India's First Openly Gay Prince has a Wonderful Message for the Society About Stereotypes Surrounding Homosexuality in India

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil speaks about growing up in a royal family, his internal struggle to come to terms with his sexuality and more...

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Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, of Rajpipla in Gujarat, is India's first openly gay prince and a leading LGBT rights activist. 

He recently spoke to ComeOut Loud about growing up with servants and a governess and his confusion about his sexuality growing up in a conservative, royal household. 

He narrates his story, often with an audible catch in his voice, and expresses just how important it is to be true to yourself and the struggles he had to go through, both internal and external, because of his sexuality. 

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The Prince was also invited by Oprah to speak about LGBT rights and the fight for equality in India and he felt that it helped in more people accepting the fact that homosexuality is not an abnormality and more people reached out to him because of this exposure.

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He also speaks about the problems faced by the LGBT community, other than equal rights, such as HIV and the elderly LGBT population and how his organization is aiming to help the community for this. His message for the society about stereotyping gay men is something we ALL need to know and understand.

Watch his full interview right now:

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