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Prince Rajpipla Manavendra Singh Gohil
BHARUCH, India – The only openly gay prince in India, Rajpipla Manavendra Singh Gohil, is now the publisher of two gay-oriented magazines.
The prince introduced Fun, India’s first gay magazine aimed at gay men and straight women. He said the magazine will focus on gay fashion, high-tech gadgets, health and sexuality, and other issues relating to men who like men.
“Following the legalization of consensual sex between two adult men, I noticed that many departmental stores opened separate stores for gays,” he told the Times of India. “In this atmosphere, I felt the need to have a magazine for gays.”
Fun launched on July 26 at Goa with actress Celina Jaitley. The inaugural cover sported a shirtless photograph of upcoming model Rehan Khan.
The prince also publishes Bombay Dost, which he describes as a magazine about gay empowerment and HIV-related issues.
“As I am getting older, I want to give more time to writing on gay rights and lifestyle. Fun will give me the ideal opportunity.”
The prince says he is working on a number of other projects, including an old people’s home exclusively for gays and a hospice for AIDS patients straight and gay.