OLDER GAYS

DNA Magazine - - BURNT TOAST -

I would like to fur­ther add to David from WA’s let­ter [Burnt­toast #227]. I have bought ev­ery is­sue of DNA since is­sue #1, but I find that as I ap­proach my 50th birth­day, the con­tent is be­com­ing less rel­e­vant and in­ter­est­ing to me. I re­alise that your main de­mo­graphic is a younger man, how­ever, as you stated in your re­ply to David’s let­ter, the DNA de­mo­graphic is very broad. I’d love to see reg­u­lar fea­tures, or a sis­ter mag­a­zine (no pun in­tended) that doesn’t deal solely with par­ty­ing, hook­ing up and swim­suits, but is­sues rel­e­vant to those of us in the com­mu­nity who are older or more set­tled or how­ever you may like to de­scribe it. Re­gards, Michael [Burnt­toast #227] I’m 66, so I sup­pose that makes me an “older gay” but I have to say that I still ap­pre­ci­ate DNA’s sto­ries. Yes, I loved the “queer Rus­sia” fea­ture re­cently, the sto­ries on River Phoenix and Tab Hunter (you have to be of a “cer­tain gen­er­a­tion” to re­mem­ber who they are), the Brian Cox in­ter­view, and the fea­ture on the brave gay and trans mu­si­cians in Uganda. I hope I never tire of look­ing at beau­ti­ful men in their prime so whilst you won’t see me at Manly Beach in the lat­est Cock­sox or what­not, I ap­pre­ci­ate the fash­ion sto­ries very much. My nat­u­ral mu­si­cal in­cli­na­tion is to­wards opera so I have lit­tle idea about the in­ter­views with rock stars but I do en­joy the re­views and oc­ca­sion­ally I find some­thing I like that I wouldn’t have found on my own. I never read Will’s groom­ing col­umn. Too de­press­ing! DNA keeps me in touch, which I greaty ap­pre­ci­ate. Thank you. Still read­ing, Ian

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