Finlay Wilson is a yoga teacher from Dundee who began practising the exercise techniques following surgery on both legs. He now runs a charity bringing yoga to kids for free, teaches classes to adults, and is co-owner of two organic wholefood grocery stores in Scotland. More importantly, he posts videos on YouTube of himself doing yoga in just a kilt. Log on and check out his downward dog.
During his time as a commissioning editor at the BBC, Greg brought several series of the Proms to the screen as well as working on documentaries about everything from Meat Loaf to the history of graffiti. He left a year ago to head up production company Brook Lapping, where he’s had a busy year making everything from Inside Obama’s White House to The Secret Life of Puppies. His claim to fame is having been a backing singer for Cliff Richard. Once.
Stephen Bailey is a comedian, TV personality and writer, whose brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the most sought-after performers on the UK comedy circuit. He’s appeared on numerous TV shows, including ITV2’s Safeword and Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and It’s Not Me, It’s You. His dating profile says he’s a black belt in tae kwon-do, fluent in French and loves a conspiracy theory. We don’t know about you but we’re in!
As the artistic director of Newcastle’s Dance City, a vibrant place for people to experience and talk about dance, Anthony Baker is responsible for everything from the organisation’s performances, classes and workshops, to its artist and teacher development. He’s also a huge Michael Jackson fan and we don’t know about you but we’d love to see his moonwalk.
With cutting satire and an eye for expertly dissecting the lives of modern gay men, North Morgan’s books have become essential reading for the urban gay. Previously known for his fictional blog, London Preppy, Morgan has released two novels since 2011, both written in the first person. He lives in California but his smoking hot Instagram feed doesn’t make it seem so far away.
Amin was born in California to Egyptian parents, during an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale. Talk about making a seismic entrance. Since then he’s continued to shake things up (groan) in Hollywood with roles in shows such as Prison Break and Shameless USA. Expect even bigger things from this guy in the future. Possibly a volcanic eruption.
Scott Agnew from Rutherglen, Scotland, is a very funny man. His shows Tales from the Sauna and I’ve Snapped My Banjo String, We Need To Talk have been critically acclaimed and lauded with five-star reviews. But Scott is also a very brave man, in 2016 he told Scotland’s Daily Record that he was HIV+ in order to help normalise the portrayal of HIV and dispel the stigma that surrounds the condition. What a champ.
A wildly successful stylist to the stars, Law Roach has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Ariana Grande, Zendaya, Brandy, and Celine Dion. Celine bloody Dion!! If that’s not the top of the tree then we don’t know what is. Anyway, he’s currently a judge on the reimagined America’s Next Top Model, which is great but just to reiterate, he’s styled CELINE DION!
If we were a different kind of publication, we might point out that Dan, a comedian/actor/writer/producer/son of the legendary Eugene Levy, has his own sitcom called Schitt’s Creek. Which then might lead us to make some kind of innuendo-laden comments about heading up a person’s creek or some-such. But we won’t do that because we’re a classy monthly title. Dan is talented and gorgeous, his dad is an iconic member of Christopher Guest’s troupe and Schitt’s Creek is actually a wonderfully written piece of Canadian comedy, so no innuendo necessary… “schitt’s creek,” tee hee.
Northern boy Calum Scott made headlines when he took to the Britain’s Got Talent stage with his guitar, performing in front of Cowell and co. His audition has been viewed more than 111 million times on YouTube. Since then, Scott has released a cover of Robyn’s Dancing on My Own, which peaked at number two in the UK charts.
He likes to party! Andrew Hoyle has quickly made a name for himself as one of the UK’s hottest event promoters, in every sense of the word. He’s coordinating star-studded shindigs all over the show, from London to Newcastle, and the boy still finds time to hit the gym. If you’re looking for a life full of reps and RuPaul queens, then give Andy a shout. Just don’t fuck it up.
Portland native Jeff moved to New York to become a model/actor/real estate agent (and who could refuse buying a house from this stunner?). But he’s now based in LA, where he loves the fitness-fuelled lifestyle and is busy knocking on Hollywood’s door. He also likes filling his spare time with painting — could you paint us like one of your French girls, Jeff?
Hugh Montgomery is a 34-year-old journalist currently working as deputy dead of culture at The Telegraph. His career has included stints as everything from film critic to cookbook columnist to “style shrink”, and three years as arts editor at The Independent on Sunday. Behind the headlines he has an Alice in Wonderland back tattoo and considers his special skill to be his encyclopaedic knowledge of IMDB. Oh and look at his headshot in the paper and admire that deliciously hairy chest.
