous honour, especially playing a gay role on mainstream television. We air in 120 different countries, so to be a part of something like that, which has such a passionate fan-base is quite extraordinary. The response and connection we get from the fans is incredibly rewarding. In theatre you get that instant gratification and applause, and with this TV show it’s not that much different because after it airs people are already commenting and interacting on the fan pages.

To that end, do people write to you regarding your character and his sexuality?

Absolutely. Playing Henry Fox and telling a gay love story on mainstream TV is incredibly important. I get letters from people all over the world. In fact, I just sent a letter back to someone in Slovenia. People tell me their stories about how difficult it is to come out or how they haven’t been able to but watching the show has helped them come to terms with their sexuality. They realise that it’s okay, and that they’re not alone. It’s incredibly touching and moves me to tears every time I read those letters.

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Bulges, beards and blokes – that’s what we like to call the Grooming issue, and cover star Mitchell is all of the above. See our sexed-up six-page photoshoot with Mitch inside. Our Grooming guru previews five clinical ways to freshen your face, offers great beard maintenance advice, and reviews five new men’s fragrances we love. We also have 10 Style trends happening right now we thought you’d like to know about. It’s a celebrity packed issue, too! Eric McCormack of Will And Grace talks about the success of the hit sit-com’s reboot. We have a serious chat with Steve Grand about overcoming addictions and his amazing new album. Aussie actor Tim Draxl stars in our James Bond-inspired photoshoot (Bond was never this sexy)! And death metal / wrestler / cross-dresser Ladybeard talks about all things weird and wonderful about fame as a hairy schoolgirl! Plus, television’s Keegan Joyce is Our Straight Mate this month. Yes, the d**k pic is the modern gay man’s calling card, so this month we show you how to take the best pic of yours in our Best Sex Move monthly column. We have photography of very sexy men by Russell Fleming, Joseph Vumbaco and Henry Wu to satisfy your beefcake appetite. There’s all this plus our regular columns and more on our super-hot Grooming issue.