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Attitude Magazine June 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

6 min
the power of the past

I grew up in Barcelona, in Spain, and it was only when I moved to London – I was 18 – and met other trans people that I actually became relaxed and at peace with the fact that I was trans. Until then, I thought that my transness was the biggest curse. I arrived in the UK and I got into nightlife and met my queer friends and other trans women. I realised that I had been blinded by a society that was constantly telling me that my transness makes me sub-human, less of a person, a second-class citizen. Meeting these girls – some of them hadn’t had gender reassignment surgery; some of them had; a lot of them had boyfriends; a lot of them had great lives – they were happy…

3 min
attitude loves...

SONOS ROAM Good things often come in small packages — like the Sonos Roam, an ultra-portable smart speaker producing pitch-perfect sound everywhere you go (although please don’t be that person on the bus or Tube). Available in shadow black and lunar white, the speaker is fully waterproof and, like our favourite men, very versatile; you can position it horizontally or vertically on your chosen surface. It also has plenty of stamina and can go for ages… with 10 hours of continuous playback from a single charge. Price: £159. sonos.com HUMAN BEHIND THE PENIS Stand to attention for a new coffee table book we’re positively cock-a-hoop about. Swedish photographer Jonas Norén used to have the, ahem, willies when it came to shooting male genitalia — but his latest project, Human Behind the Penis, shafts…

2 min
big in a wig

“My biggest turn-on is eight metres tall; hairy; massive hands and feet; large nose — basically, a monster” What were your rejected drag names? I kinda started doing drag without really knowing I was doing drag, so I guess that’s why my real name is my drag name. But I do love Paris Stilton. Describe yourself in three emojis. Describe your drag style in five words. What the fuck is that? Who is your biggest inspiration? Imagine Shirley Bassey and Tim Burton combined – THAT. Like, the campness of Shirley and the awkwardness of Tim. Worst pick-up line someone has said to you? “I hope this email finds you well.” Worst thing someone could say to you in bed? “I love your chins.” Biggest turn-on? Eight metres tall; hairy; massive hands and feet; large nose — basically, a monster. And turn-off? A smooth, hairless, dolphin…

1 min
angel adeyoha

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR My first Folsom was in 1996. I’ll try and keep this somewhat clean: one of my favourite memories is watching a Black woman driving the length of the fair in a chariot being pulled by four glistening white men in pony gear. I was involved at a very casual level, volunteering for years. The women’s and trans folks area (previously just a women’s area) was very disappointing for a couple of years. I wanted that part to be as spectacular and as joyous as the rest of the fair, and I’m a strong believer that if you want something to be different, that requires stepping up and organising. I ran the Playground as a board member in 2019, and it was incredibly successful. Right before COVID hit, I was asked…

1 min
health news

Second jab jitters As the COVID jab has become available, there have naturally been some concerns about side effects, and if they will be worse the second time around, in particular. Side effects are possible after any medical procedure, and in this case these may be a sign that your immune system is doing its job. Luckily, for most people, they are not serious or long-lasting. There is no reason that they will be any worse with subsequent doses of the vaccine, and a lack of them doesn’t mean that the vaccine hasn’t worked, either. So, stop worrying and get your jabs! Outfox the fever Have your hay fever symptoms kicked off? Different types of pollen are more common at various times of the year and tree pollen season is now upon us.…

18 min
the ‘a’ word

‘‘I wish people would approach it as a positive thing, as opposed to me telling them that I’ve just been afflicted with a sudden illness,” states Yasmin Benoit, a model, writer and asexual activist. More often than not, the letter ‘A’ stationed at the end of the LGBTQIA+ acronym is forgotten about or, worse, wilfully ignored. Although representation and visibility is slightly improving, asexuality (applied to a person who does not experience sexual attraction) is still met with confusion, not to mention a flurry of maddening misconceptions. Yasmin, who created the #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike movement and also helped establish International Asexuality Day, proved to be the host with the most when Attitude asked her to lead a discussion centred on her community. The 24-year-old trailblazer and Attitude 101 ‘listee’ was joined by fellow aces Daniel…