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CONTRIBUTORS • WHAT WAS YOUR BEST SUMMER EVER?
LGBTQ+ rights: the fight’s not over
Three times that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the best queer ally
“In which I make peace with my real age — and having Botox”
SHOW. ME. THE RECEIPTS. • She’s been a constant in gay bars since Destiny’s Child’s 1997 debut. And yet, there are fewer examples of Beyoncé speaking through her carefully cultivated air of mystery and directly to the LGBTQ+ community than you might think. Believe us, we’ve looked
ATTITUDE’S VIEW • Making Florida’s unconscionable ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill law is an alarmingly familiar blow for LGBTQinclusive education
“Progress is never a straight line” • Dominik* on growing up gay in Hungary
Jimbo • Rare is the queen whose premature Drag Race exit makes them more famous. But such is the strange, topsy-turvy talent of Canada’s inest, Jimbo. “It was a dream come true,” says the drag clown of his time on Drag Race UK vs the World. “The pressure makes the diamond, and the show gave me the opportunity to elevate my art and craft. And I think the lipstick format was a necessary evil — you want RuPaul to make the inal decision, but it makes things more fun and shady to make us do it.”
THE PODIUM • Jimbo ranks the drag of three queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race vs the World
Getting his COCK out
The road less travelled • Should we visit countries that are anti-LGBTQ+? Four voices from the travel scene offer their views
City of Angels Bottoms
Genesis GV80 • It’s not yet a year since the first cars bearing the Genesis brand turned a wheel on UK soil, but remember the name. The GV80 flagship is the Audi Q7 or BMW X5 you always wanted
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Top of the class • Making the leap from popular webcomic to TV, Heartstopper is one of the year’s most anticipated shows. Expectations may be high, but its young cast are more than ready as they tell Attitude what it was like bringing the characters to life, while its creator Alice Olsen discusses the importance of proper LGBTQ+ representation
THE PRIDE OF UKRAINE • Attitude meets the LGBTQ+ people of Ukraine — already an oppressed community — who are fighting for survival as Putin’s army threatens not only their lives but the community’s slow march towards equality
LIVES ON THE FRONTLINE • With the help of Kyiv Pride executive director Lenny Emson, photographer and reporter Ilvy Njiokiktjien travelled to the city of Lviv in Ukraine to meet the LGBTQ+ community in a country fighting for its survival against an unrelenting Russian invasion. In these testimonies they reveal how they are fighting for hope and freedom
“XL 4 XL ONLY” ARE SIZE QUEENS GETTING COCKIER? • The impersonal nature of apps means we’re more upfront about our sexual desires than ever before. But is our increasingly naked obsession with big penises an expression of sexual freedom – or is it simply turning us into a...