LET­TER FROM THE ED­I­TOR

GT (UK) - - NAKED - Dar­ren Scott @dar­ren_s­cott

Check your selfie. Go on. While you’re pos­ing in that mir­ror – that you just couldn’t bear to walk past be­cause it was so selfie-per­fect – check your selfie. As in, ac­tu­ally have a proper feel when you’re cov­er­ing your mod­esty for that taste­ful semi-nude photo which is des­tined for lord knows where...

You know where I’m go­ing with this – if you’re cop­ping a feel you might as well check your­self (ie) out for any lumps and bumps. Can­cer af­fects all of us in some way or another through life, and it doesn’t dis­crim­i­nate. I’ve lost – and very nearly lost – sev­eral loved ones to the dis­ease in re­cent years, which is partly why this spe­cial is­sue of Gay Times will ben­e­fit the char­ity Balls To Can­cer. You can read more about them on page eight – and yes you have to read that be­fore you get to look at all the pic­tures.

Speak­ing of those pic­tures, please do fum­ble a lit­tle fur­ther and do­nate via the text codes inside.

And I know I say it ev­ery year, but this re­ally is our big­gest naked is­sue ever. More pages than ever be­fore and more pic­tures than ever be­fore. We thought we’d roll with the ‘what words’ joke that we see trot­ted out so of­ten, and keep those pesky dis­trac­tions for on­line read­ing through­out Jan­uary at gay­times.co.uk. We’re just so GIV­ING.

And speak­ing of giv­ing... If you’ve bought the print ver­sion of this is­sue, you’ll al­ready have dis­cov­ered the three gi­ant posters inside the mag. But if you’ve bought the dig­i­tal edi­tion, you’ll find it packed with be­hind the scenes videos. Some­thing for ev­ery­one, hope­fully.

En­joy the is­sue, the poster, the videos, the on­line in­ter­views – but above all, #check your selfie.

COVER IM­AGE JOE MCCORMICK

GT441 JAN­UARY 2015

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