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Attitude Magazine April 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

Eddie Blagbrough, photographer You know that item of clothing that every child never wants to take off? Well, this matching set was my favourite and I wanted to wear it all the time, even on a trip to see the ducks. My mum was the mastermind behind most of my major childhood lewks. She’s always had impeccable taste and she still buys clothes for me now! Joseph Kocharian, fashion and grooming director Sometimes it’s more about your attitude and how you wear something, than the actual lewk itself. This is me, serving Holy Communion realness… I used to be such a good Catholic boy… how times have changed. One thing that hasn’t, is that red is still my favourite colour. Francisco Gomez de Villaboa, photographer My mum used to love to dress me in white,…

1 min
up & down

YEAH, JACKIE! Give us what we want: Jackie Weaver for Drag Race UK season 3 judge’s panel! (Or at least a tribute Maxi Challenge musical…) #FREEBRITNEY The Framing Britney doc told the world what the gays have known forever. Britney is not just for a headline, she’s for life THE UK IS FULL OF SINNERS It’s a Sin becomes Channel 4’s most-binged new series ever. All together now: “La!” MULLETS We’re totally rocking a neck fringe in lockdown 3.0 H&M We’re betwixt whether Mama Ru getting riled means we have to burn our dragwear AN AMERICAN “KERFUFFLE” How BoJo described Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. Also used in reference to Johnson’s own eye-roll ‘career’ WE ARE SLAYED Accusations of abuse on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer set is a stake through our hearts #NOTMYDOROTHY The Wizard of Oz remake? It’s a Yellow Brick no from us…

2 min
editor in chief’s letter

I’ll take any glimmer of hope going during lockdown. (Although, by the time you read this, we may well be back into a tier system in England… DM me when you hear either way, would you, I’m busy baking banana bread.) Queerdom and the growing army of Friends of the Friends of Dorothy who seek pleasure beyond the mundanity of COVID-restricted life have found solace every Thursday and Saturday in Drag Race, which is the only way I’ve managed to navigate my sanity during Lockdown Vol. 3. (Which, by the by, is the best of the worst greatest hits from Lockdown Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 combined into a single collection that nobody wanted.) “Trans representation is more common today than just five years ago” When we heard that both new seasons from…

3 min
attitude loves...

‘STONE VENEER’ BY BENTLEY A luxury car interior is, typically, enrobed by finest leather, accented at dashboard and door caps by glass-like wood veneer. More recent iterations see veneers stained piano black, aping a baby grand, or the adoption of ‘technical finishes’ – aluminium or carbon fibre, perhaps. But this is a first: what Bentley calls a ‘stone veneer’, an option from its Mulliner coachbuilder that — as the name suggests — is a wafer-thin layer of stone, sealed to silk matt sheen. It’s warm to the touch, dissipates light and perfectly offsets the car’s jewel-like dials and switchgear. Tactile genius. bentleymotors.com SAVE THE DUCK The pandemic has inspired ecoconscious outerwear brand Save the Duck to take a wistful look at the urban traveller, focusing on ease of movement with comfortable fits and…

1 min
the rules

LIVE THE FANTASY. False impressions are everything. Carry designer shopping bags at all times — nobody needs to know that you’re actually lugging your weekly Lidl food shop in there! GO ALL IN ON BLACK. Simple, classic and always stylish. Colour? I don’t know her! Embrace your dark side, hun, and you can’t go wrong (heavy breathing optional). BEFRIEND SOMEBODY WHO has a great wardrobe. It doesn’t matter if you like the biatch, you just need to be able to ‘borrow’ her clothes. Ooh, she has a killer dress sense… GET CRAFTY, QUEEN. Recreate hot trends with whatever’s handy at home. Bold prints? Use the curtains in your living room. If your landlord gets pissy, hit him with a verse of Do-Re-Mi! DON’T BE AFRAID to take sartorial risks. Fortune favours the brave and…

3 min
land of the free?

“America is back,” US President Joe Biden confidently declared earlier this month during a speech at the State Department in Washington. But LGBTQ people around the world are wondering what this means for them. Heralding a return to “moral leadership”, Biden issued a presidential memorandum to protect LGBTQ rights globally, including asylum for LGBTQ people fleeing oppressive regimes. Biden’s largely symbolic memorandum follows a flurry of executive orders, including one rescinding his predecessor’s controversial ban on transgender people openly serving in the military. Another sweeping Biden executive order reaffirms last year’s US Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sex. The president aims to expand that beyond the workplace to other areas where queer people face discrimination, including public education and housing. Recent polling finds that roughly…