Prince William Is Now The First Royal To Be Pictured On The Cover Of An LGBTQ Magazine
Prince William in the latest issue of LGBTQ magazine, Attitude, spreading an important message.
BY BRIE SCHWARTZ | Jun 16, 2016 | Culture
Prince William just made history as the first member of the royal family to be featured on the cover of an LGTBQ magazine.
In the latest issue of the leading gay British pub, Attitude, Wills had a candid conversation with nine members of the LGBTQ community who have felt persecuted because of their preferences.
"No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason and no one should have to put up with the kind of hate that these young people have endured in their lives," Prince William told the magazine.
"The young gay, lesbian and transgender individuals I met through Attitude are truly brave to speak out and to give hope to people who are going through terrible bullying right now," he added.
When HRH Prince William met Attitude: Take a look at our behind the scenes footage with the future King of the United Kingdom meeting with @mrmatthewtodd and members of the LGBT+ community to hear their experiences of homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic bullying. The full video is on attitude.co.uk @kensingtonroyal Videography by @jondean_ photography by @leighkeily
William, an advocate for charities that help people coping with mental health issues, lauded those he hosted in his home, saying he was encouraged by "their sense of strength and optimism," adding those qualities "should give us all encouragement to stand up to bullying wherever we see it. You should be proud of the person you are and you have nothing to be ashamed of."
Earlier this week, William and Kate paid their respects to the victims lost in the Orlando shooting by signing a book of condolence at London's U.S. Embassy.
Attitude editor Matthew Todd told People, "He put us all at ease despite the fact that we were talking about some intense and sometimes harrowing things. He was absolutely passionate, compassionate and relaxed. Someone got upset during the conversation and he said, 'It's okay to cry. You can cry and be strong.'"