Jump to navigation. When Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil came out as the country's first gay prince back in , he didn't know that in the coming years, he would go on to share screen space with Oprah Winfrey, get himself a fan following around the world, set up an LGBT trust and become a strong voice for the homosexual community of the country. Yuvraj Shri Manvendra Singhji Raghubir Singhji Sahib--the 39th direct descendant of the year-old Gohil dynasty of Rajpipla in Gujarat--didn't have it easy growing up. Owing to his family's royal commitments, and an almost nonexistent sense of attachment to his parents, Manvendra spent most of his childhood in the company of his illiterate governess, who could not help him clear any doubts about his sexuality which had--by the age of started making way in his head. Why it was happening, I didn't know.
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Watch Oprah Support Gay Rights in Throwback Oprah Show Clip
Anyone ready for the latest Oprah throwback making its rounds on the internet? If you are, some good news: This time, the O of O is going viral in a way that perfectly celebrates Pride Month. Thank you Queen! According to OWN's YouTube channel —where you can find an extended video of the segment—the clip is taken from an episode where audience members challenged Oprah for interviewing Ellen DeGeneres, who at the time had recently publicly come out as gay. Then, it was a controversial move, but years later, DeGeneres's bravery has gone down as a much-celebrated historical moment in pop-culture. In the two-minute video of the segment, a female audience member passionately questions Oprah's decision to give DeGeneres a platform.
Throwback: Oprah Shuts Down Argument That She Can't Be Christian And Support Gay Rights
Oprah Winfrey's remarks while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards were praised for touching on topics of social justice. Oprah Winfrey, the media mogul and billionaire, ignited a firestorm of speculation about the potential of her running for president in after delivering a stirring speech at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday night.
A gay icon is a public figure who is highly regarded and beloved by the LGBT community. A gay icon can either be a part of the LGBT community or heterosexual, but heterosexual gay icons are often highly supportive of their fans within the community and the rights of LGBT people. The earliest gay icon may have been Saint Sebastian ,  a Christian saint and martyr , whose combination of strong and shirtless physique, symbolic arrow-pierced flesh and rapturous look of pain have intrigued artists, both gay and straight, for centuries and began the first explicitly gay cult in the nineteenth century.