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Attitude Magazine September 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.

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United Kingdom
Stream Publishing Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
meet the team

Elliot Morgan, photographer During lockdown, I’ve been wearing food-stained track pants, two-days-worn t-shirts and, if I’m feeling fancy, a nice shirt. Christopher Tomás, photographer My lockdown ‘go-to’ look would be a cross between my ‘birthday suit’ and a lounge set that I would steam in the mornings. I chose it for comfort and also so I felt somewhat dressed up while handling work from home. Joseph Kocharian, fashion and grooming director My wardrobe pre-lockdown consisted of joggers, tees and sweaters, so I haven’t changed up my look that much. Caps have helped cover five months of no haircut — it’s wild right now, as is my beard. I love this ‘Satan’ sweater from Aries, as I feel like it’s very me and really shows off my sparkly, warm and friendly personality……

1 min
up & down

HERO HOWARD The Disney+ doc on The Little Mermaid and Beauty & The Beast lyricist Howard Ashman doesn’t shy away from his death by an Aids-related illness SWIFT SURPRISE While we bleached our hair and baked banana bread, TayTay dropped her finest album yet. Come on, RiRi, girl, you next! BUSSY WHIP ElectricBrands has unveiled its new car prototype, the eBussy. No gays were involved in the naming of this vehicle CATEGORY IS… SNUB For the second year running, the Emmys snub Pose’s trail-blazing trans performers FOOT FAIL If you’re going to wear sandals, hun, trim those gnarly toenails and take a scalpel to those dry hooves I KISSED A GIRL AND I LIKED IT The BBC has been swamped with complaints about a lesbian kiss on CBBC teen drama, The Next Step. WTF? Did we rewind to 1988?…

2 min
editor in chief’s letter

Heroes don’t always wear capes. (Other than in my geek-inspired fantasies, of course, in which the pervading eternal question remains: would you rather top Thor or bottom for Superman? But I digress…) I’ve met many inspiring individuals during my time working in gay media and in the various roles that I’ve had engaging with the LGBTQ community. Our experiences are plentiful and varied, and I’m continually overwhelmed by new stories that remind me how powerful we as queer people can be, both as individuals, or united under the banners of gender and sexual diversity. This issue features many prodigious examples of this. In Postcards from Queer Malaysia, we meet seven people – gay and trans men – who live relatively open lives in a country that lags behind the progressive policies of…

2 min
attitude loves

GOOGLE PIXEL BUDS Apparently, thousands of ears were scanned to create the design for the new Google Pixel Buds, to make them comfortable for as many people as possible – hear, hear (or, rather, ear, ear) to that. Available in two colours, Clearly White and Almost Black, the buds boast 12mm dynamic speaker drivers (that’s tech talk for nang audio) and adaptive sound for both quiet and noisy environments. They are also water and sweat resistant, so you won’t damage them as you drip your way through another set of bastard burpees. Price: £179 store.google.com GLF AT 50: THE ART OF PROTEST To mark the 50th anniversary of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in the UK, comes the first ever exhibition to focus solely on the artwork made for and by GLF activists from…

3 min
the rules …for being fashion forward

THE WORLD IS BURNING, SEASONS HAVE GONE. In ‘time passé’, one would plan an ensemble according to the time of year. Summer required loose, light fabrics; winter saw us in thick, insulated waterproofs. Fortunately, global warming has freed our fashion choices from these impositions! It can be glorious sunshine or torrential rain, no matter the season. Ideally, what you need is a garment built for both warmth and circulation — the humble gilet, for example. If you thought you were going to greet Armageddon in dystopian Mad Max chic, think again. You’ll be in something sensible. RECYCLE. Sadly, we’re running out of landfills and Greta Thunberg (probably) wants us to recycle more. I’ve taken this very seriously and now I personally recycle everything from milk bottles to jokes and now FASHION!…

3 min
behind closed doors

When lockdown was announced, there was real concern about what that might mean for victims of domestic abuse. In the months since, we’ve seen that this worry wasn’t misplaced, with enormous increases in demand for domestic abuse support services across the country. We know from a report by Stonewall that LGBT+ people are more than twice as likely to be victims of domestic abuse than the rest of the population. Sadly, then, it is no surprise that we have seen a drastic escalation in the levels of abuse suffered by the LGBT+ community this year. Galop’s national LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline supports LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the UK, and it has seen a huge rise in demand. We’re now hearing from double the number of people who were…