LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
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.
GT441 JANUARY 2015