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R U Coming Out?

WE LOOK AT HOW YOU TACKLED THE WHOLE COMING OUT THING

REECE MAYCOCK, 36, SURREY

To understand why my coming out moment was different to what you hear from most people, I need to explain the background to the story and go back to when I was about 12 years old and at school.

Our homework for the day was to get our parents to write down what they expected from us when we grew up, who and what they wanted us to be, which was to be sealed and left unopened until the teacher read them out in class. My mum loved being involved with stuff, and jumped at the chance of writing down exactly what she expected from me. The teacher began reading them out; someone’s mum wanted their daughter to be an artist, someone’s dad wanted them to be a solicitor, someone’s parents wanted grandkids, I’m sure there was one who said they just wanted their kid to tidy their room!

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The Orlando attack is one of the most violent acts perpetrated against a gathered group of queer people in the West. Attitude presents a passionate analysis of the event, with guest writers from the Latin, Muslim, Christian, Black and Trans communities asking the question: What have we learned from Orlando? Elsewhere in this issue: Three years before Stonewall… there was the riot at Compton’s cafeteria in San Francisco. Attitude commemorates 50 years since the queer community fought back against an oppressive police force. 20 years of Girl Power. Spice Girl Emma Bunton recalls the highs and lows of life as part of the world’s most famous girl groups ever. Out gay Iraqi activist Amir Ashour on why he’ll never stop fighting for LGBT liberation in his homeland. Pop’s new sensation Shura on why she doesn’t want her music compartmentalized as a queer artist. Willam reveals why he has no love for RuPaul’s Drag Race.
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