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Je Suis Fatty Gay

Healthy, happy and free, it’s the end of a story — and the start of another

Five years ago, on 16 November 2011 my life changed forever when I walked into a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. I came to lose weight, all extra 10st of me, overcoming a problem which had plagued me since I was five years old.

From that age I had compulsively stuffed food into my face until I was sick, or until I passed out, eventually until my weight was such that I was a figure of fun at school and, once I was a grown man out on the gay scene, of revulsion. No friend or family member, doctor or therapist I came across could help or understand.

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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.