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DNA Magazine | #213 – Fitness Issue
Yes! We’re saying yes to same-sex marriage in Australia ahead of the nationwide postal survey – and so are dozens of celebrity supporters in our #Yes campaign! For readers outside Australia, we’re sure you’ll enjoy Andrew Lambropoulos on the cover anyway – yes!
Also in DNA this month, we focus on Fitness. Both Samuel Higgins and Laurence Hines have remarkable personal journeys in which they transformed their bodies from unhealthy teens to sort-after models. They’re inspirations! And there’s 10 pages of hot fitness fashion shot by Russell Fleming on the Gold Coast.
It’s a celebrity-packed issue with Kathy Griffin going off on Trump, and the adorable George Takei getting coy about what kind of underwear Sulu from Star Trek wore! Aussie singer Anthony Callea gets fired up about politics and his adventure with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Bloc Party’s Kele tells us about becoming a gay dad. Aussie hunk Rodger Corser talks about his TV career, who he’d date if he was gay, and what happened when a played a zombie with no underpants!
It’s Halloween soon so we found the sexiest Halloween party in LA, and one hell of a street party in New York! Speaking of travel, we continue our Honeymoon Hotspots series with stop-overs in Italy, India and a gay cruise in The Caribbean.
There’s Dear Diva’s wise-ass advice, The Deplorables, Month In A Minute and a great lesbian romance movie, The Battle Of The Sexes.
All that and more in this month’s DNA. Enjoy!
FROM THE EDITOR
How respectful comments got me blocked from the Sustralian Christian Lobby’s Facebook page.
BURNTTOAST: READERS’ LETTERS
LOVING: THE STUFF WE’RE INTO NOW
MUSIC: PINK, MADONNA AND MORE
BOOKS: MORE SEXY PAUL FREEMAN
THEATRE: I AM MY OWN WIFE
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf killed her father, survived the Nazis, the Communist and the neo-Nazis – and finding out who she was makes great theatre in I Am My Own Wife.
HEALTH: THE CLAP IS BACK!
The arrival of drug-resistant gonorrhoea represents a major challenge to the sexual health of gay men. In the age of PREP, do we need to rediscover the condom?
STYLE: TRAVEL BAGS, CARABEZ RINGS
GEAR: PRODUCT PREVIEWS
STRAIGHT MATE: RODGER CORSER
He’s bad-boy heart surgeon Dr Hugh on Doctor Doctor but, says Rodger Corser, his zombie with no underpants was a memorable role we’ll never see!
THE MONTH IN A MINUTE
THE DEPLORABLES: THEY SAID WHAT?
DEAR DIVA’S ADVICE
He’s a model and actor, makes beautiful house music and is (almost) besties with Meryl Streep. Hello Adam Davenport!
OUTSOURCING YOUR LOVE LIFE
Employing a professional matchmaker is becoming increasingly popular with younger gay men who are turning off apps and looking for love.
In her latest movie, Battle Of The Sexes, British actress Andrea Riseborough plays Marilyn Barnett, the secret lover of tennis legend, Billie Jean King. The film recreates a 1973 match between misogynist Bobby Riggs and King. It also depicts Billie Jean (Emma Stone) coming out. Andrea tells Marc Andrews about Hollywood homophobia and Madonna’s tuna sandwiches!
CASSANDRO, QUEEN OF THE RING!
Flamboyant Mexican wrestler Cassandro (real name, Sual Armendariz) is the country’s most famous exótico fighter, nicknamed the Liberace Of Lucha Libre. In 1992, Cassandro became the first exótico to hold a championship in the Universal Wrestling Association. With a career spanning 26 years, the very out Cassandro talks to DNA about gayness, wrestling gear and gowns. Interview by Marc Andrews.
In fight mode, Kathy Griffin is a thing of beauty and terror. Her refusal to play nice and be polite leads to dark places – like the decapitated Trump picture that saw her abandoned by Hollywood and TV networks. But the furore has inspired her current world tour, Laugh Your Head Off, and she’s ready to roar. Interview by Andrew Creagh.
Basking in the glow of becoming a gay dad, Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke’s new solo album is called Fatherland.
War-time internee, ground-breaking space traveller, internet sensation and political activist – George Takei is a truly stellar LGBTI hero. On the eve of his live shows in Australia, he chats with Andrew Creagh about Star Trek, Trump, Lucille Ball and internet fame.
With a new single and album, South Asian-Australian artist Siki Daha is ready to take his music to the next level. A throbbing-hot boyfriend would not be out of the question, either!
Why he’s mad at the government (a little thing called marriage rights) and all about his adventure with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. By Marc Andrews.
The world’s biggest nightime LGBTI Party is about to turn 40. We look at some highlights.
WE SAY #YES!
We support the Yes campaign for marriage equality with some shirtless hotties!
FITNESS TRANSFORMATION: SAMUEL HIGGINS
The smart way an overweight, unhealthy teen became a sort-after photographic model.
FITNESS TRANSFORMATION: LAURENCE HINES
How life changed when he stopped trying to be someone else and allowed the real Laurence to thrive.
HALLOWEEN, L.A. STYLE
Gay ghouls don’t get much sexier than this! By James Franklin.
HALLOWEEN, NEW YORK STYLE
That’s one hell of a street party! By Riley-McFarlane Photography.
MORE HONEYMOON HOTSPOTS
Part 2 of our romantic travel series takes us to Sardinia in Italy, Goa in India, Budapest in Hungary and The Caribbean.
By Russell Fleming, staring Liam Quinn.