Editor's Letter

Editors letter: GT437 September 2014

No, we didn’t nominate Ollie Locke to do the ALS ice bucket challenge – but we did spend an enjoyable day watching him shower in much warmer water.


And all for your benefit, faithful reader. It’s funny how you forget that a bathroom will quickly steam up with just one person in it, let alone a team of people.

But then, I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time there was more than one person in my bathroom. Unless you count Toby the pug, who still doesn’t understand that the bathroom isn’t some sort of secret escape route. I digress.

Another lovely person joins the ranks of GT cover stars in our 30th anniversary year. I know I seem to be saying that a lot lately, but it really is a joy to work with these people and Ollie was no exception. And I’m sure you’ll see all the selfies from the day appearing on social media shortly, if not already by the time you read this.

It’s also refreshing to hear someone talk about bisexuality so openly, that often overlooked letter in our ever expanding list (did ‘QUILTBAG’ ever stick? No. I can’t think why...) And, if they’re happy rolling around in a pair of briefs, why, everyone’s a winner!

Another celebration of multi-letter history this month, in the form of Pride, a movie that you HAVE TO SEE. We speak to the men behind the film this issue, and look out for cast chats throughout the month (due to pesky print publishing deadlines).

Me, personally, I’m celebrating the fact that it’s autumn. Christmas is coming, some fantastic treats are heading your way and we’re bringing it all directly to you, starting this issue. Only slightly less subtly than pouring it over your head.