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R U Coming Out?

WE LOOK AT HOW YOU TACKLED THE WHOLE COMING OUT THING

MITCHEL BROUSSARD, 25, WRITER, LOUISIANA, USA

There’s a specific memory I have of my childhood that makes so much more sense after coming out than it did in the years beforehand. I was probably eight or nine years of age at the time, and I was describing a new kid in my school to my sister with a little too much enthusiasm. I still remember him, too: he had a Devon Sawa circa Little Giants bowl cut, parted down the middle, and an open flannel button down. She – four years older than me, mother of twins now, worldview since widened – asked with the blunt off handedness only someone on the verge of being a teenager could muster, “What, are you gay?”

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Celebrating 30 years in the music industry, as they release their new album Super, the Pet Shop Boys cover the new issue of Attitude. Inside, we have the gay Booker Prize winner Marlon James, hunky teacher/model Pietro Boselli, musical theatre star Ben Forster, and a preview of the BFI Flare film festival. There’s a feature on the history of punk, and gay readers introduce us to their mums (ah!) Elsewhere in this Style issue, get up to date on the best of the high street, and what’s on trend this spring/summer.
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