The Attitude March issue is here, and Max Harwood is ready to take on the world with his first-ever acting role. No pressure that it’s playing the lead in the film adaptation of the hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
In a world exclusive first print editorial and interivew - available to download and to order globally now - the 23-year-old newcomer sets out his stall as one of Britain's brightest young LGBTQ screen stars, opening up about his own journey to self-acceptance and teasing what's in store for fans of the smash-hit West End musical when Disney big-screen adaption hits cinemas later this year.
"My friend works in a secondary school and she did a session on LGBTQ+ people and played the Jamie trailer", Max says. "That would never have happened with me at school.
"It’s so important that educators are being inclusive of all gender identities, just to make someone feel seen and for people that don’t feel that way to be aware of the wider world, and, actually, that they exist, and that they are valued.
Max wears top by Prada; trousers, stylist’s own (Photography: Olivia Richardson)
"When things aren’t spoken about, that’s when you feel othered, because you’re, like, 'Oh, I’m not included in the conversation here', and that’s just wrong on so many levels."
Elsewhere in the Attitude March issue, we meet newly-out US rugby player Devin Ibañez, who talks sexuality, homophobia in sport and how his relationship with his London-based boyfriend inspired him to come out to the world.
US pro rugby player Devin Ibañez (Photography: Anthony Grassetti)
Bat to the future: With bisexual Javicia Leslie set to kick some serious butt in her new role as lesbian superhero Batwoman, we give the US actress a hero's welcome as she talks about doing her own stunts and blazing a trail as the first Black actor to play the Caped Crusader
Batwoman star Javicia Leslie
As It's A Sin breaks hearts across the country, writer Russell T Davies, star Olly Alexander and the rest of the cast reflect on the laughter and tears that went into making the Aids-focused ’80s drama.
It's a Sin (Image: Channel 4)
The future of music is here and it’s super queer: We meet some of the most exciting, inspiring and kick-ass LGBTQ+ artists set to revolutionise soundscapes in 2021.
Music's queer future: Zand
It's full steam ahead for TV presenter, train enthusiast (and hot geek) Tim Dunn. Starting 2021 on the right track the 39-year-old host The Architecture the Railways Built, shares some valuable life lessons.
The Architecture the Railways Built host Tim Dunn
Non-binary and genderqueer Ben Chaplin Hayun reveals how the LGBTQ+ community taught them to love themselves.
Ben Chaplin Hayun (Photography: Francisco Gomez de Villaboa)
As the documentary film The Capote Tapes paints a fascinating portrait of Truman Copote, we uncover the truth about the rise and eventual fall of the trail-blazing literary legend.
Truman Capote in 1948, the year his first novel was published
Plus, Darlington and Drag Race UK's finest, Cherry Valentine, allows us to get to know her a little better as this month's Big In a Wig.
RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Cherry Valentine
Meanwhile, in fashion, we're looking on the bright side for Spring/Summer '21 with pops of primary colours and pastels.
Emmanuel wears top by Carlota Barrera, shirt by Bianca Saunders, bucket hat by Lacoste; neck scarf, stylist’s own (Photography: Jenny Brough)
That's alongside all your usual news, reviews, travel and opinion, of course...
Read the full interview in the Attitude March issue, out now to download and to order globally.
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