Ollie is best-known for starring in the BAFTA-awarding winning TV show, Made in Chelsea, where he played an ‘is-he-or-isn’t-he?’ Machiavellian prince known as Ollie Locke. Wearing a flowing wig and gleaming veneers, he was basically the best thing about the show. These days he’s a full-on homosexual man who lives in the actual real world and has announced that he’s departing the show that made him a star and moving on to new and exciting projects.
James Barr is a DJ and radio presenter at Heat Radio, where he fulfils every gay man’s dream by interviewing icons such as Ariana Grande, Troye Sivan, Natalie Dormer and Jess Glynne. He’s even been known to grace the Attitude Awards with his presence and playing at after-parties — as he’ll be doing at our party for Bachelors of the Year. Hey, Mr DJ…
Anthony is a leading British business and technology executive who sits on the boards of several public companies and charities. In 2013 he became the first non-US citizen to be appointed to the board of directors of GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBT+ media advocacy organisation. In addition, he is a patron of diversity role models, the UK-based LGBT+ anti-bullying charity, and chairman of the Labour Party’s business and enterprise council.
Sinitta’s loss could be your gain! Yes, Anton might have proposed to the So Macho chanteuse back when they were working in the same cafe, but now’s YOUR chance. Anton can sing, he can dance and allegedly he’s shared a vitamin drip timeout session with Syco boss Simon Cowell. You certainly wouldn’t be lacking for juicy dinner table conversation with this one.
Forced to flee his native Iraq after founding the country’s only gay support network, IraQueer, Amir Ashour is a young man with a level of bravery and determination beyond his 26 years. Now settled in Sweden, Ashour has continued his efforts to ensure the emancipation of LGBT+ people in his homeland. If you like driven, intelligent and (not to be shallow but) extremely handsome men, you’ll probably like Ashour. Just don’t ask him to choose between a relationship and his work.
Champion of economic justice Raymond Meza is running for Congress in his home state of California, which means he could become the first openly gay, Latinx congressman in North America. Better yet, one of his key reasons for running is so that young LGBT+ people can feel represented by someone who understands their experiences. So he’s successful AND socially conscious. Now that’s the kind of partner you can brag to your friends about. Plus that million-dollar smile of his don’t hurt one bit.
The East London lecturer and co-proprietor of a popular Haggerston madhouse known as The Glory, Mr Woo is on the market! Aside from running/programming/performing at one of the capital’s most insanely enjoyable venues, Jonny also conducts sell-out seminars on queer subculture and takes his home-grown band of nutbag performers on tour to places such as Latitude festival and Mighty Hoopla. So he’s fun, he’s cultured and you could (probably) drink for free at his pub. Sounds like a keeper, boys!
Actor, singer and general heartthrob Duncan James has always been a fave of ours. We loved him in his role as “the hottest one” in boy band Blue (one of the Attitude team used to see him in the shower at the gym before they hit the big time), loved him when he got cast in the West End adaptation of camp classic Legally Blonde and now we love curling up next to the telly with a raging hangover/hardon and watching him on the Hollyoaks omnibus. All Rise indeed. Lucky for us, he’s still on the market, so play your cards right and you could be curling up next to him on a Sunday morning for real.
One glance at this West End performer’s Instagram account reveals a perfect balance of smoking hot shirtless pics and inspirational quotes (we love a deep thinker). Callum can currently be seen treading the boards in Dreamgirls and has previously appeared in The Illusionists and West Side Story as well as modelling for adidas, Nike, JD Sports and burning up the Red Hot 100 calendar. He says if he wasn’t a performer he’d love to be a zookeeper — we wouldn’t mind a few hours in Callum’s cage!
Kyle is the man with the mostest. Mostest Instagram followers that is (608,000 at the last count). But as he says on that very platform, “Being popular on Instagram is like being rich in Monopoly money.” Good job then that Kyle is also a talented celebrity hairdresser and a ridiculously good-looking muscle god. In addition, he possesses the original hipster tree-sleeve tattoo which you can now see sported by every second man you kick out of bed on a Saturday morning.
Sport is often cited as one of the last bastions of homophobia in the UK, so when Sky Sports broadcast journalist Mark McAdam came out in 2014, it felt like a step in the right direction. Continuing in this vein, he recently interviewed Eddie Howe about homophobia in football and what progress has been made, for the Spring issue of Winq. Oh, and when he hosted the Winq Men of the Year Awards he stripped down to his Speedos.
