Matt Cain is an author, journalist, producer and LGBTQ+ rights activist. He has been a producer for ITV, he was Channel 4's first Culture Editor, he was Editor In Chief of ATTITUDE magazine 2016-18 and has written for The Times, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Daily Mail, Telegraph and the Express. He has been a judge for the Costa Book Awards, the Polari First Novel Prize, and continues to judge the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. He has been nominated for Stonewall Writer of The Year and won Diversity In Media Journalist of the Year Award in 2017. He is an ambassador for both Manchester Pride and the Albert Kennedy Trust and is a patron of LGBT History Month. Bolton-born, he now lives in London.