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Attitude Magazine February 2021

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

Thomas Stichbury, features editor To find a boyfriend (an ongoing quest of LOTR-sized proportions — why does no-one want my precious ring?!); to finally nail a two-handed backhand; to hit the high note during my bathroom renditions of Memory (the Nicole Scherzinger version); to not carry so many bags… oh, wait, was it just one thing? In that case, top of the list is to be better at understanding simple instructions! Gary Simons, art director We always want what we can’t have. Not being able to travel last year has got me craving to see more of the world. All those places, all those experiences that have been out of bounds. The only trouble will be finding enough time in the Attitude schedule to fit it all in! Joseph Ryan-Hicks, social media producer This year,…

1 min
up & down

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN Serena McKellen gets the vaccine jab! A legend is saved DRAG US ACROSS THE POND Battle of the queens as Drag Race US and Drag Race UK air AT THE SAME TIME! We just can’t even… IT’S A SIN Aids crisis era new C4 drama from Russell T Davies lands end of Jan DIVA. MOTHER. GODDESS Cher shares her journey with son Chaz during his transition and their enduring love PRIVILEGED RICH BITCH Jacob Rees-Moog says Unicef performed political stunt by pledging £25K to feed UK kids OUT OF THE MIX Jesy Nelson leaves Little Mix to focus on her mental health. Get well soon, gurl CELEBRITIES BEHAVING BADLY Another lesson COVID serves is that famous folk need to check their privilege WE’RE HANGARY Hungary bans same-sex adoption! C’mon EU… time to turn up the pressure!…

3 min
editor in chief’s letter

Welcome to our inaugural Attitude 101 issue! For the past five years, Attitude has marked Pride season with the Attitude Pride Awards, in which we celebrated ten inspiring everyday heroes who have done remarkable things, often borne out of personal tragedy. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to produce the Pride Awards in the summer due to the financial and strategic challenges the magazine faced in the midst of the worst moments of the pandemic. I know they say you shouldn’t wish your life away, but I’m not alone in saying it feels good to leave 2020 behind. So, for this issue — published 31 December 2020 as chance would have it — we decided to look to the future and continue the ethos of the Pride Awards in elevating and celebrating LGBTQ+ voices…

2 min
attitude loves...

XIAMO MI 10T PRO Ring in the new year with Xiamo’s flagship new phone. Dialling up the visuals and keeping up with all the gee-whizz technological advancements, the mi 10T Pro has a pixel-perfect 108mp triple camera, 144hz adaptive sync display and 5000ah battery. Confession: we can’t translate tech speak, but sounds mighty impressive, no? The model is available in cosmic black, lunar silver and aurora blue. Price: £599. Out now. mi.com ANDY WARHOL: LOVE, SEX & DESIRE Go back to the drawing board with Andy Warhol. Before he ascended to the throne as the king of pop art, Andy created and exhibited drawings celebrating male beauty. The striking pictures are now published for the first time in a comprehensive book, Andy Warhol: Love, Sex & Desire. Sketched by Warhol from 1950-1962, more than…

1 min
the rules

GET VACCINATED. Please ignore the anti-vaxxers. Micro-chipping, you say? Puh-lease, hun, we’ve had way worse slipped inside us (ouch!). STEP AWAY FROM THE OVEN. We enjoy a slice of banana bread as much as the next gay, but it is so 2020 and a triggering reminder of a testing time. Bake off? More like fuck off! BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE: good health, family and friends, Animal Crossing and that nifty blackhead-sucker off Amazon. The little things are so im-pore-tant. PAY IT FORWARD. If COVID taught us anything, it’s to think of the wellbeing of others. That’s why we’ll be posting a chapstick to Michael Gove, first class. Moisten those crispy lips, man! FULFIL THOSE AMBITIONS. They say everyone has a book inside them — we ate War and Peace the other…

4 min
lessons not learned

Students have been through enough this year, with national lockdowns, online teaching and uncertainty surrounding exam results. With many still feeling unsafe in school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing they need is the added difficulty of homo/bi/transphobic (HBT) bullying. The decision last November by the Department for Education (DfE) to cut programmes targeting LGBT+ bullying came as a shock to all of us at Schools OUT UK. We have been working since 1974 to make LGBT+ issues visible in schools and the education sector. As a charity, we receive little funding to fulfil our mission to educate out prejudice. The news was another blow to the students and teachers let down by misguided policies. In 2014, we were thrilled to hear that the DfE would fund anti-bullying programmes in…