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Prince William’s Attitude cover is “overwhelmingly” successful

Prince William made history when he became the first member of the Royal Family to appear on the front of an LGBT magazine.

He is about to make history again as the July issue of Attitude is “overwhelmingly” on track to become the most successful yet.

“Early indications are that it will be one of our best-selling issues and has been overwhelmingly well received.” said a spokesperson for Attitude

“We have also received many letters, emails and tweets in support of this issue.”

Prince William spoke to the magazine about homophobic bullying, saying: “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.”

The publication came out just after the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, U.S- the worst shooting in the history of the United States.

To further his support of the LGBT community, Prince William invited those who have been bullied to hear and learn about their experiences of being judged based on their sexuality.

 

After the issue was published a spokesperson from Kensington Palace commented: “The Duke of Cambridge is working hard to support the fight against bullying and to help break the stigma around mental health. He has established a taskforce on the prevention of cyberbullying and along with The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is leading the Heads Together campaign on mental health and well-being.

“He knows that LGBT young people suffer unacceptably high rates of bullying and he was grateful to Attitude for facilitating such a serious conversation on this topic. He was moved by the stories he heard and impressed by the positivity and courage of the people he met.”

 

  • HaroldAMaio

    —help break the stigma around mental health
    Your error is all too common: One works to educate people who hold that belief, one does not join them.

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