Whether he’s gracing the stage or our TV screens, actor Danny Lee Wynter is always watchable. As a campaigner, he’s the founder of the Act For Change Project, which fights for equality and diversity across the arts. As a writer, he’s recently started a monthly column in a rather prestigious gay magazine. So he’s one of the family, which means we can’t fancy him. But you can…
Not many drag queens can claim to be a national treasure. But then not many drag queens can claim to have spearheaded a national campaign for same-sex marriage. Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, is the unofficial queen of Ireland. As well as being outrageously funny, O’Neill is renowned for his commitment to gay rights and HIV activism. Our kind of drag queen.
Dashing Mr Omkar has been named in the Financial Times’ list of top 30 Future LGBT Leaders in Business, twice! In both 2015 and 2016 he was recognised for his work as an openly gay associate at law firm Slaughter and May. So, he might be able to help you dodge the shoplifting charge when you get caught slipping through a sneaky packet of chewing gum at the self-service checkout. Result!
A living, breathing pop sculpture, British-Chinese artist Le Fil is making big waves in both music and fashion. He’s even designed for the likes of Lady Gaga and English National Ballet. He’s also got that gorgeous wan, androgynous look and locks of long, beautiful hair you’d just want to brush for hours, then wash, then condition with papaya extract. For the softness, you see.
More va-va voom! That’s our Jeremy. He was in those ads for Renault Clio, arguing about why Britain is better than France, remember? Although one of his arguments was that we have the Blackpool tower, which is a bit dubious but never mind. He was also a Holby City heartthrob and starred in Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn video. Just think, if he was your fella you’d be able re-enact that video next time you moved house. Camp!
Joe identifies as pansexual, which conjures images of a satyr skipping about, playing a flute and shagging nymphs. We’re not sure if he actually has the hind quarters of a goat or whether he can play a woodwind instrument but we DO know that he’s a bloody funny comedian. Even the titles of his tours are a scream! “That’s the way A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett”, “Some Lycett Hot” and “If You Lycett Then You Should Have Put A Ring On It”. I mean, come on. That alone is enough to make us fall in love.
A handsome showbiz doctor with thick, lustrous hair, a kids TV show and eyebrows our teenage sister would describe as “on fleek,” our mother would adore him, your mother would adore him, everyone’s mother would adore him. He’s adorable! They’ll be rushing out to buy hats before he’s even finished shaking their hand.
As one of the country’s most successful tabloid gossip columnists, this handsome journo gets paid to hang out at glitzy showbiz parties. His crazy career has seen him playing table tennis with a pissed Grace Jones and being wined and dined by Stevie Nicks. He’s also been vocal about his struggle with coming out, has raised thousands for his charity Jog On to Cancer, and speaks about being gay at schools for Stonewall. Oh, he’s also a qualified personal trainer. Ding dong.
If you find yourself in hot water you might just want David’s number in your phonebook. He’s a partner in top international law firm Baker McKenzie’s Toronto branch. Scratch that — you might just want David’s number in your phonebook full stop. Hello dimples! When he’s not at the bar (no, the other bar), he’s ensuring his firm holds a wide-open-door policy, supports the Human Rights Campaign and is an executive board member of the You Can Play Project, an organisation that promotes equality and safety of LGBT+ athletes, coaches and fans.
The UK’s favourite carbohydrate is fresh out of the oven and hot on the scene! By day, Ms Potato moonlights as respected designer and fashion maven Julian Smith. By night? Well, the heels go on, the wigs come out and all inhibitions are shed as our Jacqs DJs, hosts, dances and generally hotmesses it around the city. This is one spud you’ll really like, we promise.
Ben is a news and business presenter, anchoring programmes which are broadcast to viewers and listeners in the UK and around the world on BBC TV and radio. He’s also cute as a button so, whether you catch him explaining the latest movement on the stock markets or giving you an update on Brexit, he’s always good news.
South London boy Marc Thompson is an activist, mentor and film buff. He has been involved in fighting for social justice for 25 years, with a focus on black and minority ethnic communities, sexual health and HIV. When he’s not fighting to make PrEP available on the NHS or ensuring black gay narratives are being heard, he can be found practising yoga, walking his Jack Russell terrier Travis, or just being a self-confessed “DILF about town”.
Fun Fact: the B*Witched classic Blame It On the Weatherman was written about Tomasz’s ability to make you lose your concentration on meteorological events due to his extreme hotness. OK, that’s a lie. We have no idea who it was written about. Probably Michael Fish. But Tomasz really is the hottest weatherman we’ve ever seen, so it SHOULD have been about him. For one thing, he was the star of one of our most popular Active/excuse-to-get-him-sweaty shoots ever. Don’t remember? No problem; Mavis, run the pics!
