Can you guess which Royal appeared in a gay magazine?
A famous royal has appeared on the cover of a gay magazine.
Sadly, it’s not Prince William or Harry – but King Felipe VI of Spain – who became monarch in the country in June 2014, after the abdication of his father Juan Carlos I.
The Spanish King appears on the cover of a special edition of gay magazine Ragap, under the heading: “The first Head of State in Spain to listen to the LGBT community”.
The magazine continues: “He is part of a generation that has lived through the persecution of LGBT people and the hammer-blow of HIV, to the beginning of the first collective movements of activism, Pride marches, the germination of gay culture and tourism with Maspalomas, Torremolinos, Sitges and Chueca, and finally the legalization of gay marriage.
“However, there is still much to do, and Felipe VI faces a great challenge.
“For the moment, he is off to a good start. The first official reception for the Monarchy, in which their Majesties invited representatives of civil society, marked a turning point in the approach of the King to the campaigners defending LGBT rights: for the first time, a head of state in Spain listened to demands of activists against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Paco Ramirez of rights group COLEGAS said: “We believe that it’s the first nod to the LGBT community on the part of the new King and Queen, in the wake of the message from His Majesty Felipe VI from a ‘Monarchy renewed for a new time’.
“We believe that recognising the social progress and the diversity of our society can promote a new more modern Spain, diverse and prosperous, where we are all represented, many of us citizens, who up until now, thought we’d been forgotten or ignored.”