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Menbox: they've got balls

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China's only openly gay magazine, Menbox, is still going strong,as you can see from this photo from the May issue.

The magazine now comes in three parts: the main section which sort of masquerades as a men's fashion rag, containing advertisements from Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein and even FUBU.

Then there is the special photography supplement, from where this boy and his ball were scanned. The third piece is a pocket sized booklet, which contains recruitment advertisements for editors and designers for Menbox.The ads all specify that single men and women are the ideal candidates.

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The cover is on the right. The coverlines (in red) are:

Yuan Bin: Sexy, noble and trendy

9 major cities: a survey of glamorous men

Skinny dipping in summer

Menbox is published under the auspices of the influential government-funded Institute of Social Sciences (she ke yuan).

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