Wayne is the youth programmes manager at Stonewall and is responsible for the delivery of youth-empowerment opportunities, which sounds like something to do with teenage wizards but probably isn’t. In his spare time, he runs RUComingOut, a charity that supports LGBT+ people who are struggling to come out and is also a problem page columnist for… er, some magazine. He loves tweeting about all things LGBT+ and Celebrity Big Brother, you adulterers.
He’s got an exhibition of his work at Tate Modern, what does YOUR boyfriend have? Granted, it includes a giant photograph of a gentleman’s perineum/scrotum but it’s arty, so your mum won’t mind. Promise. However, Wolfy did let us know that the rectum pictured had just been, ahem, orally enjoyed. So maybe don’t tell your mother that bit.
A Mr Gay contest winner with a difference, Paul (or “Stumpy” as he’s proudly nicknamed himself) is the first differently abled Mr Gay Wales, having been born with one hand missing. We’re not the least bit surprised he took the contest by storm though, since the Welsh blond bombshell has a winning smile, classic good looks and a fiery passion for social justice and equality. There couldn’t have been a better winner.
Damian from Derry, Northern Ireland, has a big heart that he wants to share with the right guy. Hence his appearance on Channel 4’s answer to a lonely hearts column, First Dates, looking for someone who can see past his Tourette’s syndrome. Believe us though, Damian is far more than just a neurological condition. The massively positive Twitter reaction to his appearance alone is proof positive of that.
As national playwright in residence to LGBT History Month, Stephen’s goal is to produce at least one queer-themed play a year, and help to nurture other playwrights. He runs his own production company, Inkbrew Productions. Its latest play, Loving Her, Loving Him, is about two male MPs who conduct an affair by meeting up at party conferences. Stephen’s first stage appearance was in drag at the age of 11 in an all-boys school. “My path in life was set really from that moment onwards,” he says. Respect.
Originally from South Wales, Paul Dillane is the executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, a charity dedicated to upholding the human rights of queer people around the world. Founded in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust works with partners in more than 30 countries, including via the Commonwealth Equality Network. Paul is a leading expert on the protection of LGBT+ refugees and has trained government officials, lawyers, judges and activists across the world.
Get tangled up with Ross, a menswear designer from Yorkshire who took his passion for British wool and manufacturing and turned it into a lucrative clothing business. With supporters such as The Prince of Wales and the prince of male models himself, David Gandy, Ross’ designs certainly get the royal seal of approval. He runs his brand with a key ethos of “giving back” so you’ll often find him travelling the country, speaking about his struggle to come out, which led to suicidal depression, and working with a plethora of charities. Trust us, even your nan will love this one.
There’s no chance you haven’t heard of Sam Smith. The multi-platinum UK artist and songwriter has stormed the charts over the past few years, scooping awards for his soulful songs about lost love. Just be sure to treat him right, you don’t want him penning a song called “That Twat Who Messed Me About” and dedicating it to you in the liner notes.
Former Mr Gay Scotland Jamie Love is now a leading digital marketer based in London. He manages the digital marketing for numerous brands for a nationwide fitness company. With multiple entrepreneurial triumphs under his belt, a public profile, worldly experience and strong passion to succeed, there is no stopping him. And with a bod like that, who’d want to?
The most eligible bachelor from East Kilbride is comedian Craig Hill, who’s taken a shitload of shows to Edinburgh and appeared on an Australian show called Cracker Night, which sounds sensational. In fact, he’s been on tons of shows in Oz, which leads us to believe he’s pretty big Down Under. So wouldn’t you like to know if he’s actually BIG DOWN UNDER? Thank you, we’re here all week! Tip your waitress.
Remember on Will & Grace when Karen Walker rifled through a woman’s handbag, examined her driving licence and declared that they looked “a little bit like Omar Sharif”? Well, the lady in question… was not Omar Sharif Jr. But if it had been, she’d have been right on the money. Grandson of the famous Egyptian actor, Sharif Junior is known for being one of the first openly gay men in the Arabic world. He’s also a model, actor and activist and is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew and Yiddish. Much more importantly, he won the Attitude Inspiration award in 2016 and mentioned in his acceptance speech that he’d rather have 72 experienced lovers in Mykonos, than 72 virgins in Paradise. Cheeky!
Bulgetastic Australian bobsledder Simon has officially retired from sport, which means he’s going to have to find something else to slide on or… down. Ahem. Could that be you? Based on his jaw-dropping shoots for Attitude in the past, we’d certainly hope so. He’s just moved to London too, so on your marks… get set… phwoar!
