When India’s Prince Gohil Came Out

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HE IS Yuvraj Shri Manvendra Singh Raghubir Singhji Sahib, also known by such other names as Manvendra Singh Gohil, or Manvendra Gohil, the prince of the Rajpipla state and heir to the throne, scion of a dynasty dating back 650 years. He was born in Ajmer, India, on September 23, 1965, son of Maharana Shri Raghubir Singhji Rajendrasinghji Sahib, who has been Maharaja of Rajpipla since 1963. Prince Manvendra received traditional and conservative teaching, and was educated at Bombay Scottish School and at Amrutben University Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics, Vile Parle, Bombay. In 2006, he became the most visible and highly placed individual to come out publicly as gay in Indian history.

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