Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil Of India: “I Had No Clue” When I Came Out

I’ve never regretted coming out but when I look back, I realize I had no clue. When I was publicly disinherited, I realized I had to find a job. Belief in myself and my abilities became my most useful asset. To be free first you must be financially independent.

Now I am an organic farmer, and my economic empowerment has been a benefit of coming out. I can use my wealth how I want without being accused of misappropriating my inheritance. I can fight for gay rights because I am financially independent.”

Prince Manavendra Singh Gohil, the first openly gay royal in India, to Queerty at the First Asian Symposium on Gay and Lesbian Tourism