Prince William showed his solidarity on the cover of a gay magazine
Prince William is standing in solidarity with the LGBT community on the cover of the July issue of Attitude magazine. It features the Duke of Cambridge speaking passionately against bullying of LGBT youth in a historic interview.
So, what's the big deal?
Well, for one, Attitude is Britain's best selling gay magazine. Secondly, he's the first British royal to appear on an LGBT publication.
William's mother, the late Princess Diana, was also an LGBT ally and an early supporter of those living with AIDS. He seems to be following in her footsteps.
It's also a big deal because of the timing. Prince William's Attitude cover will be published just a few days after the brutal murder of 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando. Mass shooting, terrorism, straight up murder--no matter what you call it--the fact is the shooting attacked the LGBT community.
For the interview, William met up with Attitude and nine LGBT folks who have fallen victim to abuse due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Here's a glimpse of some behind the scenes footage of the meeting:
Attitude's editor Matthew Todd said having Prince William on the cover sends a major message in the UK and around the world that "homo-, bi- and transphobia is not acceptable."
The cover line truly says it all:
"No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason."
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Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.