India's Gay Prince Invites Homeless LGBTQ Individuals to Live in His Palace

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil during the Canal Parade through the Canals of Amsterdam, during the Gay Pride | © REX/Shutterstock

Members of the disadvantaged LGBTQ community in India, a country where same-sex relations still remain illegal, will soon be able to use a 15-acre ancestral palace in Gujarat as a refuge from discrimination and persecution. The development comes after India’s only openly gay member of royalty, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of Rajpipla, Gujarat, decided to open the gates of his palace to the community and also turn a part of his ancestral estate into a help centre with counselling, care, and medical attention. Read more by ARUN VENKATRAMAN