BRITAIN: Prince William Denounces Homophobia

At an event honoring his late mother, today Prince William condemned homophobia and anti-LGBT bullying. From the Daily Mail:

During an hour-long training session William vowed that if he saw anyone bullying a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender‎ person he would step in and confront the abuser after comforting the victim. ‘I would try to confront, to tackle the person. I usually find myself right in in the middle of problems so that’s pretty much where I’d be,’ he said during an LGBT session where participants were asked to stand on one side if they would comfort the victim, on another if they would confront the perpetrator, or at the back if they would adopt another strategy. ‎His support for confronting the homophobic bully was hailed as the ’embodiment’ of Princess Diana’s legacy and a landmark moment by Tom Broughton, 17, who had told the Duke of Cambridge how an anonymous online stalker had urged him to kill himself after he came out as gay when he was in his final year of secondary school.

When Prince William married in 2011, an anti-bullying group was listed among the couple’s charities for the public to donate to rather than send wedding gifts.