For those of you who haven’t been listening to gay news in June, here’s an update: William, crown prince of the British Empire and Duke of Cambridge, appeared on the cover of Attitude magazine, one of the most influential gay magazines in the world. And now it seems that’s going to be a record issue!
Prince William released a statement after his meeting with Attitude: “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. 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 – speak to a trusted adult, a friend, a teacher, Childline, Diana Award or some other service and get the help you need. You should be proud of the person you are and you have nothing to be ashamed of.”
A spokeswoman of the Attitude stated: “Early indications are that it will be one of our best-selling issues and has been overwhelmingly well received. We have also received many letters, emails and tweets in support of this issue!“