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Attitude Magazine

Attitude Magazine

July 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Attitude Media Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
meet the team

Verity Willcocks, sub editor In the past, I’ve been compared to the septuagenarian Meryl Streep (by the editor of this mag), and Nicole Kidman in The Hours (with a prosthetic nose, she didn’t look so lovely). However, I’d choose Sharon Horgan, actress and writer of Pulling and Motherland, which were like windows on my life — at different times, obviously. Dickie Beau, performer and writer My more insecure side imagines some kind of impossible heartthrob playing me in a movie. But when I honestly ask myself who might most closely capture the essence of my inner being, the name that comes out of the hat is Miriam Margolyes. And if Miriam happens to be too busy, then I’ll go for Cher. Uli Lenart, Attitude book reviewer If I can choose a dead actor, I’d go…

1 min.
up & down

CHROMATICA GAGANTUA The Mother Monster is coming to serve good aural pleasuring PANSY WITH A PUNCH Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. No, really… Netflix’s The Big Flower Fight is petal power on steroids SECRET CELEBRITY DRAG RACE Served us sass and had us in stitches. MORE! CUMMING IN OUR EARS Alan Cumming as the new host on the fab Homo Sapiens podcast WI-FI SIGNAL AT HOME Is it just us or have we gone back to dial-up days? DRAG RACE ALL STARS 5 Meh. We’re feeling a tad underwhelmed with the line-up… DROOPY TITS, BAT WINGS, FLABBY TUMS Gyms not reopening until autumn! Like, WTF? BANANA BREAD BINNED We have moved on to mille-feuille pastry. Catch up, queens…

3 min.
editor in chief’s letter

Nobody ever said life was supposed to be easy. Nobody. Ever. Shit happens to good people. Good things happen to bad people. Hell freezes over occasionally, and the stairway to heaven sometimes feels like an impossible climb. If there is a God, he’s probably a bit of a dick and has been reading The Hunger Games. But nothing lasts forever, everything ends — even the blurry lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Declan McKenna, our current creative genius of a cover star, was born, the world was enthused by the new millennium. Then 9/11 happened, we went to war with Afghanistan and Iraq. The Middle East was torn apart. The recession tore the rest of our lives apart. Brexit kicked off. And Donald Trump farted on the USA. Then, well… somebody ate a…

3 min.
attitude loves

MAXWELL FINE Artist Maxwell Fine champions the queer community through his loud and proud work — and now he wants to help those of us who may be struggling during the coronavirus crisis. The Central Saint Martins graduate is donating a percentage of the sales of his typographical prints and sculptures to Switchboard, as calls to the LGBTQ+ helpline rise at this difficult time. He will continue to pay it forward until the lockdown is lifted. Turns out Maxwell also has philanthropy down to a fine art. maxwellfinestudio.co.uk switchboard.lgbt MOOT Men’s lingerie brand Moot was founded by Jules Parker, who wanted to create pieces he was struggling to find for himself. As a lover of lingerie and luxurious fabrics, his aim was to make beautiful underwear that celebrated the male form. The result of…

1 min.
the rules

Dive back into the dating game when #queerantine ends with the help of author Justin Myers, aka The Guyliner. Famous for his anonymous dating blog, Justin releases his second novel The Magnificent Sons in ebook and audiobook formats on 28 May, and in hardback on 6 August PLAY SOCIAL MEDIA DETECTIVE. Remember, his profile pics might be 10 years old and his politics could be dodgy – no unlocked Insta, no date. PICK YOUR NIGHT. Weekends, anything goes. Weeknights help you keep it chaste and tame (ish). Vodka makes any day a Saturday, though, so always be prepared… SCOUT THE PLACE AHEAD. But on the date, pretend you’ve never been before, so you look naturally great at picking bars. Get your first lie out of the way quickly. BEWARE PHOBIAS. No visiting the arachnid…

4 min.
last orders?

I think it’s safe to say that the UK’s LGBTQ+ venues are facing their toughest challenge ever. Over the past decade we have seen the rise of dating and hook-up apps, which have made it much easier to meet partners without leaving home, a huge increase in rents and business rates, plus the development of areas such as Soho and Vauxhall, with many bars and clubs being turned into luxury flats or restaurants. We have survived all this and many venues were flourishing — that was, until March this year when Covid-19 forced all bars and clubs to close. “There’s more to it than money. Bars such as The RVT are a safe space” The hospitality and leisure sector is vital to the UK economy, generating cash and employing over three million people,…