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DNA Magazine | #225 – The Travel Issue

This month we have a suitcase full of great travel suggestions for LGBTIQ wanderers.

We name the 10 Best Countries for gay travel based on their civil and human rights records and willingness to market directly to the LGBT world. And we shame the 10 Worst Countries. Shockingly, some of these are probably among your favourites and you may want to reconsider your travel plans after reading this story.

Raunchy writer, Jack Ladd joins us again with a tantalising tale about his holiday sex-ploits. Yes, holiday sex is the best!

We also have three very important news features. Firstly, it’s the 20th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. The brutal killing of the Wyoming student shocked the world and eventually saw the Obama administration pass hate laws. We speak to his mother, Judy, about Matthew, her work as an LGBTIQ advocate and activist, and what her son’s legacy means.

Saving LGBTIQ kids from mental health issues, self-harm or worse is the main objective of Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons. His LoveLoud concert just raised over one-million dollars for youth support organisations. We talk to this incredible straight alley about why he has championed our cause and what’s at stake for him.

The trauma that gay people experience as children or in their teens can be the trigger for later-life issues like addictions. In the first of a six-part series, we ask experts to describe what trauma means and discover that sometimes we don’t even realise we’ve been affected by it. This is an essential read for everyone.

We have some great interviews this month: actor Harry Cook gets fired up about casting gays in gay roles, Ronan “DILF” Keating recalls his Boyzone days, dreamy hippie Matt Price reveals he once wore a man-kini, and super-hot New York model, Matt James explains how he’s a different kind of “all-American boy” – and there’s eight sizzling pages of him to enjoy.

Wander Lust
The 10 Best Gay Holiday Destinations.

Don’t Go!
The 10 Destinations That Hate The Gays – and some of them are your favourites!

The Queen Of The Rhine
There’s a new way to cruise in 2019.

Party In Paradise
Meet men from around the world on a pristine  beach where everyone’s in swimmers!

Japan For Snow Lovers
The first ever Gay Ski Week in Japan is coming up in Hakuba in 2019.

Party In Paradise
Meet men from around the world on a pristine  beach where everyone’s in swimmers!

The Pride Of Vienna
Europride 2019 is headed for the gorgeous and super-gay-friendly Austrian capital.

20 Reasons To Love Italy
No one needs an excuse to head to Italy… but here are 20 good ones!

San Diego Pride
We discover California’s best-kept secret!

Travel Sex!
Jack Ladd reveals some of his juiciest travel sex-ploits!


From The Editor.
Burnttoast: What readers say.
The Month In A Minute.
Nuts! The haters said what?!
The Stuff We’re Loving
Music: “Album of the year!”
Books: A Very English Scandal.
Paul Freeman’s Larrikins.
Grooming: travel packs.
Style: Paris stays.
Theatre: Evie May.
Model Behaviour. 


Ronan “DILF” Keating.
Smashby’s bussy!
Harry Cook’s Pink!



Our Straight Mate, Matt Price
What’s a nice hippie boy like you doing in a fluoro pink man-kini???

Love: Live And Loud
Imagine Dragons’ singer Dan Reynolds on how his LoveLoud initiative helps LGBT youth through music, festivals and film.

The Origins Of Addiction
This first part of a DNA special series explores addiction and its causes in the LGBT community.

Living In The Valley
Cheaper than Sydney, better weather than Melbourne! Life in Brisbane’s gay hub, Fortitude Valley, is better than ever.

Matthew Shepard: A State Of Hate 
On the 20th anniversary of Matthew’s horrific murder, DNA speaks to his mum, Judy.



The Lap Of Luxury
Cover model and fitness expert Jarrah Martin shot by photographer Russell Fleming.

Athlete, model, writer: Matt James is not your average over-achieving American hunk! Photography Jade Young.



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