Kletus Cliff Joannou@cliffjoannou

Writer. Fighter. Diva. Clubber. Listener. Lover. Friend. Brother. Sista. [and Editor in Chief at Attitude mag to pay the bills...]

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Kletus Cliff Joannou

Yesterday’s #AttitudePrideAwards were the best yet. Uplifting, inspirational, moving, emotional, shocking, sad, happy... THEY WERE EVERYTHING! Thank you to all our wonderful guests and award recipients, host @drranj, our sponsors @united and @sleepeezee without whom it couldn’t happen at all and the incredible @attitudemag team that work miracles to pull it all together. I’m still glowing from it. 💛🌈 THE PRIDE AWARD WINNERS WERE:

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1. Kenneth Macharia and Bristol Bisons RFC, who are fighting Kenneth’s deportation to Kenya, where homosexuality is outlawed.
2. Harry Brewis, the gamer who raised hundreds of thousands for under-fire trans youth charity Mermaids.
3. Lyra McKee, the journalist and activist who lost her life in an act of senseless violence in Derry, Northern Ireland in April this year. (Collected by her partner Sara Canning)
4. Charlie Craggs, the trans activist who’s changing hearts and minds one manicure at a time through her pop-up beauty salon ‘Nail Transphobia’.
5. Andrew Moffat, the teacher behind the LGBTQ-inclusive ‘No Outsiders’ lessons currently being subjected to homophobic protests from parents.
6. Michael Gunning, the gay professional swimmer representing Jamaica, where homosexuality is outlawed.
7. Lucky Roy Singh, who was forced to live as a woman to marry the man he loved and now campaigns against forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
8. Three Lions Pride, the LGBTQ England football fan group who defied Russia to fly rainbow flags at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
9. Finlay McFarlane, the rape survivor using his voice to speak up for male victims of sexual assault.
10. Keshav Suri, the hotelier at the forefront of the battle to decriminalise homosexuality in India.
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#attitude #pride #lgbt #lgbtpride #lgbtq #gay #lesbian #bisexual #gaypride #transgender #activism #unitedpride #lgbtcommunity


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To serve and protect... 👮‍♀️ or ready to raid the Stonewall Inn again? 🙀

@nycpride 🌈 #newyorkpride #worldpride #lgbt #lgbtq #gay #pride #stonewall50 #stonewallriots #celebrate #lovewins @thestonewallinn


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I’m beyond proud to finally get these covers out! A MASSIVE THANK YOU to EVERYONE who worked tirelessly to make this happen. From our editorial and design team, to @gomezdevillaboa for his phenomenal eye for a photo, and to all those who joined us to take part in this project: Pride In Love. 🌈❤️ 50 years after the Stonewall riots and 25 years after the first issue of Attitude was published, more than 50 LGBTQ people and allies proudly show their love on the cover of Attitude’s special Summer Pride issue, supported by the GREAT Britain campaign. Download and order globally now or email attitude@attitude.co.uk to get the cover of your choice delivered to your door, with free postage and packaging. #PrideInLove #Attitude25 #Stonewall50
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Photography: @gomezdevillaboa
Photography assistants: @luxxshoots, Elena Molina, Pedro Fernandez
Editor-in-Chief: @cliffjoannou
Interviews: @tomstichbury & @trjheap
Makeup and grooming: @krishairstylistsmith & @shamirah_makeup
#stonewall #attitude #lgbt #lgbtpride #pride #gay #lesbian #bisexual #transgender #stonewallriots #pridemonth #lgbtcommunity


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Are 🍊the new 🍈? Feeling fruity in the orange groves at @atzaro_hotel. I miss the sunshine! 🌞
#atzaro #Ibiza #paradise #sun #sunshine #summer #nature #life #peace #relax #friends #fun #love #life #travel


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My new favourite person ever, and another wonderful interviewee who was brave enough to talk about his demons and open up about his inspiring journey. ‘Swan Lake’ star @sammsalter covers Attitude’s July issue, cover 2 of 2. The dancer in @matthewbourne13’s acclaimed all-male ballet talks sexuality, sobriety, and the rocky road to self-acceptance 🖤🦢 __________________________
Photography: @jenny__brough
Fashion: @josephkocharian
Interview: @cliffjoannou
Sam wears @dsquared2
Location: @belmondreidspalace
#swanlake #attitude #ballet #samsalter #lgbt #gay #dance #balletdancer #dancer #stage #pride #lgbtpride #sobriety


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HOT DADDY ALERT!
@talesofthecity star Murray Bartlett leads Attitude’s new July issue, cover 1 of 2! 🌈❤️ The former @lookinghbo fave teases what’s in store for Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver and co. as he takes over the beloved role in @netflix’s 10-part revival of @thearmisteadmaupin’s iconic queer series. New issue out now.
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Photography @gmvaughan
Fashion: @josephkocharian
Interview: @trjheap
Grooming: @amandawilsonmakeup
Murray wears @belstaff and @dune_london
#lgbt #talesofthecity #netflix #gay #pride #armisteadmaupin #murraybartlett #looking #lgbtpride #tv #gaycommunity


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My big fat Greek Cypriot momma, sat next to a gay man, trans woman, and a glamazon drag queen listening to me give a speech on stage at @attitudemag 25th anniversary party in the #LocarnoSuite at @ukforeignoffice. If that’s not a sign of progress I don’t know what is.
#attitude25 #LGBT #gay #Pride #mum #family #sister #nieces #friends #lovewins


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