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Analysis We were all pretty unimpressed when George Shelley’s wish not to have his sexuality labelled was ignored by much of the mainstream media. But what purpose do labels serve in 2016? And why does the media still use them?
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‘George Shelley comes out as bisexual’ was the headline most of us read in February, minutes after the Union J singer posted his ‘coming out’ video. But fans quickly chastised the media for ignoring his disapproval of labels. “It’s a little bit old fashioned and that’s why I’m not going to label it,” he said. “I’ve had girlfriends that I’ve loved but I’ve also had boyfriends. It shouldn’t be a big deal.”

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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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