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Crown Princess Victoria receives award for support of LGBTQ community

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Elisabeth Toll, The Royal Court of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has been given an award for her support of the LGBTQ community. The Crown Princess was selected as one of the winners of 2021’s “Gay Gala” due to her speech at the Stockholm Pride Event last year.

QX was invited into Victoria’s Haga Palace home for a photoshoot and to speak to her about her honour as the GAYGALA-2021 Hetero of the Year.

Victoria told QX readers: “I was really proud and happy for the fine award from QX’s readers. It means a lot to me. Thanks! […] The past year has been a challenge in various ways. In many parts of the world, human rights work has been hampered or hindered by the pandemic. Therefore, it is now particularly important that we continue to work every day for a world where LGBTQI people are given the opportunity to live in freedom and without oppression. A world where you can be just who you are and be proud of it.

“I know that among you readers, there are many zealots who for a long time have tirelessly fought for a more open and inclusive society. To you who have gone before, and to you who take over, I want to send a warm greeting and a big thank you.”

QX is Scandinavia’s top LGBTQ news magazine.

Crown Princess Victoria spoke at the digital Stockholm Pride Parade in August of last year. The future Queen of Sweden said then: “Pride is not just any summer festival. It’s a party – but it’s also a manifestation of human rights. It’s seriousness – and joy. It is a reminder of the progress that has been made – but also of all that remains to be done. That responsibility rests on all of us. On you, and on me. We must not be silent. We must speak for those who do not dare, get or can.”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.