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India's first openly gay prince celebrates Pride month in New York

ANI
Published : Jun 30, 2019, 11:51 am IST
Updated : Jun 30, 2019, 11:51 am IST

The New York City, which is playing host to this year's World Pride, has always been a major Pride destination for several years.

Manvendra has been an LGBTQ rights activist in India, a country where homosexuality was decriminalised by the Supreme Court last year in September. (Photo: ANI)
 Manvendra has been an LGBTQ rights activist in India, a country where homosexuality was decriminalised by the Supreme Court last year in September. (Photo: ANI)

New York: Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, India's first openly gay prince celebrated World Pride in New York, United States.

Manvendra has been an LGBTQ rights activist in India, a country where homosexuality was decriminalised by the Supreme Court last year in September. The ruling overturned a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law Section 377, which categorised gay sex as an "unnatural offence".

He was spotted in the city on Thursday. Here he also served as Pride's Human Rights Conference keynote speaker, Page six reported.

Wold Pride is an event organised to celebrate and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT pride) issues on an international platform through parades, festivals, and other cultural activities.

The New York City, which is playing host to this year's World Pride, has always been a major Pride destination for several years, but, according to CNN, this year's celebration is expected to draw record crowds.

Tags: lgbtq, pride month, gay rights
Location: United States, District of Columbia