India’s First Openly Gay Prince Has an Inspiring Message For the LGBT Community

Even while we struggle here in the US, places like India are just as bad, if not worse than here.

Prince Manvendra was tired of living a double life, pretending to be straight as the pressures of marriage continued after his first marriage failed.

He came out as gay in 2006, sparking outrage in the streets of India, and was disowned by his family.

Since then, he’s made an appearance on Oprah and spoken about how difficult it is to be gay in a place like India, where there are very few gay icons in India’s pop culture.

Recently, he collaborated on a video project with ComeOut Loud and delivered a powerful, to-the-point message about being proud of who you are, no matter your sexual orientation.

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German LGBT Rights Activist Hospitalized With Head Injuries After Attack In Serbia

It’s sad that people resort to violence when they don’t agree with something. That’s probably why I avoid talking about most things.

A 27-year-old German participating in an LGBT rights conference in the Serbian capital Belgrade is in critical condition following a beating on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the attack. The victim, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized with a serious head injury.

It is not immediately clear whether the attackers were motivated by anti-LGBT violence or xenophobia. A Serbian LGBT rights activist told the AP that the attackers shouted, “We don’t want foreigners in Belgrade!” while beating him with an ashtray.

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