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Remembering how Princess Diana gave back to the LGBTQ community

By Meghan Wray

Princess Diana always possessed the ability to see beyond the surface. Before her untimely death in 1997, the forward-thinking royal had her hands in as many causes as she could manage, from anti-landmine activism with The HALO Trust to bringing awareness to the homeless epidemic in London.

But of particular notice was her passion for ridding the world of HIV/AIDS stigma and advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ community – both subject to shame and misunderstanding during her time as the “People’s Princess.”

All it took was a simple handshake, during a time when the lack of education surrounding the disease caused people to be afraid of the those who had it – fearful that even such a simple, everyday exchange could pass HIV or AIDS along. Diana knew this not to be true.”

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