Muscles, flawless smiles and hair in all the right places: depictions of men in gay magazines are often always the same.
Speedo-sporting stars such as Tom Daley are often favourites we see on the pages of gay magazines all over the world and more often than not, heterosexual celebrities and models are offered as eye-candy for gay audiences to drool over.
If you feel as if you don’t identify with these images then you’ll be glad to hear London-based zine Meat is challenging this norm.
Taking ordinary men who could easily meet in your local bar, Meat offers a refreshing take on images of gay men with their original photos of gay men.
Celebrating the men for who they truly are, enjoy Meat’s photos of men they gathered and have shared with Gay Star News here: