Saturday, November 7, 2009

This Week on Orange Ribbon Wednesday 11 November 2009

We are honoured to say our guest this week is Prince Manvendre Singh Gohill of the former state of Rajpipla in India's Gujarat province.

The prince made headlines around the world when he came out as a gay man in 2006. He is also the founder of the Lakshya Trust, a leading HIV organisation in Gujarat in India.

We pre-recorded the interview last week on Melbourne Cup Day at 9.00am in the morning, and we were the second interview of the morning for him.

The prince is very open about his younger life in India as part of a very privileged family, he also talks about his marriage to a young princess that was never consummated. He tells us about having a nervous breakdown and then on the advice of his doctor, coming out to his family.

Prince Manvendra tells us about meeting the love of his life and how he now has thoughts about going to Nepal, to get married in a temple with all the rituals.

To hear his amazing story, tune into Orange Ribbon on Wednesday 11 November at 7.00pm.


davidlim said...

Read an article on him in 'Winq' magazine... very interesting man! Will be telling my bf to listen in as well... good work, Team OR!

Orange Ribbon team said...

He was actually interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey show late last year (or was it early this year?), all dressed up in his finery. That was also really good interview. No doubt a podcast version of that TV interview is still available somewhere as well. I had recorded it at home on the HDD video recorder, but have unfortunately since deleted it.