DNA Magazine | #218 – Parties
This month’s issue is all about where to find the best gay parties in the world in 2018. We reveal the best places to get your jam on and your rocks off! Our team of roving reporters file stories from Madrid and Barcelona, Malta and Mykonos, Reykjavik, Brighton and London, from Puerto Vallarta to Miami, Palm Springs and Toronto, Koh Samui, Hong Kong and Shibuya.
And do we have sexy pics of hot party boys shaking their junk? Of course… including hunky Frank Carter’s Diary Of A Circuit Boy! Wanna know what goes down at Tropical Fruits, the legendary New Year party on the New South Wales central coast? Jack Ladd’s smutty story reveals everything!
Wondering what to wear to Sydney’s Mardi Gras? Check out our less-is-more costume guide! Speaking of unusual outfits… we have Aussie comedian Rhys Nicholson in a painted-on bodysuit and wedged into a rubbish bin. The hilarious stand-up tells us all about his fascinating childhood and spills the beans on some fellow comics, including Joel Creasey!
UK X-Factor star Peyton launches his first soul album and tells us all about his X-Factor issues! Meanwhile, rock star Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon tells us about his unexpected career swing into musical theatre in Green Day’s American Idiot.
We all love the Oscars, but do they love us back? We take a look at when the Academy Awards rewards gay-themed films and gay actors and when they snub us. It’s a great retrospective story that suggests the first gay Hollywood screen kiss may have happened as early as 1928!
Let’s talk art. In our feature, Cock And Awe we explore the photographic ethos of Venfield8, which is sexy and thought provoking. Photographer Stas Vokman shoots former DNA cover model Vladimir Momotov in a beautiful Spanish-inspired story, Take A Bow.
Plus, all our usual regular features including music, theatre and book reviews, Month In A Minute, Burnttoast and The Deplorables, and Dear Diva solves your big gay problems!
At world pride in Madrid, Ian Horner was reminded that we’ve gotta fight for our right to party!
MALTA’S LOLLIPOP PARTY
Malta is a sun-drenched drop in the Mediterranean, famous for beaches, scenery and history – but don’t miss the monthly Lollipop party!
DIARY OF A CIRCUIT BOY
DNA cover model, Frank Carter is also a jet-setting circuit party go-go dancer. Who better, then, to ask which parties will be the most fun and where to find the hottest boys in 2018.
BEARS ON THE ICE
If you’re after the ultimate bear hug, head to Reykjavik for a four-day get-together with cuddly heavies and their admirers.
TROPOUT, WHITE AND G-CIRCUIT ASIA
South-East Asia is emerging as a gay party hot spot. Steven Anderson previews some up-coming events…
TROPICAL FRUITS EROTIC ADVENTURE
Lismore’s famous Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve Party attracts a friendly crowd… very friendly.
Brighton Pride: it’s the UK’s biggest LGBT+ festival and now with added boys and… Britney!
The sexy Mexican resort of Puerto Vallarta has long been a simmering homo hot spot but, this town turns party boys into lover boys!
FROM THE EDITOR
Finding ways to celebrate our pride and sexuality is about more than just having a good time.
BURNTTOAST: READERS’ OPINIONS
THE MONTH IN A MINUTE
THE DEPLORABLES: THEY SAID WHAT?
LOVING: HARNESSES, SPEAKING UNDERWEAR
MUSIC: KYLIE, JUSTIN, MORE
THEATRE: HAND TO GOD
Not Avenue Q and certainly not the Muppets, meet Tyrone, a funny, frightening and filthy-mouthed sock puppet in Hand To God.
STYLE: LONDON CALLING
Ten years after his last visit, Joshua Heath discovers London swinging.
DEAR DIVA’S ADVICE
You’ve got big gay problems… She’s got straight-talking answers!
TELLING TALES: MARDI GRAS STORIES
Richard Hedger’s book telling tales celebrates the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras. The photographer has shot 40 community members and asked them to reflect on the event’s significance to them. Here are two…
JORDAN BRUNO: MR GAY AUSTRALIA
Foodie, chef, activist, Jordan Bruno will represent Australia at the Mr Gay World finals.
STRAIGHT MATE: PHIL JAMIESON
Grinspoon’s lead singer takes to the stage in the Green Day musical, American Idiot.
PEYTON: SINNER WITH SOUL
He’s broken out of the dance genre with the help of The X-Factor and is ready to take on Sam Smith as a versatile queer soul guy.
GAYS AT THE OSCARS
Will the Academy let a gay film win Best Picture two years running?
“I try not to be filthy these days,” says Rhys Nicholson, but he still loves a double-entrendre, setting out on a national tour called Seminal.
Drawing on the visual conventions of advertising, artist Venfield8 suggests we reassess our aesthetic fear of the phallus!
MARDI GRAS: OUR PARTY-WEAR GUIDE
As Sydney’s Mardi Gras celebrates its 40th anniversary, we suggest some party costume looks (less is better).
ON THE COVER
Dan Bentano by Abel Cruz.
TAKE A BOW
Vladimir Momotov by Stas Vokman.