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Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is perhaps the lone distinct example, as he's the first person from an Indian royal family to have openly revealed that he is gay. The crown prince and the apparent heir to the throne of Rajpipla in Gujarat, one of India's oldest royal families, Gohil had made this startling revelation in 2006.
Ever since the 2015 US supreme court decision legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, partners Alicia Verdier and Erin Hansen had planned to get hitched. Verdier went to bed on 8 November heartbroken and awoke hours later, at 3am, in a state of panic.
This story out of India is yet another sickening tale of homophobia from within one's own family. A gay man was beaten and threatened with "corrective rape" after his family found out he is gay.
With glow sticks, hula hoops and rainbow flags, protesters took a dance party to the streets near the vice-president-elect's temporary home to oppose his positions on LGBT issues. News outlets report that more than 100 people accompanied by a truck blasting music danced Wednesday night through the usually quiet Chevy Chase area of northwest Washington, where Mike Pence has been renting a home.
Television comedy "Will & Grace," the show that brought gay men and women into mainstream pop culture, is returning to U.S. television with 10 new episodes, broadcaster NBC said on Wednesday. Emmy-winning stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally all will reprise their roles for the limited run that will air later in the fall of 2017 or early 2018.