Sunday, 16 Dec 2018

An Indian gay prince prepares his palace to save LGBT


Manvendra Singh GohilManvendra Singh Gohil -  A gay prince Manvendra Singh Gohil in India is planning to open his palace to accommodate lesbian, gay, transgender (LGBT) communities on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

The heir of the Rajpipla throne in the western state of Gujarat is doing it because his sympathy for LGBT who always get discriminated from public.

As reported by Kontan, the 52-year-old prince even mentioned that he has built a location center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) in his ancestral palace.

For him, there are still many people who get pressure from their family when they declare himself as LGBT.

"They were forced to marry, or were expelled from their homes, they had nowhere to go, no means to support themselves, so I thought, why not use this place for a good cause?" says Gohil.

The prince said in the palace of his ancestors, he will be prepared all the necessary facilities. Such as medical facilities, rooms, and skills training in English or vocational to help get a job.

Gohil always rejected Indian colonial law because it is considered to criminalize same-sex sexual relations. Gohil often appeared to voice his opinions on the international, including in The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Gohil is brave, because in India, LGBT is still considered illegal, Gohil even declared that he is gay to his family. The admission of more than a decade made his mother make an advertise in the newspaper anf stating that she did not recognize Gohil as her child.

After his gay status was known by publicly, Gohil then founded Lakshya Trust, a charity for the LGBT in his country. This institution is present to defend of gay rights.


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