To quote Cilla Black (may she rest in peace); “Here’s our Graham.” We love the Irish funnyman, so much so that during our teen years we’d risk getting grounded by staying up until 11pm to watch V Graham Norton on a school night. These days Graham’s a bit less risqué on the television, so we’re hoping that he saves his freaky business for the bedroom instead. Especially since that beard (as in actual facial hair not a pretend wife) he’s sporting nowadays makes us feel tinglier than his Betty’s Finger vibrator ever could.
The first openly gay NFL player EVER, Michael has now retired from the game for the foreseeable future. We’re sure he still has a fair bit of energy for tackling tight ends off the pitch though. We’d make some more American football-related puns here if we knew anything else about the sport, but we don’t. So… fin.
The Millennial Carrie Bradshaw, except a much, much better writer (he wears far less clothes than SJP though). Head honcho at gay gossip blog Cocktails & Cocktalk, there’s nothing this boy doesn’t know about salacious celebrity news, scene stars and (by the looks of that bo-dayyyy) putting in the hours at the gym. We couldn’t help but wonder whether this one was single, and he is. Score!
Take a spin in Robert’s fast car — he’s head of comms at Jaguar and is busy working on his own bat cave to store his collection of bikes. In his role, Robert works hard to drive through marketing campaigns for both Jaguar and Land Rover that are both brilliant and diverse.
After a string of homophobic abuse on a summer’s day, artist Paul Harfleet decided enough was enough and set about fighting back in the best way he knew how. With pansies. The Pansy Project is a way of dealing with bad memories by planting a single pansy at the scene of a homophobic attack. The project has taken root with flowers being planted all over the world and a beautiful book, Pansy Boy, due out this summer.
Yorkshireman Jonathan graduated from The Royal Ballet School, winning the Kenneth MacMillan Choreography Award at the age of 16. But don’t call him Billy Elliot because these days he’s hung up the ballet shoes and instead choreographs fantastic productions such as 1984 and Kes — both here and in the US.
As associate editor of one of the most successful magazines in the world, Glamour, James’s life isn’t just showbiz parties and wardrobes groaning with designer threads. There are also the celebrity pals. We’re kidding! Running a magazine is tougher than a McQueen bustier. Trust us, we should know. Apart from turning out a fantastic read every month, James also spends about six months of the year organising the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Phew!
This Leicester lad has done it all; from making women’s “bangers” look bangin’ on How to Look Good Naked to show Brits that Chinese food is so much more than greasy takeaways. Next up you can catch him “mincing the boards” on a new tour called Gok Wan: Naked and Baring All. Does anyone get the feeling Gok likes nudity?
Since coming out in an interview with KaleidoScot, the former swimmer from Dunblane has been an advocate for LGBT+ visibility in sport. He announced his retirement from swimming in 2014, having competed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Cremin is now a patron of LEAP Sports, a charity for breaking down the barriers that prevent LGBT+ people from participating in Scottish sports.
Well, his ticketing website describes him as a “globetrotting laughter master” and frankly, we’re not going to try to top that. He’s a very funny man (which is good, because he’s a comedian) and his Twitter bio states quite bluntly, “Don’t need disclaimer, I’ll say what I want.” Ohhh, we love a maverick! He’s also featured in our Attitude Heroes podcast this month. During which he mentions that he’s surprised that our editor-in-chief hasn’t already started stroking his penis. See? We told you he’s a funny man.
Would you turn down a glass of Pinot Noir with Titus? We certainly wouldn’t. This is the man who steals every scene of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt he’s in, which is a hard thing to do considering that he’s starring alongside both Carol Kane and Jenna Maroney herself, Jane Krakowski. The man can sing, he can make you laugh, so wouldn’t you like to find out what his other talents are? We’ll bet 100 bugs that you would!
It’s Grim up north. Actually, it’s pretty Grim everywhere because Grimmy is literally…. everywhere. He’s on the radio, he’s in the clubs, he’s at Fashion Week, he’s on the telly… we’ve even seen him in Topman Oxford Circus buying a pair of Converse hi-tops. Boys have been waking up to Nick’s soothing tones since 2012 when he became host of Radio 1’s Breakfast Show, but wouldn’t you like to wake up with him for real? We know we would.
Gustavo used his steely determination (and maybe even his steely good looks) to climb to the position of managing director of consumer products at Saban — the company that brought us Power Rangers. Before that he was a big cheese at the House of Mouse, bringing his product expertise to The Lion King and Winnie the Pooh franchises. However, these days the high-flying exec is busy reinventing himself as a hotelier after buying an old farm in Puglia, Italy. Start booking your next holiday now…
Lord of the Thighs Solomon Golding is an artist of The Royal Ballet. He began his dancing career aged 10 and was a finalist on Young British Dancer of the Year. His dancing credits include The Sleeping Beauty, during which he pirouetted his way through the show as a very sexy Puss-in-Boots — meow!
