Nyle DiMarco is changing world. And when the 27-year-old model and winner of America's Next Top Model
and Dancing with the Stars
isn't working to better the lives of deaf people, those living with disability and LGBT people, he's starring in powerful campaign ads
for the future (we hope) President of the United States.
In Attitude's October issue – available to download now
and in shops now - Nyle candidly discusses his life as a deaf, sexually-fluid man, and how he's using his platform to help a generation of young deaf people for whom access to basic sign language education is in no way guaranteed.
To celebrate the end of a long hard week, we thought we'd share an exclusive new picture from our shoot with Mr DiMarco's, photographed by Jenny Brough. So without further ado...
In the accompanying interview, Nyle tells us: "I’m fortunate, because our [deaf] community is so small, which means that there is more diversity. One of my best friends growing up is now a drag queen … In the deaf community everybody accepts everybody else because that’s who you are, you’re part of that community and that’s our safe space.
"We’re comfortable with our identity, it’s something I’ve never been embarrassed about."
Meanwhile, if you need 13 other picture-based reminders as to why Mr DiMarco is one of the world's finest men, click here
You can read our full interview with Nyle and see his exclusive new shoot in the new issue of Attitude, in shops now and available to download now from pocketmags.com/attitude. Print copies are available to order from newsstand.co.uk.
Also in Attitude’s October issue
, alongside all your usual news, reviews, fitness & travel:
What’s life really like for LGBT people of faith?
Get the look for less: Recreate the best celebrity looks from London Fashion Week
- In a theatre special, we meet the young out and proud stars of the National Youth Theatre as the iconic drama group celebrates its 60th anniversary.
- Former Game of Thrones star Gethin Anthony talks playing gay in Westeros and his new role as infamous – and sexually ambiguous – criminal Charles Manson.
- Fear the Walking Dead‘s Colman Domingo tells us all about life playing one of the hit zombie series’ most electrifying gay characters.
- We catch up with fabulous pop females AlunaGeorge and Rebecca Ferguson as they prepare to release new music.
- Eurovision winner Jamala she reflects on life for Ukraine’s LGBT+ community as she looks ahead to next year’s competition.
- Syrian refugee and LGBT+ activist Subhi Nahas shares his uplifting story of strength and strife in the fact of war and oppression.
- As Black History Month gets underway, we examine the new generation of black LGBT+ role models inspiring today’s young people.
- Iconic ’80s star and friend of Boy George Marilyn shares the lessons learnt from a life well-lived.
- We chat to French actor Geoffrey Couët, one of the two stars of new romantic gay drama film Theo & Hugo.
- Male model Oliver Cheshire talks us through his favourite trends for Autumn/Winter 2016.
- We catch up with RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Alyssa Edwards (and attempt to finally find out her secret) in new monthly feature ‘Big in a Wig’.