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India's First Openly Gay Prince Fights for LGBTQ+ Rights: Parents wanted "Conversion"

  • Posted on August 2, 2023
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Manvendra Singh Gohil



Manvendra Singh Gohil, India's first openly gay prince, disclosed a distressing ordeal he faced after coming out about his sexuality. His parents, in a shocking bid to change his sexual orientation, attempted to subject him to brain surgery. This revelation sheds light on the harrowing experiences endured by LGBTQ+ individuals in India.

 

After Prince Gohil revealed his sexual identity, he was met with humiliation as his parents sought medical intervention to "convert" him. They went to doctors, hoping to find a way to "perform a surgery" on his brain, and even resorted to electroshock therapy.

 

However, their cruel attempts were thwarted when doctors in the United States, where they sought the so-called "treatment," refused to conduct the procedures, firmly asserting that homosexuality is not a mental disorder.


 

India's first openly gay prince, Manvendra Singh Gohil, reveals the distressing attempt by his parents to subject him to brain surgery to change his sexuality.
India's first openly gay prince, Manvendra Singh Gohil, reveals the distressing attempt by his parents to subject him to brain surgery to change his sexuality.


In an interview with Sky News, Prince Gohil expressed his anguish stating, "It was an absolute case of discrimination and violation of human rights. Whether I'm a prince or not, parents have no right to subject their children to this kind of torture."

 

Despite the failed attempts, the emotional distress inflicted on him was significant. Prince Gohil highlighted the widespread issue, stating that many individuals in India suffer similar ordeals due to a lack of education and awareness, leading to homophobia and bigotry. He emphasized the need for education to combat these misconceptions.


 

He initiated a legal battle to ban conversion therapy in India, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and human rights.
He initiated a legal battle to ban conversion therapy in India, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and human rights.


As the heir of the Maharaja of Rajpipla, an erstwhile princely State in Gujarat, Prince Gohil is now determined to fight against conversion therapy. He has initiated a legal battle in the Supreme Court, seeking an outright ban on such practices through legislation.

 

The prince first gained media attention in 2006 when he openly declared his homosexuality, which sparked protests and angry demonstrations in his home state. Enraged crowds even burned his effigies during that time.

 

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