BUYING a gay magazine has always been a challenging task for me. Okay, make that extremely challenging. It is not in any way about difficulties going to the mall, financial troubles, or the likes. It is that instance where I (1) stand in front of the displayed magazines, (2) wait for the right point in time, (3) pick up the damn thing and (4) pay at the cashier. While the first step is always the easiest and the second is just fine, the succeeding parts would usually require a lot of courage and bravado. I don’t know if it’s just me. The first gay magazine I bought was the first issue of L and that’s only because a friend’s friend was there. (As far as I know, it’s also the first gay magazine proudly displayed inside a store in any SM malls.) That magazine, with McMeil Dennison on the cover, was published on the last quarter of 2004. That’s ages ago, if you come to think of it. But until now, I always have the same qualms each time I will buy a gay magazine. Okay, why don’t I just show you the pictures you will see in these magazines? Here's J-Cee Martin, one of the hotties featured in Male Revue – a brochure (or is it a magazine?) that features hot guys.