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R u Coming Out?

WE LOOK AT HOW YOU TACKLED THE WHOLE COMING OUT THING

TOM CARR, 24, BEDFORD

I have always been addicted to the sporting lifestyle: the competitiveness, the thrill of a victory and even the pain of defeat. However, one part I despise is the homophobia that often entrenches it. It doesn’t get to me as much as it used to, but growing up in that environment while still in that closet is a time I’ll never forget.

I first realised I was ‘different’ when I was 15. I was gazing out the window in French class when a handsome man walked through the school gates. He was around 17 or 18, and his shirt was slightly undone. I was completely captivated by him, and it was at this point that it dawned on me. Looking around the classroom, I realised I also found some of my classmates attractive. It was almost as if that moment had unlocked a part of my brain. It took me a few more years to realise the enormity of those few minutes.

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The Red Issue of Attitude marks World AIDS Day on 1st December, and one of the world’s most successful gay actors Zachary Quinto appears on the cover, with an exclusive interview and shoot. Inside we have an 18 page look at the chemsex problem which has emerged in London’s gay community, and we interview YouTuber Tyler Oakley, legendary broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, pop breakout star Fleur East and author Hanya Yanagihara. Also with the download, you’ll get Attitude’s special Screamers, a 58 page supplement devoted to the horror films and TV shows we know and love.
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