Another Radio 1 DJ! Well, us gays certainly seem to have set up shop at the Beeb haven’t we? Scott Mills has a fab taste in music, he’s dead funny and, um, the bridge that crosses the M3 at Fleet services was officially named the “Scott Mills bridge” last year. There’s even a commemorative plaque to make it clear that you are crossing the Scott Mills bridge. Who needs the Golden Gate Bridge when you can scoot across the Scott Mills in a Corsa?
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And with a Willy Wonka-worthy chocolate empire under his belt, Master Young is a tasty morsel that’s difficult to refuse. His handmade creations are the talk of the confectionary world — just like his epic moustache. If you can’t take home the man himself, just pop into one of his shops and pig out instead.
The gay community has a strong history of effective HIV activism, a tradition Greg Owen is continuing. His campaigning work around PrEP saw him set up iwantPrEPnow.co.uk, a place to raise awareness of — and access to — HIV-prevention medication. Such was its success, he was credited with playing a huge role in reducing the number of gay men in London being diagnosed with HIV by 40 per cent in a 12-month period.
Handsome West End star Ashley Day has made a name for himself in both classic and contemporary theatre, from The Wizard of Oz to High School Musical. In 2013, he won West End Frame’s Understudy of the Year award for his portrayal of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. And he’s currently making us swoon in five-star hit An American in Paris. Make sure you book a front-row seat to get a proper look. He’s hot.
We’ve got a thing for a boy that can spit bars, so when rapper iLoveMakonnen came out as gay on Twitter, we were thrilled. We were further impressed by the outpouring of love and support for the Atlanta-based artist from his fans in the hip-hop community, one that has traditionally been less-than-perfect regarding gay rights. Times clearly are changing and guys like this are leading the way. Yay!
At only 21, former YouTube sensation and current purveyor of quality pop music Troye Sivan is one of our youngest bachelors. He has probably accomplished more than most of us did by the age of 21 though. Instead of rolling around in parks drinking White Lighting and setting footballs on fire (do not try that at home, it ends in A&E) Troye was busy amassing four million subscribers, competing on televised talent shows in Australia and snapping up roles in movies such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Now he releases dreamy electropop with LGBT+ themes and generally makes everyone else feel unaccomplished. Plus he’s handsome. If we didn’t fancy him so much, we’d HATE him.
Find us one person who wouldn’t want Gandalf to be their boyfriend! You won’t, because you can’t. Darling (Alan Cumming on Sex and the City/Edina Monsoon voice) it’s Ian bloody McKellen for Christ’s sake. He would literally be the Lord of your Ring. Sorry, it was just laying there, we had to. Anyway, just imagine how pleased your mum would be; that’s something to brag about at a charity coffee morning, isn’t it? Plus your X-Men-obsessed teenage cousins would basically worship you. We’re sold.
God save our Glambert! The For Your Entertainment chanteur and sometime Queen frontman is a familiar sight on eligible bachelor lists worldwide and it’s easy to understand why. Dashingly handsome, massively talented and with a wicked sense of glam-rock style, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’d vote off the American Idol runner-up these days. Despite losing Idol, Lambert has since become the first openly gay singer to reach number one in the US album charts, so we think he’s had the last laugh.
You only need to click on YouTube to discover why vlogger and presenter Riyadh has nearly 300,000 subscribers patiently awaiting his next post. Videos such as “Calling My Childhood Bully” and “Mom Reads Son’s Grindr Messages” are pretty self-explanatory, and have left millions gasping at the Irish star’s cheeky antics. He’s busy shooting a six-part documentary for the BBC called Queer Britain and plans to make 2017 the year he finds his Prince Charming…
Gentlemen start your engines — retired Strakka racing driver Danny Watts is one of very few publicly out British racing drivers. He came out as gay earlier this year and now focuses on coaching young up-and-coming Formula One aspirants in the junior divisions. Life in the fast lane means Danny is a hard one to pin down, but don’t let that put you off, he’s worth going a few extra laps for.
Now here’s a man who definitely smells as good as he looks. Mexican architect-turned-perfumer Carlos channels his love of history and design into incredible scents that tell a story and turn heads. His brand, Arquiste, is one of the most exciting names in niche perfumery and with a hunk like Carlos at the helm is it any wonder?
You might have to take a trip Down Under to snag this Melbourne stunner, but it would be well worth the long-haul flight (and think of the air miles). Reece has modelled for fitness and fashion brands all over the world — and even appeared on Ellen twice in just his UNDIES. But these days he’s turned his love of fitness into a successful career as a certified naturopath, or herb nerd, as he puts it. He dispenses advice on YouTube as The Garden Pharmacist and has concocted a vitality tonic called Dose.
