Manvendra Singh Gohil of the former princely state of Rajpipla in Gujarat is scheduled to visit with Oprah Winfrey on October 26. Gohil, who is openly gay, will discuss gay rights and HIV/AIDS in India. DNA India calls Gohil “one of the most prominent gay personalities in India today.”
Gohil came out publicly in 2006. He now runs the Lakshya Trust, an NGO that focuses on India’s HIV-positive community.