Feature - Gay Rights Activist Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil
(From March, 2018)
At age 26 Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the heir to the throne of Rajpipla, was wed to a suitable princess. He had hoped that a “normal” marriage followed by the birth of children would bring peace to his mind, but he was more miserable than ever. The marriage had not been consummated and after just a year together, Gohil’s bride filed for divorce. Confused and frustrated with himself, he suffered a nervous breakdown in 2002 and his doctors informed his parents that he was gay. They demanded that this information be kept private but four years later, Gohil came out to a journalist...