Prince William Says It’s “Absolutely Fine” If His Children Are LGBTQ+
Prince William fully supports the LGBTQ+ community and also mentioned that he has absolutely no issues if any of his children come out as gay.
In this century, people have started to become more and more accepting towards the LGBTQ+ community. They have started to accept them as humans and as a part of this society. Many laws have been made to support their rights and make them feel like they are important and worthy too. In previous years, this particular community did not have many rights as people were not open to the idea of someone who identified as gay or lesbian.
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Ahead of the annual #prideinlondon parade and in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, The Duke of Cambridge visited Albert Kennedy Trust (akt) to learn about the issue of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, and the positive change that akt are enacting through their unique prevention and early action approach. The Duke met people supported by akt, and spoke to staff about the services they provide including the ‘Purple Door’ safe house, LGBTQ+ ‘host’ (or carer) services, in-person and online mentoring programmes and a range of youth engagement activities. Among the people The Duke met was Faz, an akt Young Ambassador and trans Muslim man. Faz lost his parents when he was younger and was living with extended family, but had to leave home after they reacted badly to him coming out as trans. akt helped support Faz, and he was one of the first people to move into Purple Door. Swipe to see Faz speak about how akt helped him, and see more from The Duke’s visit. Almost one quarter of the 150,000 young people facing or experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+, and 77 per cent of those cite rejection or abuse from their families as what has led them to being so. akt has provided over 250,000 nights off the street and supported over 50,000 LGBTQ+ young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Today The Duke officially opened akt’s new services centre in Hoxton, which will host drop-in sessions for young people and grow its youth engagement offering. The Stonewall uprising took place in New York on June 28, 1969, and is seen as the moment that sparked the modern LGBTQ+ movement around the world. Pride marches around the world will be recognising the anniversary, including Pride in London, where akt staff and supporters will be marching. @aktcharity #LGBTQ #Pride
The Duke of Cambridge visited Albert Kennedy Trust (akt) to learn more about the issue of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness. He was asked how he would react if George, Charlotte and Louis told him they were gay. He replied
“I think you really don’t start thinking about that until you are a parent and I think – obviously absolutely fine by me.”
William was only worried about how others would take it as people sometimes do get harsh and pass on hateful comments. It’s the first time that someone from the royal family has opened up and talked about sexuality. He seemed very supportive and had positive views overall about the community.