Retro music/ pop culture images via SILK ELECTRIC
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!!!
Purchase Gemi’s ELSKA EKSTRA HERE!
… 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!
Cassandro El Exotico, a Mexican wrestler, owns a championship belt. But the biggest difference between this lucha libre wrestler and his opponents is his garb. In a sport of rampant machismo, Cassandro stands apart. With an outfit that mixes masculine and feminine styles, and a fierce determination to win, the openly gay wrestler defies stereotypes and looks great doing it.
and these unrelated shots (just cus) /Glamour shots of Chris Hemsworth, by John Russo for Modern Luxury.
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