Prince William Becomes The First Royal To Grace The Cover Of A Gay Magazine


Shortly before the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub rocked the LGBT community and the nation as a whole, Prince William posed for the cover of Attitude magazine.

Though this is the first time a member of the royal family has ever posed for the cover of a gay publication, social acceptance for everyone has long been a priority for the Duke of Cambridge.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson told the magazine,

The day of his shoot, William met with nine members of the LGBT community to discuss how being bullied over sexual orientation or gender identity affected their lives, E! News reports.

The 33-year-old shared,

William nudged anyone struggling with harassment for his or her sexuality to open up and “speak to a trusted adult, a friend, a teacher, Childline, Diana Award or some other service and get the help you need.”

When leaders like William make the protection of LGBT youth a priority, tragedies like the one in Orlando become far more avoidable.

Attitude Editor Matthew Todd reportedly commented,

The issue, including the full story of William and wife Kate Middleton's dedication to mental health and well-being through their Heads Together campaign, hits stands June 22.

Citations: Prince William Poses for Attitude, Becomes First Royal to Appear on Cover of Gay Magazine (E! News)