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We aren’t trumped! In this issue we celebrate 20 of the best reasons to still love the USA. From Stonewall to Broadway, from jockstraps to Tom Ford, from power gays running the show to mid-Western cowboy beefcake! Find out what else makes our hot list!
In fashion, we uncover the sheer revolution in swimwear. That’s right, coming to a beach or pool near you soon, it’s tantalisingly sexy, almost see-thru swimwear. Roll on summer!
We catch up with Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan, playing a gay couple who unexpectedly have a young son to bring up, in the new comedy, Ideal Home. We chat with director, Andrew Fleming.
For a straight boy, Blake Appleqvist has worn a lot of drag. He’s been an angel in Kinky Boots and is now playing Miss Understood in Priscilla: The Musical. Find out how good this hunky young man looks in a frock! In other showbiz features, John Cameron Mitchell is bringing back his famous Hedwig And The Angry Inch character for a cabaret tour of Australia. He tells us about what Hedwig’s been doing, hanging out with his chum Nicole Kidman, and, er, getting wiggy with it! Plus, we review Puffs and Mt Buddy.
Described at Facebook meets Ancestry.com for the LGBTIQ community, Capturing Rainbows chronicles over 40 years of America’s gay scene in fab retro photos and words. Find out all about it in our feature, The Extraordinary Lives Of Ordinary People.
In the wild world of electro-pop there are two exiting new talents – The Hound and Renate. They’re both sexy/cool and we meet them in this issue.
Don’t miss your favourite regulars: Dear Diva, Nuts! and Burnttoast, plus stacks of news, and some cool travel tips.
We hope you enjoy the hot American hunks of James Franklin’s photography this issue and get a good read!
FROM THE EDITOR.
BURNTTOAST: WHAT READERS SAY.
THE MONTH IN A MINUTE
NUTS! (THEY SAID WHAT?)
MUSIC: NEWS AND REVIEWS
Haley Kiyoko | Missy Higgins | Pentatonix | Drake
BOOKS: MY BUDDY.
My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare | In The Ring | Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society’s Legacy Of Gay Shame
Teenage wizards on broomsticks may sound familiar, but Puffs shines light on a different group of students at a certain school of magic.
DEAR DIVA’S ADVICE
THE HOUND – INDI POPSTER.
LA pop star The Hound (known to his mum as John Constantine) is a dirty musical dog, unquestionably queer and totally humpable!
SALLY WHITWELL – CLASSICAL MISTRESS.
She loves her girlfriend, corsets and classical music. Gentlemen, it’s time to meet Sally Whitwell.
RENATE – ELECTRO-POP TOMBOY.
Flame-haired Renate is bringing androgyny back to the charts… when she’s not knitting!
STAY GAY ON YOUR VAY-CAY!
To make sure you’re staying in genuinely gay-friendly accommodation, check out the options at Mister B&B – and meet the locals!
STYLE: SHEER BRILLIANCE
We preview summer’s see-thru new look.
STRAIGHT MATE: BLAKE APPLEQVIST
For a straight boy, he’s done a lot of drag! First Kinky Boots and now Priscilla.
AT HOME WITH THE GAYS
In Ideal Home, a gay couple find themselves parents to a young boy. Comedy and disaster ensue! We meet the film’s director, Andrew Fleming.
20 THINGS WE (STILL) LOVE ABOUT THE USA
Broadway, circuit parties, porn stars, Ellen, Tom Ford, trucker caps… all the good stuff!
Facebook-meets-Ancestry.com for the LGBT community. New website, Capturing Rainbows chronicles over 40 years of the gay community in words and pictures.
ONE ANGRY WIG!
John Cameron Mitchell, zips up his boots and goes back to his roots for the Australian Hedwig And The Angry Inch tour.
MY GREAT AMERICAN INFLUENCES
Brit-born writer of erotic fiction, Jack Ladd reflects on the sexual and intellectual liberations that have guided his hand.
Quin Bruce by James Franklin.
The corn-fed Mid- Western variety by James Franklin.