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It’s been said that Hull is the only place you can stand outside a Greggs and see another Greggs. It has the reputation of being rough, but it’s been designated this year’s UK City of Culture and was named by the US ambassador to the UK as his favourite spot in Britain. So what is there to entice gay culture vultures to the grey banks of the Humber? Jimmy Baker heads north…

As I step off the train at Hull, the first thing I see are shops selling City of Culture merchandise and branded drapes hanging on almost every lamppost. You could be forgiven for thinking the Olympics are coming to town. The city isn’t hosting the greatest show on earth, but it could be the next best thing.

For its year as UK City of Culture, Hull is offering an astonishing array of events, encompassing the visual arts, music, dance, theatre and film. As we say up North, they’re leaving “nowt” out.

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Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award winning writer and creator of the exciting new TV series When We Rise, is on the cover of the latest issue of Attitude. Elsewhere in this issue: exclusive interview with the cast and creators of Moonlight, one of the most powerful gay films ever. Pop minx Bebe Rexha is ready to take over music. A special report on Kiev, Ukraine and whether it’s ready – and safe – for Eurovision. Travel issue special featuring New York, Ibiza, Paris, Fort Lauderdale, and more. PLUS: ‘Made in LA’, your FREE guide to Los Angeles.