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Attitude Magazine March 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

Tom Doyle, sales executive It probably has to be our ‘muck-up day’, when me and my best friend decided to throw paint grenades into the year 7 playground. Let’s just say a few uniforms were ruined… Luckily, I didn’t get caught! Ranj Singh, doctor and columnist Rebellious? I was an absolute angel at school. The perfect student. That was until I took a dislike to one particular teacher who unfairly singled me out in class. I was quite a shy kid, so this was mortifying for me. So, when nobody was looking, I let his car tyres down during lunch break. And I’d do it again. Don’t come for me unless I send for you, Sir. David McGillivray, writer Teachers told me that if I kept putting stupid things they said in class in the school…

1 min
up & down

STACEY ABRAMS Voting rights activist. Architect of the Democratic win in Georgia. Best-selling author. What a lady. Our favourite Stace since Stacey Slater off EastEnders MASK4MASK The Masked Singer is the guilty TV pleasure we don’t feel remotely guilty about. Plus, Joel Dommett *drool* SEX & THE CITY REVIVAL We can’t help but wonder if a reboot will work without Samantha? We’ll certainly be tuning in to find out *hums theme tune, gets splashed by a big puddle* ‘TRAVELLING FOR BUSINESS’ Hmm, not sure sunbathing and downing cocktails in Dubai is work, hun? HOW DO YOU HATE YOURS? Dumb Cadbury Creme Egg critics with too much time on their hands object to gay couple. Equality is no yolk! SINKING DICKS Puerto Vallarta was the Titanic sequel we didn’t ask for. Gays over COVID? Gays under water, now… PAWS FOR THOUGHT Huge numbers of…

3 min
editor in chief’s letter

“It’s all just a little bit of history repeating,” sang Shirley Bassey in her 1997 hit with the Propellerheads. Well, yes it is, usually. Except in queer terms where we often have to really dig deep for our past — and not because we didn’t contribute to history, but because our many contributions have been sidelined or erased. My experience of history at school revolved around two events: the Great War of 1914-1918, and the Second World War, 1939-1945. [Spoiler warning: the Brits won both.] Very little else was discussed in school, beyond perhaps Christopher Columbus ‘discovering’ North America, and the British shipping thousands of convicts to the southern hemisphere to build modern-day Australia. Speaking to my 15-year-old niece, it seems little has changed in the education system. Last year, the spotlight shone…

3 min
attitude loves...

BANG & OLUFSEN BEOPLAY H95 Go for gold with a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 headphones. To celebrate their 95th anniversary, the Danish brand have given their signature collection the Midas touch — and we wholly approve. The H95s raise an already high bar and look damn pretty while doing so, combining luxury design with outstanding sound performance — including adaptable active noise cancellation, so you can fully immerse yourself in whatever you’re listening to, no interruptions. Now that’s the kind of cancel culture we can get behind. Price: £700. bang-olufsen.com CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR You can’t beat an original, and when it comes to underwear, Calvin Klein is the brand you’ll return to on repeat. Their latest range of stylish smalls focuses on form and function, embracing simplicity, sensuality and comfort. As…

2 min
the rules

SHOW YOUR C.U.N.T.: have Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent, of course. Failing that, steal precious screen time by being a shady bitch — then complain afterwards that you got a bad edit #rucocococo PUT A PIN IN IT. Learn how to sew, henny. Or at least be able to wield a glue gun. The sewing challenge is a Drag Race staple — why y’all gagging? She bring it to you every ball — so, no excuses. Less bitching, more stitching. NAIL SNATCH GAME. Those who triumph typically go on to win the crown. Make sure your performance is as tight as Violet Chachki’s corseted waist. Do not impersonate a fellow queen. In the words of Bianca del Rio: “Baloney!” FIND COMMON GROUND WITH MAMA RU – but only when the cameras are rolling.…

3 min
testing times

I still remember the first time I had a HIV screening. It was added on to a bunch of blood tests I had as part of a standard occupational health screening for work. “It’s no big deal,” I said, “just tag it on.” I hadn’t come out at that time, and was in a straight, longterm relationship. I didn’t bat an eyelid, because to me it honestly felt irrelevant. Fast-forward several years and I’d come out and was in my first, monogamous, gay relationship. Getting a test now felt different. Although my sexual behaviour (and risk level) hadn’t really changed, for a strange reason, it felt like the test carried more weight now. For the first time, I felt a snippet of the stigma that much of the queer community feels when…