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Dear Aled. I guess there’s no easy way to say this – my ex-boyfriend has started self-harming. I know this because, well, he told me about it. He said he needed to get it off his chest, but now I feel fucking awful about it – he’s been on a bit of a downward spiral since we broke up a few weeks ago. He promises me it won’t happen again and he’s going to get help, but I can’t shake the feeling of guilt and responsibility. And I’m worried about trying to help him too much with this, because if I go ‘running back’ then he might think that I’ll do the same thing if he self-harms again. Not only that, but I’m terrified now about what he might do if I try and move on with my life or meet someone else. Actually, saying that out loud makes me sound really selfish, but I just don’t know what to be doing or feeling right now. Do you have any advice? From JH

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It’s been 25 years since the National Theatre first staged Angels in America - the most important play to come out of the 20th century. In our world-exclusive interview and shoot with the cast of Angels in America, debuting at the National Theatre this July, we discuss the political and cultural parallels between then and now, the evergreen relevance of Angels in America and the importance of coming out and living with pride. Elsewhere, TOWIE’s Charlie King, who is also our resident fitness guru, gets you festival ready with a focus on upper body workouts, and James Haskell, former Gay Times cover star and international rugby icon, takes us through the new fitness craze, F45. Also, gay sex in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city; Steps take us through their 'gay-tastic' new album; homophobia in football; men who make money from men they barely know; Lucie Jones sticks her hand in our sweetie jar; Romy and Michele turns 20; Megan Mullaly on Karen Walker; and Todrick Hall on Broadway. The issue is packed - as usual - with opinion, travel, style and fitness.
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