Attitude marks its December issue with five special covers: Will & Grace star Sean Hayes is featured in addition to Little Mix, the world’s biggest girl band.
Hayes first appeared on our screens as outrageous Jack McFarland in hit sitcom, which returned last year after an 11-year hiatus.
Although out to family and friends since he was 18, Sean didn’t come out publicly until 2010, four years after the show’s first run had ended.
In our new December issue - available to download and to order globally now - the 48-year-old speaks candidly to Attitude about his fears around coming out during the show’s original run, becoming an LGBT+ activist through his work and personal life, and why he’s embracing Jack’s character more this time around.
He says: "I was taught to keep it a secret, I was taught to be ashamed of it. And now that we’re older and wiser, we have to be bigger than that and work against it … But time’s up!
"Time’s up in a different way for the gay community to show the world that we’re OK with ourselves and I’m done taking care of [other people’s] awkwardness around it.”
Meanwhile, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Perrie Edwards - better known as the girl group Little Mix - open up about their brand new LM5 era as they celebrate their return to the charts with a four special edition Attitude covers.
Seven years after beocmiong the first (and to this day only) girl group to win The X Factor, the girls discuss sexism in the music industry, heartbreak, and why it’s important for straight artists to embrace being an LGBT+ ally.
Elsewhere in our new December issue issue, American Horror Story star Billy Eichner talks about gay men in comedy, Milan Christopher opens up about nearly having a breakdown and Strictly's openly gay dancer Johannes Radebe speaks about beating bullies and embracing his sexuality.
Alongside all the usual news, reviews, fashion and travel, we examine why life isn’t absolutely fabulous for all LGBT+ people as we launch a special investigation into the struggles that working class queer people continue to face.
Read the full interview with Sean Hayes and Little Mix in the December issue of Attitude, out now.