Matthew Todd is editorial director of Attitude magazine and was editor between 2008 and 2016. He is the winner of two Editor of the Year Awards from the British Society of Magazine Editors and was Stonewall journalist of the Year 2011. His play, Blowing Whistles, has been performed all over the world and this year his first book, Straight Jacket, about how shame still damages the lives of LGBT people was published by Bantam Press. It has been described as ‘game changing’, ‘ground breaking’ and ‘life saving’. Sir Elton John has said ‘it is an essential read for every gay person on the planet’.