GNLU Centre for Law and Society is organising a Special Guest Lecture on 'LGBT Community and their Legal Rights' on Monday, April 18, 2016. Mr. Manvendra Singh Gohil, Chairperson Lakshya Trust, will deliver the lecture and interact with students.
About the Guest Speaker: Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is an openly gay Indian man who runs a charity, The Lakshya Trust, which works with the LGBT community. Manvendra is the son and probable heir of the Maharaja of Rajpipla in Gujarat. On 14 March 2006, the story of Manvendra's coming out made headlines in India and around the world. His effigies were burnt in Rajpipla, where the traditional society was shocked.Manavendra appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show on October 24, 2007. He was one of three persons featured in the show entitled 'Gay Around the World'. He inaugurated the Euro Pride gay festival in Stockholm, Sweden, on 25 July 2008 and featured in a BBC Television series, Undercover Princes, screened on BBC Three in the UK in January 2009 which documented his search for a British boyfriend in Brighton. In 2000, Manvendra started the Lakshya Trust, which he is the chairman, a group dedicated to HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
You can read more about Mr. Gohil by clicking here.
Time: 2.30 PM (please be seated by 2.20 PM)
Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Venue: Hall No. 0.8, Academic Block, GNLU
You are invited to attend the lecture.