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Attitude Magazine April 2020

The World’s Best Gay Magazine. We pride ourselves on exclusive content and we are the premier destination for film, music, sports and pop stars plus LGBT heroes and allies that want to speak directly to gay men. Each issue has a balance of features on a diverse range of subjects, with block busting A-list celebrity exclusives and in-depth analysis of news and issues affecting the LGBT community. No other gay magazine can come anywhere near Attitude’s star pulling power, with celebrities such as James Franco, Tom Hardy, Elton John, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ian McKellen, Liam Payne, Take That, Matthew Lewis and countless more giving exclusive gay press interviews to us. Plus we have the likes of Paris Lees, Matt Lucas, David Furnish, not only appearing in the magazine but also writing for it.

United Kingdom
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
meet the team

Taylor Miller, photographer Back in 2011, when I was studying in London, I went through a necklace phase, an over-sized scarf phase, and — worst of all — a bow-tie phase. Luckily, I have Facebook to remind me every couple of weeks about the unfortunate decisions I made in the past Nick Byam, junior fashion editor I used to be obsessed with cheap and tacky plastic/costume jewellery. I would pile it up around my neck and wrists and think I looked like a superstar! On holiday, the look went into overdrive with skimpy vests and underwear as shorts and the biggest curb plastic chain in white – awful! Conor Clinch, photographer My hairstyle choices were the worst. I once had blond highlights that went terribly wrong and I was nicknamed “Crunchie” at school because it…

1 min.
up & down

#BEKIND Remember: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all FACE MASKS This year’s must-have accessory. We’re waiting for the Louis Vuitton range before we partake… NAILED IT! It’s not just our cover star rockin’ the painted nails: Harry Styles and Bad Bunny are putting the “man” in “manicure”, too THE LIDL MIDDLE AISLE Pop in for some milk, leave with a Lazy Susan, 30-piece food processor and a fleece slanket OVERDRAFT FEES Proof that the banks are greedy bastards NAME THAT STORM After Ciara and Dennis, we’ve got Ellen, Francis and Gerda to look forward to. GERDA? Get outta here… WENDY WILLIAMS CANCELLED Shaming gay men for wearing heels? No girl. And your fake-ass apology was a mess THE WORLD IS MELTING Antarctica hits a shocking 20C. This is serious, people!…

3 min.
editor in chief’s letter

In January, I received the news that a friend who I used to hang out with some years ago had taken an overdose and ended their life. We’d lost touch over the years, but they struggled for some time with their gender identity. Having started to transition late in life, I understand they faced a barrage of abuse on social media, which ultimately wore them down to the point at which they could only see suicide as a way out. This isn’t the first LGBTQ person I know to have ended their life. I don’t like to count how many others I know who have struggled to escape issues that plagued them. With some, the torment they endured was evident, and try as friends and family might to help, they still…

3 min.
attitude loves

JAGUAR F-TYPE The Jaguar F-Type, as a coupé or convertible, has long been considered an object of beauty. It has perfect proportions — long nose, short tail — and a silhouette that echoes the revered E-Type of the 1960s. But a nip and tuck never hurt anyone, and the just-landed facelift has added modernity. In an F-Type R guise, it offers 575bhp, a 3.5-second 0-60mph sprint time and 186mph capability. Prices: from £54,060. jaguar.co.uk HAPPYNESS After a three-year hiatus, the London band are back (yay!) to spread more, erm, Happyness. Duo Jonny Allan and Ash Kenazi have been dealing with their own personal dramas behind the scenes: Ash came out then embraced the world of drag. Now the pair get to the root of their life changes on Nineties-inspired single Vegetable. It’s about more…

1 min.
attitude loves more

Cedar Sneaker by Ugg Trainers as comfy as Ugg boots? No, we haven’t lost our marbles. Take our word for it ugg.com Whitney Houston Vinyl Mark the 35th anniversary of the superstar’s classic album with this special-edition vinyl whitneyhouston.com Libratone TRACK Air Set sound free with these small but powerful wireless noise-cancelling earbuds libratone.com London Sock Company Give your sock drawer a dramatic upgrade with this palette of bold colours londonsockcompany.com Jockey Roadtrip Y-Front Short Trunk A colourful offering from the masters of men’s underwear jockey.co.uk Under Armour Running Shoe Add these to your armoury to make running just a bit easier ua.com Lionel Zip Top by Filippa K Simple basics given a modern twist from a Scandi favourite filippa-k.com 649 Sunglasses by APC Sunglasses label plus French label equals a cool, chic collaboration persol.com Silk Dressing Gown by New & Lingwood Feel like a king with…

3 min.
families don’t have to be biological

There’s no doubt that the concept of “family” is becoming more diverse. We’ve made huge strides as a society in recent decades to understand that the heteronormative male-female biological family idea of yesteryear is not the only representation of family that should be acknowledged. Families today come in all shapes, sizes, colours and forms. Although more and more LGBTQ individuals and couples are becoming parents, the number of heterosexual foster carers continues to far exceed their LGBTQ counterparts. This needs to be remedied urgently. The New Family Social network, the founders of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week, estimates that if just one per cent of the LGBTQ community was to foster, there would be no children or young people waiting for a family to call their own. We surveyed the public around misconceptions about…