Britain’s Prince William stands up for LGBT youths
Britain’s Prince William has urged young LGBT to not “put up” with bullying.
The Duke of Cambridge, who is the first royal to grace the cover of gay magazine Attitude which is out today (15.06.16), thinks lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths should be “proud” of who they are and stand up for themselves if they are faced with abuse.
He told the magazine, which was founded in 1994: “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. Their sense of strength and optimism should give us all encouragement to stand up to bullying wherever we see it.
“What I would say to any young person reading this who’s being bullied for their sexuality: don’t put up with it. You should be proud of the person you are and you have nothing to be ashamed of.”
Matthew Todd, editor Attitude, insists the prince – who is married to the Duchess of Cambridge – has made history as a royal by appearing in the magazine and doggedly campaigning for LGBT youngsters who have suffered bullying.
He said: “During my time as editor of Attitude I have met parents whose child has taken or lost their life after being bullied for being LGBT+ or even just perceived to be LGBT.
‘I am very happy that the future King of The United Kingdom agrees this must stop and I would urge parents in particular to raise their voices in their communities to ensure that every school protects – really protects – all children.”
Attitude has featured Liam Payne, David Beckham, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Lady Gaga and Prime Minister David Cameron on its cover.