DNA Magazine | #246 – Feeling Good
The world is in a moment of crisis. We need change, we need hope, we need optimism. This month, DNA seeks out new voices with new perspectives… LGBT voices are among those clamouring for change.
TikTok has become the defining app of the coronavirus era. We meet the creators of some of the best queer TikTok content. “Positive thoughts turn to feelings, which we act on. This brings about positive change,” says Brandon Van Driesen, one of our TikTok heroes.
Tom Of Finland this is not! It’s Bob Of Scotland’s photography explores the feminine side of the gay male psyche.
On the butch side is Axe Leito, Mr Leather Netherlands. His home is in Amsterdam but he returns to his birthplace, Curaçao in the Caribbean, to help with HIV/AIDS education.
From Instagram to huge public murals, Indigenous identity, resilience and love are just a few of the colours in artist Dylan Mooney’s palette.
Husbands Rick And Griff share their love with the world via their fan sites, their realistic signature sex toys, and the friends they invite to film with them. We meet this sex-positive dynamic duo.
Finally, the Feeling Good issue is inspired by the famous song – a classic of the civil rights movement and an LGBT favourite. We uncover its fascinating history.
On the cover is Markus Ricci (shot in Miami before distancing restrictions). He’s fun, fit and friendly and that’s why it’s his third time on our cover.
We review new music from Troye Sivan, Todrick Hall, Jean Claude and Isaac Dunbar among others, new books, new theatre, new streaming shows.
There’s a great interview with Perfume Genius on his brand-new album, and with Our Straight Mate this month, Troy Kinne who says people often ask if he’s gay.
Plus there are two stunning fashion stories featuring new ranges from Teamm8 and Modus Vivendi.