As June ushers in Pride Month around the world, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are carrying his late mother Princess Diana's activism forward. Princess Diana worked tirelessly to eradicate the stigma of HIV/AIDS patients in the '80s, contradicting public fears of how the disease is transmitted by shaking the hands of patients at a time when people were terrified to do so. The royal couple took to their official Duke and Duchess Instagram account to shine light on several leading nonprofit organizations that continue the fight for the rights of the LGBTQ community.
"Continuing with our tradition to rotate the accounts we follow based on causes and social issues that matter to us: For the month of June we 'proudly' shine a light on PRIDE," they wrote. "This month we pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community - those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future. We stand with you and support you. Because it’s very simple: love is love."
The post is accompanied by artwork from Ruben Guadalupe Marquez and photos from the accounts that the Duke and Duchess are putting a spotlight on this month: Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, Sage USA, AKT Charity, Stonewall UK, It Gets Better Project, PFLAG, Matthew Shepard Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation and pages for Pride and LGBTQ. Bravo to them for continuing to raise awareness!
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