Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have added aiding LGBTQ issues to their list of commitments.
On Wednesday (18 April), they met with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum.
The event was part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. LGBTQ issues have been at the forefront of it, thanks to All Out’s project on the first day. They projected messages calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth nations on prominent London buildings.
It helped prompt British Prime Minister Theresa May to apologize for these harmful laws and call for reform.
A matter of human rights
While speaking to Jacob Thomas, who won a Queen’s Young Leaders award for helping to reduce the LGBTQ suicide rate in Australia, Markle was nothing but supportive.
Thomas recalled: ‘Miss Markle said, and these were her exact words, “This is a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality.”‘
According to reports, Prince Harry echoed her sentiments.
‘Prince Harry said that what was so amazing was that 10 or so years ago, we wouldn’t have been having this conversation and how incredible it was that we now were,’ Thomas concluded.
The couple also told him they wanted to prioritize LGBTQ issues following their May wedding.