Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Honor Pride Month on Instagram

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared a celebratory message in honor of Pride Month (June) on Instagram this morning.

Back in April 2018, a month before they got married, Meghan and Harry were voicing their eagerness to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in their work with young people across the world. At the Commonwealth Youth Forum, they spoke with activist Jacob Thomas, who was recognized for working to reduce the suicide rate amongst LGBTQ+ people in Australia.

Thomas revealed to People that his work resonated with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “Miss Markle said, and these were her exact words, ‘This is a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality,'” he said.

Thomas added, “Prince Harry said that what was so amazing was that ten or so years ago, we wouldn’t have been having this conversation and how incredible it was that we now were.”

The Sussexes also spoke to LGBTQ+ activist Jonah Chinga from Kenya at the event. “Both Prince Harry and Miss Markle said they would put LGBT issues at the front of their work,” he told reporters, per People.

This year, Harry also backed the charity Mermaids, which supports transgender and gender diverse children in the U.K. He invited the organization’s CEO to a meeting with other leading charities “on the front line of mental health work in the U.K,” royal correspondent Hannah Furness reported for The Telegraph.

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