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Travel Ski Special

Lots of gay men claim to hate sport and have no interest in football, cricket or rugby, other than possibly ogling macho guys in tight clothing. But winter sports — and skiing in particular — are rather different. So here is the Attitude beginner’s guide to enjoying yourselves on the slopes

piste —as usual

IN POLES POSITION: You may not be this good but, as they say: practice makes perfect

The concept of enjoying, or even taking part in, winter sports always seemed unlikely. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a massive fan of water sports, but I do exclusively mean peeing in the shower. I’m not a sports fan (ask anyone who’s ever been within a 10-mile radius of me) but after being invited to European Gay Ski Week a couple years ago I decided to challenge myself. Terrified, and with an insurance policy in place, I enrolled in a beginner’s ski class. And I loved every single, exhilarating second.

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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.