Go behind the scenes of Laith Ashley's Attitude cover shoot

Summer is officially here, and we’ve decided to celebrate with not one, but two stunning new cover stars, in the form of American model Laith Ashley and British canoeist Matt Lister. 26-year-old Laith has been adjusting to fame since signing to a model agency and becoming one of the first transgender models to feature in a national US campaign. Having struggled with his gender identity for years, he tells us how therapy helped him conquer his inner demons, as he poses for a glorious new shoot by Bruce Weber. With our June Issue finally hitting shops today (May 25), we thought we'd celebrate with an exclusive behind the scenes look at the shoot in New York City, which sees Laith stripping down - and heading skyward - on a Big Apple rooftop. You can read Laith’s stunning pictures in the new issue of Attitude, available to download now from, in shops, and to order from Also in Attitude’s June Issue, alongside all your usual news, reviews, fitness & travel:
    • Queers & the cuts: In a special feature marking a year of Conservative majority rule, we look at the toll austerity is taking on the LGBT community.
    • We catch up with US pop starlet Ariana Grande as she releases her hotly anticipated third studio album.
    • Titan of musical theatre Bernadette Peters looks back over a glittering career as she prepares to return to the UK – and tells us why she has no time for diva behaviour.
    • The Fifth Harmony girls talk boys, gay pride and X Factor as they continue to take over the airwaves with the fruits of new album 7/27.
    • We meets the stars of Holding the Man, the most powerful gay romantic drama since Brokeback Mountain.
    • Mathew Horne spills the T on playing gay in Sky’s detective series Agatha Raisin.
    • MTV’s Maya Jama sees whether she can pass for a homo in How Gay Are You?
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