DNA #226

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DNA Magazine | #226 – The Entertainment Issue


Who’s that guy? We welcome hot new find, Mario Rossi, shot by Antony Kozz, to the cover of DNA #226. The 20-year-old Californian makes his debut in a sizzling 8-page spread. And if you like your men rougher, furrier and musclier you won’t want to miss Johnny by Russell Fleming, also featured inside.

If you’re after some solid reads we have a bunch of great feature articles this month. We explore what it’s like to be young, queer and Russian… not great! But a new generation of activists are making a difference, plus we explore Russia’s gayer-than-advertised history!

Meet Australia’s first openly gay Aussie Rules player… well, the actor who plays the character on TV. That’s delicious Ethan Panizza (Rusty from Playing For Keeps).

Finding The Way back is part two of our series on addictions within the LGBT community, we review Boy Erased, and remember how much we were in love with River Phoenix before his untimely passing (and still are).

Discover how music is helping break down barriers to LGBT equality in Uganda with the revolutionary Rainbow Riots movement and catch up with Professor Brian Cox – he’s Our Straight Mate this month and discusses the power of staring at the stars.

Photographer Paul Freeman shares some of his sexy new Larrikin shots with us and declares the hairy bloke is an endangered species! And the Warwick Rowers give us the low down on stripping off to raise cash for their initiative to combat homophobia in sports.

This, with all our regular features, makes DNA #226 one packed issue. Get it now.



From The Editor.

Burnttoast: what readers say.

The Month In A Minute.

Nuts! They said what?!

The Stuff We’re Loving

Music: “Pop will never be the same …”

Books: A Man A Day.

Theatre: Madiba.

Style: L’homme Invisible.

DNA Samples

Skye Strikler

Texan hottie Skye Strickler likes going nude, spreading love, doing dudes and his debut album is called… DNA.


8 Dolly Diamond

“I’m putting the camp in campaign!” says showgirl, Dolly Diamond, joining the fight against prostate cancer as a Movember Ambassador.

DNA Profile

Pillo Bytr

NYC’s Pillo Bytr are the next level in queer music, where punk and glam rock collide. Their debut single is a cover of Dead Or Alive’s classic, Something In My House.


Warwick Rowers

They strip off to fight homophobia. Not bad for a bunch of mostly straight boys. Warwick Rowers calendar producer, Angus Malcolm talks sport, sex and equality.



Our Straight Mate, Brian Cox

Staring at the stars, says Professor Brian Cox, reveals great truths about our lives. But is he Team Trek or Team Star Wars?


Out In The AFL

Actor, tradie and real-life footballer, Ethan Panizza plays Rusty on TV’s Playing For Keeps. He may be fictional, but Rusty is our first out gay AFL pro!


Addictions: Finding The Way Back

How do we know if we’re treating ourselves or cheating ourselves when drugs and alcohol are involved? Part 2 of our series.


Boy Erased Reviewed

Is the new film tackling gay conversion therapy preaching to the choir?


Free, Gay And… Russian?

Gays with bloodied faces and black eyes: these are the images of modern Russia. But the old country’s relationship with the gays is long and complicated and hasn’t always been so hostile.


Rainbow Revolution

Staring down the barrel of a gun but making a difference in Uganda with LGBTIQ music.


The Endangered Larrikin 

Paul Freeman’s photography of manly men remains as hot as ever, but can it survive the tech giants’ censorship?


Still In Love With River Phoenix

On the 25th anniversary of his passing, Xav Judd ponders what might have been, and pays tribute to his idol.





Mario Rossi by Antony Kozz.



Fur and muscle by Russell Fleming.


Digital Extras



Andreas Petsides By Andreas Constantinou




Gerard Back By Markus Brehm



Antonio Crispino By Adrian C. Martin



Sam Trujillo By Andrew Stubbersfield

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