Prince Manvendra turns his palace into a centre for at-risk LGBT+ people

I read this story about Prince Manvendra.  And it was an amazing story.  India’s only openly gay prince discusses coming out and turning his pink palace into a centre for at-risk LGBT+ people.   ‘People in the community tell me their mothers have threatened to kill themselves if they are gay. They do not want their mother to jump into a well so they are pressured to get married,’ says Prince Manvendra.  Like many in India – where sex between people of the same gender is punishable by law – the 52-year-old kept his homosexuality a secret from everyone for many years.   After the prince came out, effigies of him were burned and people called for him to be robbed of his title and ostracised.   But he has vowed to do more than just come out.  He believes in that wonderful moral code of simply doing the right thing.   “I need to rescue these people who have been rendered homeless otherwise they will die, commit suicide, or get depressed.”   Prince Manvendra is not talking in vague, nebulous terms and actually has a solution in mind. The royal is going so far as to transform his 15-acre pink palace into a centre for vulnerable LGBT+ people.

Read the full article about the amazing prince here…

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