Oct 30, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is the first Indian royal who has ever come out as gay. It took him 30 years of internal struggle before he dedicated his life to gay rights activism. His Lakshya Trust is acknowledged as one of the best NGOs in Gujarat with projects organized from community grassroots, to advocacy at the highest bureaucratic levels. He was the only Indian to appear twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and has Grand Marshaled pride parades in Stockholm and Sao Paolo. Prince Manvendra is the most visible LGBT figure to one-sixth of the world, and is now expanding his work into a platform for global gay advocacy through his U.S. 501c3, Ekta Transglobal Foundation.