Prince William speaks out against homophobia on gay magazine cover

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Prince William Adorns The Cover Of Attitude Magazine

Prince William just doubled down on his support for LGBT rights.

Almost a year after becoming the first member of the British Monarchy to speak out on the matter, the 33-year-old is taking his action a step further in a profile and cover for U.K. gay magazineAttitude's July issue.

"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 told the magazine, according to a statement. "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."

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Princess Eugenie of York at the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner December 9, 2014 in New York City. The event is created to support scholarships and bursaries for students from under-privileged communities and investment in the university's media and science faculties, sports centers and lectureship in American literature. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Princess Eugenie of York at the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner December 9, 2014 in New York City. The event is created to support scholarships and bursaries for students from under-privileged communities and investment in the university's media and science faculties, sports centers and lectureship in American literature. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to guests as she attends the Innovation is GREAT reception on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to guests as she attends the Innovation is GREAT reception on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during their visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, view the Memorial Reflection Pool during their during a visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Carl Court - WPA/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gaze at a commemorative installation during a visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on December 09, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are given a tour by Joe Daniels, center, President & CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and view the remains of Fire Dept. of New York Ladder 3 during a visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on December 09, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Richard Drew - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits the National September 11 Memorial Museum with her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on December 9, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk past the 'Hall of Faces', which contains photos of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks, during a tour to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on December 09, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Doug Mills - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during their visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: The flowers left by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are pictured at the Memorial Reflection Pool after their visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum on December 9, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she watches an art performance as they visit The Door/City Kids Foundation on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 9: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge talk with a girl while they visit the organization 'The Door' and the City Kids Foundation in New York, December 9, 2014 in New York City. The Door is a more than 40-year-old program that serves disadvantaged youth in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wait for the start of a performance during their visit to The Door on December 9, 2014 in New York City. The Door provides services to disadvantaged young people. The royal couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge take part in an art class as they visit The Door/City Kids Foundation on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge helps to wrap Christmas presents during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, greets children during a visit with Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York, to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helps to wrap Christmas presents during a visit with Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York, to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helps to wrap Christmas presents during a visit with Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York, to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge helps to wrap Christmas presents during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, greets children during a visit with Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York, to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helps to wrap Christmas presents during a visit with Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York, to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled her inner New Yorker on Dec. 8 when she stepped out in a black trench coat with white detailing along the cuffs, collar, and back for a day at the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, New York.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Dinner date! Prince William escorted his ladylove to dinner at a private residence in Gramercy Park in New York. Kate donned a classic lace black cocktail dress for the occasion on Dec. 7. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

Talk about a stylish entrance! Kate and Will didn't let the winter chill in New York get them down on Dec. 7. The duo was beaming as they arrived at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City to kick off their three-day U.S. visit. Kate looked stunning in a plum coat with black detailing, which showed off her pregnancy curves. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk past the 'Hall of Faces', which contains photos of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks, during a tour to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on December 09, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Doug Mills - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits the National September 11 Memorial Museum with her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on December 9, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge look at damaged tridents from the base of the North Tower during a visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on December 09, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Doug Mills - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose with basketball player LeBron James (R) backstage as they attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge take a tour of the lobby of One World Trade Center after a visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on December 09, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. ( Photo by Shannon Stapleton - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose with basketball player LeBron James (R) backstage as they attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo (L), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves after attending the conservation reception at the British Consul General's Residence on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C on Monday. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, greets children during a visit with Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York, to the Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R), leaves with Chirlane McCray, the wife of the current New York mayor, after visiting Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also meeting President Barack Obama in Washington D.C today. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during their visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 9, 2014 in New York City. The event is created to support scholarships and bursaries for students from under-privileged communities and investment in the university's media and science faculties, sports centers and lectureship in American literature. (Photo by Jason DeCrow - Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (3R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) look on during a tour to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on December 09, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess' first official visit to New York City. (Photo by Doug Mills - Pool/Getty Images)
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The internationally recognized magazine has been published in the wake of the United States' largest gun massacre in history, which targeted a gay nightclub Sunday in Orlando, Florida, during its Latin night. Prince William and his wife Kate signed the U.S. Embassy's book of condolences for those impacted by the shooting.

"You should be proud of the person you are and you have nothing to be ashamed of," William said.

"During my time as editor of Attitude I have met parents whose child has taken or lost their life after being bullied for being LGBT+ or just perceived to be LGBT," Attitude's editor Matthew Todd said in the statement. "I am very happy that the future king of the United Kingdom agrees this must stop."

In 2013, Queen Elizabeth was applauded for speaking out against discrimination, but criticized at the same time for avoiding any talk of sexual orientation. "We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, color, creed, political belief or other grounds," her charter read, International Business Times reported.

But William has taken on bullying as one of his core issues throughout his recent advocacy work. William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry lead the Heads Together initiative, a campaign determined to end stigma associated with mental health. He invited members of the LGBTQ communities along with Attitude to speak with him at Kensington Palace about the mental health consequences of bullying.

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