Declan McKenna rose to fame in 2015 after winning Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition and is known for being as politically engaged as he is talented. His first single, Brazil, criticised the awarding of the World Cup to a country with deep-rooted poverty and inequality. His second single and break-out hit, Paracetamol, was widely applauded for its focus on how trans teenagers are misrepresented in the media. But you never know, if you manage to snap him up, he might write you a love song.
Labour politician Peter Kyle became MP for Hove and Portslade in the 2015 general election. That’s pretty good going considering he left school without any qualifications. He previously spent time as an aid worker in Eastern Europe, where he helped young people who’d been affected by the political instability of war. He’s basically a hero — and we love him.
Now, Wentworth Miller is most famous for being smoking hot and covered in (sadly fake) tattoos on US TV drama Prison Break. But what you might NOT know is that his first acting role was in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer way back in 1997, where, clad just in a pair of Speedos, he turned into a giant fish monster and scuttled down a drain. Oh, and he’s also gay. Did we mention the “being smoking hot” part already? Well, in Miller’s case it bears repeating: HE IS SMOKING HOT.
First things first; they’re French gay twins. If that’s not enough reason to make you slip off your seat, then get this; they’re also successful entrepreneurs and devilishly handsome ones at that. Don’t bother trying to pick just one, just marry both of them. It works for the Mormons, why wouldn’t it work for you?
He’s single and he’s Ready for Your Love. That’s a reference to his feature on that Gorgon City track in case you didn’t know. But you should know that, because MNEK is a majorly talented force in the music industry. He even worked on Beyonce’s Lemonade, so he’s probably got her phone number. Or at least her email address. Seriously, if that’s not reason enough to marry the man, we don’t know what is.
He’s a poet and he definitely knows it, considering his work won the 2012 London Poetry award. It would be a bit weird if he didn’t, wouldn’t it? Anyway, he’s also an ambassador for the Spirit of London awards and we reckon he probably writes a banger of a love letter on Valentine’s Day.
Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen became Finland’s first openly gay elite athlete, when he came out in a 2014 interview with Yle, a Finnish broadcasting company. That his reasoning for coming out was to protest Russia’s anti-gay laws before the Sochi Olympics only makes us love him more. As a result of his heroism, he was rightly named the country’s sports role model of the year for 2014. And yes, before you ask, gay marriage is legal in Finland.
Hola guapo! Gorgey ol’ Oriol here is a self-described “global nomad,” meaning that the Spanish native gets to travel el mundo and write about it for LGBT+ community app Moovz. He’s also cute as a button, with big chocolate brown eyes and a smile that could make even Katie Hopkins’ shrivelled heart facsimile melt. Currently based in London, but with plans to head off to Barcelona and then even further afield, you’ll need to move fast to bag this hombre!
Another millennial wunderkind, a quick glance at Tyler Oakley’s Wikipedia page tells you that he is, deep breath, “an American YouTube and podcast personality, humourist, author and activist.” Much of his activism had been dedicated to LGBT+ youth — including the prevention of suicide — and queer rights, as well as social issues including health care and education. Oakley regularly posts material on various topics, including queer politics, pop culture and humour. So there you go.
Wham, bam thank you flying Dutchman. Jeffrey is a gymnast from the Netherlands who recovered from an accident in 2006 — breaking both ankles — then went on to win a clutch of medals for his country. He specialises in floor exercises and vaults. Can we play leapfrog?
An associate at international law firm K&L Gates, Aritha has been quoted as saying: “by being visible, LGBT+ leaders send the message to LGBT+ youth that being themselves is not a detriment to their careers.” It certainly hasn’t let it stop him by the look of things! Did we mention he’s dreamy looking, too? Some guys really are the whole package. If only we worked for UPS.
Ezra Miller’s rise to fame has been nothing short of astonishing. As well as portraying The Flash on the big screen, he played traumatised outsider Credence in last year’s Fantastic Beasts film and will be seen in Justice League later this year. He identifies as queer and is outspoken about the need to protect the environment. How could you not love him?
You can’t really translate sign language to the written word (and we were told that breaking out the felt tips and doing a bit of doodling is “not real journalism,” humph) so just know that we are currently signing the following sentence: “Nyle DiMarco, deaf, sexually fluid winner of America’s Next Top Model and all-around gorgeous creature is your future husband.” Oh, and he’s an activist, teaching and promoting ASL. What’s the gesture for two thumbs up, again?
