Patrick McAleenan

Freelance Writer

I'm a freelance writer for Telegraph Men, Metro, Attitude magazine and top mens' lifestyle online publications - www.theeverydayman.co.uk and www.carlthompson.co.uk Also available for copywriting.

Stonewall Awards Journalist of the Year Nominee 2014

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'The Everyday Interview' with Bip Ahuja | The Everyday Man
It's hard to top having Beyoncé as a fan of your brand but the co-founder of lifestyle brand A Black and White Story, and focus of our latest Everyday Interview, has now done that.
Adidas x Porsche Design Introduce the All Black Ultraboost | The Everyday Man
I can't be the only one who has continuously searched for the perfect all black trainer? There has to be a running shoe that's the perfect combination of technical performance,...
'The Everyday Interview' with Matt Townsend | The Everyday Man
Today we launch The Everyday Interview - a new series of '7 questions' interviews with founders, creators, writers, entrepreneurs and big-thinkers making a name for themselves...
About Time: You Tried the MX1000 Workout | About Time Magazine
Who wouldn't like to burn a staggering 1000 calories in a workout? That's the promise with the new MX1000 workout from personal trainer to the stars, Matt Roberts. Is there a...
As a gay man who has safe sex, why can't I give blood?
In simple terms, as a gay man, I can't donate my blood unless I can honestly say I have abstained from sex for a period of 12 months. Now, I've had dry spells in the past but...
The Everyday Interview with the founder of Fresh Fitness Food | The Everyday Man
My friends all know that the one thing they should never buy as a gift is a cookbook. I love food and eat well but I don't like cooking. I wish I did and should make more of an...
The Everyday Interview with the dude who founded Jimmy's Iced Coffee | The Everyday Man
I lived in Japan for a year back in the mid 90s and one of my favourite things was buying a can of sweet iced coffee from dispensers that lined the streets near my apartment....
'The Everyday Interview' with the founders of NEAT Nutrition | The Everyday Man
Our Everyday Interviewees are two professional swimmers for Great Britain who swapped the pool for protein. Hands up who hasn't looked at confusing websites selling powders that...
Road Test: The 2016 Ford S-Max Titanium Sport 2.0 | The Everyday Man
If you'd asked me a month ago to name five brands I would consider in the search for a new car, it would go something like this: Audi, Mini, Jeep, Mercedes and Jaguar. So far,...
Perfect Weekend: 48-Hours in Courmayeur | About Time Magazine
SHARE ARTICLE / There can be few things more spectacular than driving out of the Mont Blanc Tunnel at sunset to be greeted by the majestic sight of iconic Mont Blanc, in all its...
Jude Law joins Lexus to live 'The Life RX' | The Everyday Man
Cars and cinema have had a long and mutually adoring relationship since the Aston Martin first appeared in a Bond movie. Ads are newsworthy cinematic events and been the...
Tails of the deep
Are men afraid of transgender women?
The existence of transgender women pose a threat to this concept of masculinity. If something so highly valued and prized can be cast aside, then it suggests that thing might...
Meet the 'Leukaemia Warrior' waging a public battle with cancer
Bolin decided to write about his experience as a way of dealing with the diagnosis. Despite having only blogged for three weeks, his site, FabianBolinCancerWarrior, has caught...
Why is it not OK for gay men to look gay, Mr Armani?
One wonders if he has given his press advisors the elbow recently or if he simply feels that his reported £5bn fortune gives him carte blanche to say whatever the hell is on his...
Is it really harder for gay sportsmen to come out?
The night his wife left him, he dressed in his best grey suit issued by the Welsh Rugby Union and headed to the swimming pool of his home, set upon drowning himself. It's hard...
It's time gay relationships were part of the school curriculum
The NUT's Christine Blower has called for all parties to 'show their commitment to tackling discrimination' The motion reads: "Conference believes that schools should be places...
There's no conversation quite like telling your mum and dad that you're gay
This period pre-dates the internet, omnipresent social platforms and websites like rucomingout.com , which provide invaluable support to people who are on the cusp of coming out...
Why aren't schools doing more to stop gay pupils being bullied?
The report found that 55 per cent of respondents had experienced some form of bullying. Of those, 99 per cent said they had been bullied by other pupils, with 60 per cent...
Why being gay doesn't pay
The findings feed into some antiquated sexuality stereotyping. The usual factors that prevent straight women climbing the corporate ladder - flexible working needs and maternity...
Homophobia taints the British Asian community
"She wasn't angry and suggested he see a psychiatrist to try and find a cure for his sexuality." Two days later, Dr Mahmood fell to his death from a balcony in West Hampstead. A...
Generation Z think they know it all. They're so wrong
The study, of 2,000 UK residents, including 1,000 16-24 year-olds, found that 71% believe young adults are more 'worldly-wise' now than in previous generations and 80% of 16-24...
Why I decided to become a nude life model
Ever since Adam reached for a fig leaf, males have been covering their modesty to a greater or less degree. And despite the occasional flash of male flesh in the media, from...
Tom Daley: Why do so few men admit to being bisexual?
As a gay man, I have mostly avoided dating bisexual men, but perhaps that's because I fell in love with one once. (He's now married. To a woman.) Or perhaps there's another...
Why aren't more gay men becoming parents?
It doesn't help that 80pc of us believe our sexuality is a barrier when considering adoption or fostering, while two in five lesbian, gay and bisexual people say they consider...
Have we stopped taking HIV seriously?
The latest National Aids Trust figures also revealed that 21,900 people in the UK are unaware they are infected with the virus. Every one of us, gay or straight, is aware when...
Why does society still have a problem with camp men?
"Straight acting looking for straight acting." Look at the gay section on any dating website and that's frequently the first sentence of profiles. I find it perplexing. Sure,...
Eurovision: Have we finally learnt to accept transvestites?
The couple I earwigged at my local Tesco's used 'he' a few times during their conversation when referring to Wurst. Wrong again. With transvestite people, you use the pronoun of...
The name game: Celebs need to take it seriously
Of all the names they could have chosen, what was the inspiration behind North West? What is it with celebrities and headline-grabbing names for their newborns? One wonders what...
Why I decided to give up hangovers
On the nights I did drink, I drank a lot. I've been told I can handle my booze. I put it down to being Irish. I didn't fall over and I was never abusive or rude. In fact, I'm...

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