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It’s time to pack those holiday bags and make 2022 a time to explore and discover. In this issue’s, 22 Fabulous Aussie Gay-Cations, we highlight awesome LGBTQIA+ events happening all over Australia, all year, and hopefully inspiring your holiday plans.
Our sexy cover boy, Simon Dunn, is a Cruise Ambassador for P&O, who’ve announced five Pride Cruises over the next two years leaving Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland. These are fantastic opportunities for Aussies to enjoy an all-LGBTQIA+ cruise without having to trek to the northern hemisphere to board a ship and tickets have been selling in record time.
Simon, of course, rocks a mean pair of swimming briefs and some wet undies on the beach in our shoot, and if you want more hotties, we’ve gottem! US football player Blake Taylor strips down across six sexy pages, and Brazilian go-go dancer Eric Uchoa smoulders, plus there are 50 extra pages in this digital edition with six more amazing models.
There’s also a time-capsule story in this issue, The Birth Of Gay Pop, taking us back to the ’80s when the world of pop exploded with sexy and political gay bands and artists. Think Bronski Beat, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Soft Cell, Dead Or Alive, Culture Club, Communards, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys… It was a dynamic time for music and LGBTQIA+ visibility. Marc Andrews’ feature delves deep.
On more contemporary music, Cain Cooper profiles three of Australia’s hot hopes to send to Eurovision this year: Isaiah Firebrace, Jude York, and Sheldon Riley. All are great musicians and performers, and easy on the eye!
In a very special feature interview this month, DNA speaks to The Chief Minister of The Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr. He’s the first openly gay Australian state or territory leader, and he discusses his somewhat unexpected political rise, his success, and being a “fairy godfather”.
We also take a sneak peek at some of 2022’s most anticipated books with titles due from David Sedaris, Edmund White and Patrick Gale, plus biographies by Harvey Fierstein, Hannah Gadsby, and Colton Haynes.
Plus, there’s all our favourite regulars: Music, Streaming, Fight Club, Burnttoast, and The Last Word. Enjoy.