Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Promise to Prioritize LGBTQ+ Rights

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On Wednesday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry met with delegates of the Commonwealth Youth Forum to discuss issues they’re most passionate about— one of the most salient being LGBTQ+ rights, according to People.

Australian Jacob Thomas, who won the Queen’s Young Leaders award for helping reduce the suicide rate among the queer community in his nation, said that the couple supported his cause.

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“Miss Markle said, and these were her exact words, ‘this is a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality,’” Thomas told reporters afterward. “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.”

Though the couple is busy preparing for their nuptials, they reportedly promised to focus on  supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

“Both Prince Harry and Miss Markle said they would put LGBT issues at the front of their work,” Jonah Chinga, a Kenyan LGBTQ+ rights activist, told reporters.

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