Activist, organiser and educator, DeRay McKesson is leading the new civil rights movement he helped to create across the US. The Baltimore native is a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement and has helped re-engage thousands of people with a political system that’s left them feeling abandoned. His activism through social media has helped him become one of the most influential voices in the grass-roots movement to end police violence.
Native New Yorker and silver fox Mr Varrecchia is the daddy you always dreamed of. A quick peek at his Instagram (@anthony.varrecchia) will show you why. That beard! Those muscles! That smouldering glare! Plus he can ride a bike hands-free while drinking a hot coffee and wearing a large, furry hat. I mean, that’s all you really need in a husband, isn’t it? Yes. Yes, it is.
Tommy’s parents gave him his first camera aged 14. Three years later his work was being published and exhibited internationally. If that nugget of information makes you hate him just a little bit, then one look at those brown eyes will turn that hate into love. Also, get over your insecurities. From working on film sets in Hong Kong to documenting nightlife in Glasgow (where he lives), Tommy is one talented photographer.
Sink your Pink into Glyn Fussell! Wait, no, that doesn’t sound right. How about “feast your eyes on Glyn Fussell”? That’s better. Also known as GlynFamous (we love a pun), he’s one half of the glitter-encrusted duo behind aforementioned mad queer nightlife monolith Sink the Pink, as well as Saturday night screamer Savage Disco and summertime pop festival Mighty Hoopla. You’d never be short of wild date-night options with this Bristolian belter.
Everyone loves Airbnb. Staying in someone else’s fancy crib in Barcelona or Istanbul, poking around inside their fridge and thumbing through their record collection — it’s a dream come true. Except when they get sniffy because you booked with your BF. And that’s why handsome Frenchman Matthieu set up MisterB&B, now the largest gay hotel group in the world. Same principle, extra peace of mind and more chance to bond with your landlord down at the local gay bar.
If you’re the kind of person who’d prefer to spend your holiday up a mountain, rather than on a beach, you might want to check out Galway-born Gavan Hennigan. The extreme adventurer and ultra-runner has spoken candidly about his battle with alcoholism, and now does all he can to raise awareness about mental health issues. Later this year, he plans to row across the North Atlantic, solo and unsupported. He is fundraising for the youth mental health charity Jigsaw Ireland. *swoon*
Actor Jussie Smollett rose to fame in TV series Empire as Jamal Lyon, a role which won him praise from the critics. Smollett graced the cover of Attitude with supermodel Naomi Campbell and spoke candidly about what it’s like to be gay in Hollywood. He’ll also feature in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant later this year. We can’t wait.
The Walking Dead universe may be more famous for portraying zombies with bits hanging out of their torsos but it does also have its fair share of hot guys. Daniel Newman certainly added to the ranks when he joined the cast in the latest season. The 36-year-old actor got even hotter in our eyes when he announced he was #OUTandPROUD in a heartfelt video in March. Also, check out his cover shoot in the 2017 Red Hot Calendar. *faints*
King in the charts and king of our hearts, Olly Alexander is a lovely bundle of infectious enthusiasm and sensational pop music sensibilities. As frontman of band Years & Years, he’s been supplying us with top-quality tunes written about real queer experiences, never making any secret of being a happy and openly gay man. He’s also got the face of an angel crossed with baby Bambi. We just wanna eat him up!
He’s just an all-American boy singing about the All-American Boy he fell in love with. After becoming an overnight web celebrity following the release of his first single, Steve is a young queer singer in big demand, due to both his talents and his Bel Ami-style good looks. Don’t believe us? Check out his previous work as an underwear model. Swoon. We don’t know how he’s still single, we’re just glad he is.
Some people claim to watch the Olympics for the sport. They are liars. The more honest among us will tell you we actually watch it for the man crumpet, with Amini Fonua being one such hot, buttery piece of bread. A swimmer from the Friendly Islands of Tonga, he caught our eye during the 2016 Rio games. After an emergency Google, we hungrily lapped up his Twitter feed; a selection of hot topless selfies and LGBT+ advocacy. Who needs a medal when you could win a prize like Amini?
The Teen Wolf cast has definitely introduced us to some foxy gay guys, with the foxiest being Mr Charlie Carver! Charlie came out in early 2016 via a touching Instagram post addressed to his fans. He wrote that his reason for going public was that he wanted to be the successful gay role model that his younger self had needed to look up to. Bless. We’d love to look up to Charlie too, albeit in slightly different circumstances. Camp credentials: he was a cast member on ridiculously soapy serial Desperate Housewives, alongside his twin brother Max. Thanks to DH creator Marc Cherry for your services to gay men everywhere in locating this absolute diamond of a guy. Oh, and for giving kooky ol’ Teri Hatcher another crack at showbiz.