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Bullied at school for his love of Madonna and Kylie, Stuart Edmonds has shaken off the shame he was made to feel and is now celebrating his joy through the podcast, Unflopped
PHOTOGRAPHY MARKUS BIDAUX // AS TOLD TO TIM HEAP

Growing up as an effeminate boy in Dundee in the 1980s was pretty tough. My home life was comfortably middle class but school was a different story. Scotland has a kind of macho culture when it comes to boys, and I just didn’t do any of the things that people expected little boys to do, such as play football. The things I liked were not considered acceptable by many people — and one of those was pop music.

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