We are delighted to have X Factor
Saara Aalto on our cover this month!
In an exclusive interview, she tells
about her time on the show and what it feels like to be the most
successful female LGBT contestant ever.
"It feels incredible," she told us.
"It's crazy to think that a girl like me can break
Saara also talks about criticism
levelled at the show's producers for "hiding" her relationship with
Meri Sopanen, their engagement, and her attraction to
"I've always known gender doesn't
matter for me. But now, being with a woman, it's hard to imagine
going back to men," she smiles.
Don't forget to check out our
digital issue to see two of our favourite performances from the
in this issue…
How to change the world: From women
Waters shares her thoughts on The Handmaiden, a new film
adaptation of Fingersmith, with Sophie Ward.
Opoku-Gyimah on the importance of self-care
Hill considers LGBT life under President Trump and asks
if hard won rights can be taken away
Beeching wants a New Year's Revolution
Exercise-fearing-femme Roxy Bourdillon road tests the
We reveal the shortlist for the
family and much more!
Our January issue is on sale now at
and in UK stores including most branches of WH Smith and Martin
McColls, and some branches of Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrison's and ASDA from
Thursday 29 December.
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