charlie king featCharlie King has posed for the cover of Attitude’s special edition teen magazine aTEEN.

The digital-only issue has been launched for teens and young adults, with a mixture of celebs, pin-ups, and insights into issues affecting young LGBT people.

Inside, the former TOWIE star, who came out publicly last month (October), appears over a 13-page spread and has written a heartfelt ‘coming out diary’ in which he talks frankly about his struggle to come to terms with his sexuality.

“It’s fair to say I have spent way too long denying myself of my true feelings,” the 29-year-old writes.

“I have learnt so much about myself this last year since leaving The Only Way is Essex that I feel it’s time to open up and talk about mt struggles to identify with who I am and actually be comfortable with it.”

Union J’s Jaymi Hensley has also posed for the cover of aTEEN, and inside talks candidly about sex education and the need for young guys to take safe sex seriously ahead of World AIDS Day next month (December 1) – take a look at his cover here.

The launch issue also includes interviews with Tom Daley and The X Factor’s eight-piece boyband Stereo Kicks, while Dr Ranj from This Morning answers readers’ sex questions and debunks your sex myths.

aTEEN comes free with the latest digital issue of Attitude – The Pop Issue – and you can also download the full 190-page, ad-free special edition magazine separately to you mobile, iPad or tablet device for £1.99 at pocketmags.com.

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