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The Heated Debate

AFTER A RECENT DEBATE OVER ‘FREE PRIDE’ IN GLASGOW, ARE DRAG QUEENS OFFENSIVE TO TRANSGENDER WOMEN?

Yes, drag queens OFFEND transsexual woman. I agree with their decision.

JOANNE WHEELER BLAND, ALABAMA

Drag queens can be very grating; I’d rather there not be any drag queen performers purely for that reason. But some people do like them, so I think it’s silly to totally exclude them because they might slightly o~ end.

RICHARD DANIEL SHINN, WEDNESBURY

Then what’s the point in Pride? It’s not meant to be inclusive of everyone. We are stronger together. Don’t start putting up barriers and pick who’s acceptable and who’s not. It gives out the wrong signals.

SCOTT SMITH, GRANGEMOUTH

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**Download on iPhone to experience a whole new way to read attitude on the go. To sync your purchases to our iPhone app just login to a Pocketmags account in-app on your primary device then login with the same details on the attitude iPhone app.** The Style Issue of Attitude features BBC Business presenter Ben Thompson on the cover, who talks about being gay on TV in our main interview and shoot. Inside, we chat to the legendary Cyndi Lauper about opening Kinky Boots in London, and musician Mykki Blanco opens up about breaking the stigma around HIV. This month is full of fashion, with spreads from Diesel, F&F and all the best watches on the market. There’s more TV too, in an interview with Andrew Haigh, director of Weekend and Looking, as well as Rebecca Root - the latest transgender actress to star on our screens. We also speak to the London man who was attacked with bleach in Vauxhall, and do a round up of our inaugural Pride Awards.