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30 LGBT people, places and things you need to know: Lewis Hancox

2016-07-04
While there still may be a long fight for equality ahead, and tragic events like Orlando proving that homophobia is still prominent in today’s society, there’s also plenty to be happy about, and so many reasons to be hopeful for the future. In Attitude’s July Issue – available to download and in shops now – our editor Matthew Todd marks his final issue at the helm of the magazine with his list of 30 people, places and things that makes us happy. And because frankly the national mood could do with a lift this week, we’re giving you a peek at a few of the people, places and things that made the list – up next it’s… Lewis Hancox Lewis Hancox is a Facebook comedian, YouTuber and trans activist from St Helens, on Merseyside, who you may recognise from Channel 4's groundbreaking 2011 documentary series My Transgender Summer. He’s currently putting together a series of comedy shorts for Channel 4’s online platform All4. Last year, he told the Liverpool Echo: "I’m happy to be trans and known as such, but eventually I would just like to be known for my talents as a filmmaker, actor and writer - as me." Aside from his comedy, he’s a patron of the National Diversity Awards and LGBT Switchboard London. You can follow his channel at facebook.com/MrLewzer. You can read Lewis' feature, along with the other 29 people, things and places that make us happy in Attitude’s July Issue, available to download now from pocketmags.com/attitude and in shops now. Print copies are available to order globally from newsstand.co.uk/attitude. will cover small   More stories: Gay YouTube star Calum McSwiggan caused his own injuries following arrest, police say London commuters stand up to homophobia in public and it’s amazing – WATCH