Attitude’s February issue hits shops today (4 January), and in it Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black discusses life, love and his hotly anticipated new LGBT drama series When We Rise, which he hopes will inspire a new generation to fight for LGBT+ equality.

Dustin, 42, also opens up about his relationship with British Olympic diver Tom Daley. The pair, who got together in 2013 prior to Daley’s decision to come out publicly, announced their engagement in 2015, and have become one of the UK’s most high-profile same-sex couples.

Asked what people would be most surprised to learn about his Olympic medal-winning fiancé, Dustin says: “I feel like he says everything, he’s such an open book about us. I often read through an interview he’s done and I’m like ‘I can’t believe you just shared that with the world!’

“But I think probably the biggest misconception is that I’m somehow the boss, and the absolute truth of the matter is that he is the boss.

“He makes the plans, he keeps the calendar. I try to keep up but he’s definitely the more organised, stricter one, and I love that.”

You can read our full feature with Dustin Lance Black and see his exclusive shoot in Attitude’s February issue, available to download now from

It’s in shops today Wednesday, 4 January, and print copies are available to order globally from

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