Denmark’s Crown Princess ‘builds bridges’ across the Europe

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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - JUNE 13: Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary Of Denmark attend the royal wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist at The Royal Palace on June 13, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark gave an address at the IDAHO forum, hosted by her country’s government earlier this month. In her comments on the issue, the royal – who is married to heir to the throne Crown Prince Frederik – insisted: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.But that assertion, for far too many around the world, does not hold true.

“Working together to change social attitudes and promote equal opportunities requires a broad and mutual effort by all of us.IDAHO creates a forum for discussion and joint development and for building bridges across Europe in order to promote our common goals and values on this issue. We must be united in rejecting all forms of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. We need all the support and commitment we can get, in order to build a culture where everyone is accepted and tolerated for who they are and where everyone can participate equally, fully and freely in all aspects of society.Even though European countries are widely diverse in history and culture, we share a lot of commonalities and we know, we learn a lot from each other.”, the Princess says.

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