Prince William will appear on the cover of Britain’s leading gay magazine to speak out against homophobic bullying, the publication has revealed.
The prince, second in line to the throne, is the first member of the British royal family to be photographed for the cover of a gay publication.
The announcement came just days after 49 people were gunned down in a deadly assault on a gay nightclub in Florida.
In an interview with Attitude magazine, Prince William spoke out about homophobic bullying after meeting members of the gay community at his Kensington Palace home to hear about their experiences of abuse due to their sexuality, and the impact on their mental health.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Attitude said gay people suffer disproportionately from mental health issues.
Prince William, 33, was told how bullying had led to low self-esteem, suicide attempts, eating disorders, depression and drug addiction.
In a message to young people being bullied over their sexuality, the Duke of Cambridge said: “Don’t put up with it — speak to a trusted adult.
NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs
KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.
A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.
The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.
Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.
NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.
Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.Follow @gorkhapost