pride-awards

Attitude reveals inaugural Pride Award winners in new issue

2015-06-23
We’re thrilled to announce that the brand new issue of Attitude, available to download now and in stores tomorrow, sees our inaugural Pride Award winners revealed for the very first time. In this 21st birthday issue of Attitude – our biggest ever, at a whopping 214 pages – we pay tribute to 12 ‘extraordinary ordinary’ people who we feel best embody the spirit of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride. We feature them on our special gatefold cover, and we’ll be honouring them in person this Friday night at the first Attitude Pride Awards, presented with Delta Air Lines and hosted by Alan Cumming. 259_COVER_FINAL Our wonderful winners in full: Jonathan Blake, an original member of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), the group featured in the hit film Pride. Asifa Lahore, a Muslim drag queen whose glamorous aura is coupled with a serious drive for LGBT activism. George Montague, Brighton Pride ambassador and ‘oldest gay in the village’. Duncan Craig, Founder and Chief Exec of Survivors Manchester, supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Christian Webb, LGBT awareness in schools campaigner. Ayla Holdom, RAF Search & Rescue Pilot and transgender activist. Moud Goba, UK Lesbian & Gay immigration Group support worker and community activist. Jonny Benjamin, mental health campaigner. Emmanuel Okoghenu, Albert Kennedy Trust Ambassador. Matthew Naz Mahmood-Ogston, of the Naz and Matt Foundation, building bridges between the LGBT and religious communities. Toni Hogg, Manager and counsellor at Antidote, the LGBT Drug and Alcohol Service.  Mena Houghton, who since the death of her gay son Mark has become an outspoken activist against homophobia. It’s a diverse and inspiring group, each with their own important story to tell, and we’re so proud to be able to give them an opportunity to do just that. You'll hear more from our winners in their own words during Friday's event, so stay tuned. 259_Group shot Elsewhere in this massive issue:
  • Fans of manband Collabro are in for a treat, as the boys strip off for a very racy shoot,
  • Drag icon RuPaul deconstructs the real meaning behind blokes in wigs,
  • ‘Same Love’ singer Mary Lambert on her very personal passion for equal rights,
  • Kavana comes clean about his past drug use and life in the closet as a teen pop star,
  • Plus, what better way to celebrate our 21st birthday than to profile 21 young LGBT people who were born in the year the magazine was first published, back in 1994. Their lives, their loves, what being LGBT means to them in 2015 – in their own words.
You can download this very special issue of Attitude now from Pocketmags.com/Attitude or order a copy from newsstand.co.uk/Attitude. It’ll be available in shops tomorrow (Wednesday June 24). attitude