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Attitude 101: Meet the LGBTQ trailblazers changing the world today

We're shining a rainbow-coloured spotlight on the community in the Attitude 101 February issue, out now.

By Will Stroude

The inaugural Attitude 101 issue is here, and we’re shining a rainbow-coloured spotlight on 100 LGBTQ trailblazers – and one Person of the Year – whose contributions to their fields are changing the world as we know it.

After a difficult year, it’s time to look firmly to the future as we celebrate queer accomplishments from across a range of sectors.

Attitude 101 consists of 10 categories, each containing 10 individuals, and importantly forgoes any kind of ranking; instead highlighting the collective power of our community’s individual achievements.

The categories are as follows: Science, technology, engineering & mathematics; Fashion and design; Sport; Third Sector & Community; The Future (25 and Under), supported by Clifford Chance; Media and Broadcast; Financial & Legal; Arts & Entertainment. Plus a very special Person of the Year, whose achievements in 2020 have set a new precedent for what’s possible for LGBTQ people.

Announcing the inaugural Attitude 101 February issue, Editor-in-Chief Cliff Joannou says: “I know they say you shouldn’t wish your life away, but I’m not alone in saying it feels good to leave 2020 behind.

“So, for this issue we decided to look to the future; elevating and celebrating LGBTQ+ voices by shining a light on the unsung heroes who are making great strides for our community’s visibility just by being themselves.

“These are people who simply by walking into their place of work – be it an office, laboratory, studio, or other – show that sexuality or gender identity is no barrier to success.

“By making the choice to be out at work, each person becomes the best ambassador our community could ask for – a proudly authentic one.”

You can read more about Attitude 101’s LGBTQ trailblazers -including exclusive shoots and interviews – in the Attitude 101 February issue, out now to download and to order globally. But for now, here’s the list in full:

Pete Buttigieg – First out gay man to launch a major US presidential campaign, US secretary of transportation nominee

The Attitude 101 February issue is out now to download and to order globally

Jonathan Bailey – Actor 

The Attitude 101 February issue is out now to download and to order globally

Dua Saleh – Singer, poet and actor  

Ariana DeBose – Actress, singer and dancer  

Javicia Leslie – Actress

Ryan O’ConnellWriter and actor 

Elliot Page – Actor

GottmikDrag performer and make-up artist 

Toby MarlowWriter, composer and performer 

Jericho Brown – Poet and writer

Punkie JohnsonComedian 

Paul McKayScientist and creator of one of the Covid-19 vaccines 

Tim Cook CEO of Apple 

Tom Dawes Body and trim engineer, Bentley

Dr Lucy OkellSenior lecturer at Imperial College London 

Ana ArriolaDirector of Product Design at Microsoft 

Leanne PittsfordFounder of Lesbians Who Tech 

Dr Alfredo CarpinetiChair and founder of Pride in STEM 

Jason Tan LiwagMolecular biologist 

Chris HughesCo-founder of Facebook and philanthropist 

Dr Juani Bermejo VegaQuantum scientist and activist 

Arlo Parks Singer 

The Attitude 101 February issue is out now to download and to order globally

Max Harwood – Actor

Jazz JenningsActivist and reality TV star 

Zareen Roy-Macauley – Campaigner and poet

Beth IngramFounder of mental health service Hearts and Minds 

Blu del Barrio – Actor 

Travis AlabanzaArtist, performer and writer 

AnickResearcher, creative and activist  

Ellen JonesCampaigner, speaker and writer

Yasmin BenoitActivist and model 

Jurriaan Teulings – Photographer and travel journalist 

John TanzellaPresident and CEO of IGLTA 

Alan Joyce – CEO and MD for Qantas

Aron Le FèvreDirector of human rights at Copenhagen 2021, a joint celebration of World Pride and Euro Games in Copenhagen & Malmö

Arnaud Champenois – Senior vice president, global head of brand, marketing and communications for Belmond

