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Letter from the Editor

When I was growing up – let’s just say it was preinternet – we didn’t really have that many ‘openly gay’ pop stars topping the charts.

Actually, park that. Can we talk? I can’t stand the term ‘openly gay’. I think it’s like you’re admitting to some awful thing. It’s definitely harking back to those dusty, no-Twitter days I grew up in, that much is certain. Perhaps it crept in via the tabloids, at a time when they were certainly not as accepting as they appear to be now. Remind me to show you the GT archives at some point – our coverage of red top reporting in the 80s will turn your stomach.

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Olly Alexander, outspoken frontman of the chart-topping act Years and Years returns to GT tell us about his to tell us all about his life since coming out in our pages last year. Also exclusive to this digital edition you will find a behind the scenes video of our photo shoot with Olly, PLUS a gallery of extra images that we could't fit into the print version. Also in this issue: Wedding Special: whether you need to sort your venue, honeymoon or what to wear – we've got you covered. Rugby Union star Sam Stanley and his partner Laurence Hicks. RuPaul's Drag Race: meet all the new queens. Pet Shop Boys. Is Social Media destroying your relationship? Stonewall's Ruth Hunt. Are labels still useful for sexuality? Tiffany Pollard Andrew Hayden-Smith. US soldier turned YouTuber Alex Passarello talks about coming out to and cutting ties with his religious father. Phil Clifton. Travel: Guadalajara, Gothenburg and London'd Langham Hotel. And don't forget all our regular features: Fitness with Charlie King with Chris Jones. Date night with Edd Kimber and the Gastro Gays. The Guyliner. Ask Aled. Michelle Visage. Benjamin Cohen. Modern Family. PJ Brennan. Sex with Josh Sabarra . Positive Luke. Plus enjoy the bonus videos and picture galleries in this digital edition.
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