ELSKA: Issue (05) was made in Taipei, Taiwan. It’s our first edition to leave Europe, and we chose what’s fast becoming Asia’s LGBT capital as its setting. As a country whose identity can be associated with defiance against Chinese communism, Taiwan’s spirit of freedom spreads into the gay community, with one of the most vibrant and open scenes on the Asian continent. The response from Taipei’s local boys was so great that this became the hardest issue to edit down.
Not to be overlooked, showcasing Asian men, especially in a way that highlights their sexuality, is still a rarity among gay publications, or among all publications for that matter. Despite the bombardment of advice that no one would buy an Asian issue, we did it anyway, because of course Elska believes that all men are beautiful, sexy, and totally lovable. “No fats, no fems, no Asians” – fuck that! BUY ISSUE HERE
My New Boyfriend Gemi!!!
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… IS A BI-MONTHLY MALE PHOTOGRAPHY, CULTURE AND TRAVEL BOOKAZINE. EACH ISSUE IS SHOT IN A DIFFERENT CITY WITH LOCAL BOYS AND LOCAL STORIES. THE PHOTOS OF THE GUYS ARE UN-AIRBRUSHED AND THE TEXTS THEY WRITE ABOUT THEIR LIVES ARE UNEDITED, GIVING YOU AN AUTHENTIC AND INTIMATE EXPERIENCE. ELSKA IS MADE WITH LOVE AND CELEBRATES HONESTY, DIVERSITY, AND THE BEAUTY OF THE EVERYDAY MAN. WE ARE HERE TO EXPLORE THE WORLD THROUGH ITS MEN, MAKING YOU FEEL LIKE A WELCOMED GUEST THROUGH EACH COLLECTIBLE ISSUE.
Thanks ELSKA for supplying me with these great photos!
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I want more of this guy! FYI: His name is Tyler.
these 8 pics of Miguel Rual by Joan Crisol via see the rest of the pics from this set @ Homotography
This summer meat joins forces with The Kings Cross Steelers Rugby Football Club for a very special issue of the cult gay pinup zine. meat The Kings Cross Steelers features 29 of the club’s hottest players in and out of rugby kit to mark the 20th Anniversary of the world’s first gay inclusive rugby club.
A digital download is also available: meaKXSRFC
50% of all profits from the sale of meat The Kings Cross Steelers will go to support the club.
Steve by Adrian Lourie for Meat
these two shots by OTTER J
photo above by daniel ford