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Prince William Would Support Kids If They Came Out as LGBT

Prince William Said He’d Be "Absolutely Fine" If Any of His Children Came Out as LGBTQ+

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, although the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

As much as I believe that being a decent human shouldn't be newsworthy, I also believe that, in today's climate, we need to celebrate our wins while we've got them. And our latest victory? Prince William has publicly announced that he would fully support his children if they came out as LGBT.

Again, while I don't think the future king needs a standing ovation for being a baseline good parent, his statement was a valuable step forward.

It came during a visit to an LGBTQ+ charity called The Albert Kennedy Trust, which was set up to support teens facing homelessness because of their sexual or gender identity, and according to the organization, it was "the first visit by a member of the royal family to a LGBTQ youth charity."

According to a reporter in attendance, the prince said he would be "absolutely fine" if George, Charlotte, or Louis came out.

In addition to meeting with the charity's staff, William was there to help open the Albert Kennedy Trust's new YouthSpace.

Tim Sigsworth, the charity's chief executive, helped explain why William's presence was so important:

"In this 30th anniversary year of Albert Kennedy Trust, and as the first charity in the world to respond to the crisis of LGBTQ youth homelessness, today's visit from the Duke of Cambridge is a hugely significant step forward in raising awareness of this important issue."

So although I'd say we shouldn't need to write headlines about such basic principles as loving your children unconditionally, we should all keep doing so until charities like this one are no longer necessary.

Image Source: Samir Hussein / Getty
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