Monday, 23 April 2018 23:05

Prince Harry and Megan take a stand for LGBTQ rights

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Prince Harry and his fiancée Megan Markle attended the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London last week. LGBTQ rights were discussed and the princely couple took a stand towards our community.

“Miss Markle said, and these were her exact words, ‘This is a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality,’” Jacob Thomas, who won a Queen's Young Leaders award for work in reducing the suicide rate in the Australian LGBTQ community, told reporters.

He added: "Prince Harry said that what was so amazing was that five or 10 years ago we wouldn't have been having this conversation and how incredible it was that we now were. He said he would put the issue at the forefront of his work."

Know that at present there are still at least 36 countries, which criminalize same-sex relationships in the Commonwealth so there is still work to be done. British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting:

“I am all too aware that these laws were often put in place by my own country. They were wrong then and they are wrong now," May said.

It's nice to see Prince Harry and Megan Markle taking a stand for LGBTQ rights.