Friday, April 20, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan take a stand for LGBT rights in the Commonwealth

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reaffirmed their commitment to championing LGBT equality around the world.

The royal couple met with representatives from the Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN), a leading Commonwealth LGBT rights group, during a youth forum to mark the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

The organisation, which was established in 2013, works to champion LGBT equality around the Commonwealth, where 36 of 53 member states still criminalise homosexuality

Activist Jacob Thomas, who won a Queen’s Young Leaders award for helping to reduce LGBT suicide rates in Australia, said that Harry and Meghan expressed clear support for LGBT equality during the encounter.

Their comments come at the younger generation of British royals continue to use their position to reach out to the LGBT community. The newfound willingness of the Royal Family to embrace LGBT causes demonstrates that LGBT acceptance is not a political issue, but one of basic human rights. 

A few days ago, UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, urged Commonwealth nations to overhaul anti-gay, and the olympic diver Tom Daley called on Commonwealth countries to decriminalise homosexuality.


The royal couple will wed at Windsor Castle on May 19