Juha Jarvinen – CCO of Virgin Atlantic

Lipian Bongani Mtandabari – Director of Ntsako Travel Africa

Melissa Tilling – CEO for Charitable Travel

Liam CampbellEditor and chief photographer for Elska magazine

Jo RzymowskaVice president and MD for Celebrity Cruises

Gigi Chao – Vice President of Cheuk Nang Holdings Ltd 

Jerry Daykin – Senior media director, EMEA for GSK 

Fabrice HoudartManaging director, Global Equality Initiatives at Out Leadership 

Pierre and Adrien GaubertFounders of myGwork 

Justice Martin JenkinsCalifornia Supreme Court justice

Daniel Winterfeldt QC – Partner, IS Securities, Global Capital Markets, Reed Smith, and founder and chair of Interlaw Diversity Forum

Mohsin Zaidi – Criminal barrister at 6kBW College Hill

Markus CarlsonNational communications manager at Jaguar  

Robert Herd – Head of communications & PR at Land Rover

Krishna OmkarSenior associate at King & Spalding 

Russell T DaviesScreenwriter and creator of It’s a Sin 

Janet MockWriter, director, executive producer and trans rights activist

Amrou Al-KadhiDrag performer, author and screenwriter

Lee MasonCommissioning editor of drama at Channel 4 

Sam FederDirector of Disclosure 

Stephen Holden – Head of Diversity and Inclusion at YouTube 

Zing TsjengAuthor, journalist, documentary host & podcaster 

Carrie LyellEditor-in-chief of DIVA magazine

Ben ThompsonTV presenter and correspondent 

Jerry PortwoodEditorial director of Rolling 

Luke TuffsManager of Ashford Town Football Club 

Hugo Scheckter Footballer care consultant 

Tom DaleyDiver 

Michael Gunning – Swimmer

Matt BishopFormula 1 journalist and author

Amazin LeThi Athlete, author, advocate 

Lendale Johnson USA tennis player

Levi Davis Rugby player 

Collin MartinMidfielder for San Diego Loyal soccer club

Charlie MartinRacing driver, Ginetta GT5 Challenge

Harry LambertStylist 

Aaron PhilipModel and activist 

Dean and Dan Caten – Founders of Dsquared2

Edward Enninful OBEEditor in Chief of British Vogue and European director of Vogue

Ashish – Designer and founder of Ashish 

Ludovic de Saint SerninDesigner and founder of Ludovic de Saint Sernin 

Harris Reed – Designer and founder of Harris Reed

Riccardo TisciChief creative officer of Burberry 

Nicola Formichetti – Fashion designer, editor, founder of Nicopanda 

Jeremy Scott – Creative director of Moschino 

Dame Inga BealeChair of the HIV Commission 

Erica MalunguinhoSão Paulo state assembly member

Sarah McBrideDelaware state senator-elect 

Grand RobertsonDeputy prime minister of New Zealand 

Ritchie TorresRepresentative-elect for New York’s 15th congressional district 

Chris Bryant – Labour MP for Rhondda

Mondaire JonesRepresentative-elect for New York’s 17th congressional district 

Karine Jean-PierreIncoming deputy White House press secretary 

Mhairi BlackSNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South 

Ana BrnabićPrime minister of Serbia

Ethan SpibeyFounder of FreedomToDonate 

Marc Thompson Co-founder of PrEPster and director of The Love Tank 

Michael Kombol – Activist, RuRCHeDI

Jessica SternExecutive director of OutRight Action International 

Greg OwenCo-founder of I Want PrEP Now 

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (Lady Phyll) – Co-founder of UK Black Pride and executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust

Renae Green – Associate director, Transwave Jamaica

June ChuaCo-founder of The T Project 

Ben Kaye LGBTQ+ lead at We Are With You 

Paul KempManaging director at Brighton and Hove Pride 

Find out more about these LGBTQ trailblazers in the Attitude 101 February issue, out now.

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