Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Attitude > Issue 273 > Books




Straight Jacket —How to be Gay and Happy is the part-memoir, part-wellbeing support guide by Matthew Todd, the former editor of Attitude. In it, he takes a look beneath the shiny façade of contemporary gay culture and gets to grips with the issues of growing up queer in a hetero-normative world. Often citing real-life stories known to him personally, the author addresses problems around internalised toxic shame, validation-dependency, alcohol and substance addiction, and compulsive sex, as well as depression. Conversational yet comprehensive, the book is laid out across three main sections, covering shame, escape and recovery. Thought-provoking, challenging but ultimately redemptive, Straight Jacket is one of the most important British books to be published on the subject of LGBT+ mental health. And no, we aren’t just saying that. Non-judgmental, clear and impeccably researched, this is a book that will improve lives, as well as — it is to be hoped — save some.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Attitude - Issue 273
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Issue 273
Or 549 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 1,08 per issue
Was €21,99
Now €13,99
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3,22 per issue
Or 349 points

View Issues

About Attitude

The Orlando attack is one of the most violent acts perpetrated against a gathered group of queer people in the West. Attitude presents a passionate analysis of the event, with guest writers from the Latin, Muslim, Christian, Black and Trans communities asking the question: What have we learned from Orlando? Elsewhere in this issue: Three years before Stonewall… there was the riot at Compton’s cafeteria in San Francisco. Attitude commemorates 50 years since the queer community fought back against an oppressive police force. 20 years of Girl Power. Spice Girl Emma Bunton recalls the highs and lows of life as part of the world’s most famous girl groups ever. Out gay Iraqi activist Amir Ashour on why he’ll never stop fighting for LGBT liberation in his homeland. Pop’s new sensation Shura on why she doesn’t want her music compartmentalized as a queer artist. Willam reveals why he has no love for RuPaul’s Drag Race.