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Attitude Heroes

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Attitude magazine interviews 12 of its all-time heroes for a landmark series of podcasts. Attitude Heroes is sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK. And Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Bonus ep: Gok Wan reveals how he came out to his parents with the help of an unsuspecting boyfriend

TV host and fashion guru Gok Wan recalls the "horrific" first meal his family shared together after he brought a boy home. Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

3mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Marc Almond discusses growing up gay, schoolboy sexual experiences, and X-rated Soft Cell work

In episode 10, editor-in-chief Matt Cain chats to musician Marc Almond. A former winner of Attitude’s Icon Award, Marc discusses growing up gay in northern England, his sexual experiences as a schoolboy, and the X-rated work of his early career in Soft Cell. He also shares his experience as the victim of slut shaming, and comments on the state of the gay community today. Marc’s story is riveting and his opinions insightful. You won’t want to miss them!Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

8 Oct 2017

Rank #2

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Our next guest reveals the childhood trauma that preceded his global musical superstardom

Our next guest has been a musician for almost 40 years , has sold 30 million records worldwide and released more than 20 albums as a solo artist.Here, one of the most iconic stars of the late 20th century reveals how childhood trauma at home and at school shaped all that was to come.Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

4mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #3

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Rugby star Gareth Thomas talks growing up as a closeted gay man, the first time he had sex and how he came to accept himself

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Attitude is interviewing some of its heroes for a landmark podcast series.In episode nine, editor-in-chief Matt Cain chats to former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas. He discusses growing up gay in rural Wales, his long struggle to accept his attraction to men, and the pressure he experienced when he publicly came out as gay. He also reveals new details about his first sexual experiences and his early adventures on the gay scene.You may think you’ve heard Gareth’s story before but he’s never spoken about it so intimately. Don’t miss our most explosive podcast yet!Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 7mins

10 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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Bonus episode: Our next guest talks about coming out in sport

The next guest on that Attitude Heroes podcast is on fine form: candid, passionate, and perfectly happy to talk dirty. In this clip, he talks about his first sexual experience with a man.Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

6mins

27 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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Mark Gatiss talks coming out, LGBT history, and political correctness in the gay community

In episode eight, editor-in-chief Matt Cain chats to writer, comedian and actor Mark Gatiss. He discusses growing up gay in County Durham in the 1970s, his long-standing love of Doctor Who, and his earliest sexual experiences with both men and women. He also reveals his initial discomfort on the gay scene and how he met his husband on an early gay dating website.Mark’s interview is both entertaining and insightful. Don’t miss it!Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

13 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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Bonus ep: Mark Gatiss recalls how he came out to his family

In this exclusive bonus episode, actor, comedian and novelist Mark Gatiss recalls how he came out to his family in his 20s - and reveals how they reacted to the news. Look out for our full podcast with the League of Gentlemen and Sherlock star coming soon!Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

3mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #7

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Michael Cashman talks Stonewall, '80s homophobia and making EastEnders history

In episode seven, editor-in-chief Matt Cain chats to former actor, activist and now member of the House of Lords, Michael Cashman. Michael discusses his role in co-founding LGBT+ rights charity Stonewall and his work to improve gay rights across the EU during his time as an MEP. He also chats about playing the first gay character in EastEnders, his involvement in the first gay kiss in British soap history, and the homophobia this unleashed from the media in the 1980s. Michael’s interview is fascinating and insightful. You won’t want to miss it!Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

16 Jul 2017

Rank #8

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Bonus ep: Michael Cashman on the trauma of his partner being outed by the press

In this exclusive bonus episode of Attitude Heroes, the British Labour politician and former actor discusses the trauma his late partner Colin suffered after being outed to his own family by the press. Look out for our full podcast with Michael Cashman coming soon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

4mins

6 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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Julian Clary talks camp, comedy and living through the Aids crisis

In episode six, editor-in-chief Matt Cain chats to comedian and author Julian Clary. Julian discusses the homophobic bullying he experienced as a child and how he played up his campness in his early performances as a form of fighting back. He also explains how he avoided becoming infected with HIV in the 1980s and how he coped with the death of his partner from an Aids-related illness. Julian’s interview is both moving and fascinating. You won’t want to miss it. Attitude Heroes is produced by Wisebuddah and sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, which welcomes the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK, and also Jaguar. For more product information please visit jaguar.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

18 Jun 2017

Rank #10