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R U Coming Out?

We look at how you tackled the whole coming out thing

GINA DENHAM, 52, COMMUNITY POLICING TEAM SGT, ESSEX

I remember being just five and feeling “right” when I put on girl’s clothes while playing with a cousin. Those feelings grew and at the age of 12, I was angry and jealous of the girls at school who were starting puberty. My feelings didn’t change. I watched a programme called Sex Change when I was a teenager and realised it could have been about me. I tried to block the feelings out and later got married and became a father. In 1993, I joined the police service and threw myself into the job — it became my focus.

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About Attitude

This issue, our Attitude Awards winners take the spotlight. TV star and Man of the Year Wentworth Miller, trans model icon Andreja Pejic, comedian Alan Carr, breakthrough pop star MNEK, most stylish man winner Pietro Boselli, and gay rights activist Omar Sharif Jr. all feature on six collector’s edition covers. Plus, there are interviews with Attitude Award winners Spice Girl and honorary gay Geri, LGBT ally Beverley Knight, Active Award winners Team GB, actress Amanda Barrie and acclaimed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child director John Tiffany.