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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #890 on: June 13, 2010, 11:59:01 pm »

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #891 on: June 14, 2010, 03:01:54 am »

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Yes, I remember reading about His Highness. I greatly admire him.

Talk about courage! I wish I posessed half the courage as he.

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« Reply #892 on: June 14, 2010, 09:53:28 am »

Yes, I remember reading about His Highness. I greatly admire him.

Talk about courage! I wish I posessed half the courage as he.


Enormous courage, indeed.

His parent initially attempted but failed to disinherit him after he revealed his homosexuality. He has since been reunited with his father.

He works tirelessly for various HIV/AIDS causes in his homeland and abroad. The above pic was taken during a recent visit to Australia.

I love this formal court portrait of him, which can be found at his Wikipedia page. Alas, gone are the days when Maharajas wore whopping great rubies in their turbans.


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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #893 on: June 14, 2010, 10:05:37 am »
Beautiful -

This is a wonderful thread, people's thoughts on the subject.

I loved Briana from Syndey's thoughts too.  So very true!




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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #894 on: June 15, 2010, 03:08:10 pm »

His Highness Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil
Rajpipla
India

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His Highness is the only known person of royal lineage in modern India to have publicly revealed he is gay.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manvendra_Singh_Gohil



Yes, I've heard of him. He's a brave man.. In India thats a HUGE thing to do.
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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #895 on: June 16, 2010, 01:45:39 am »

Yes, I've heard of him. He's a brave man.. In India thats a HUGE thing to do.


HUGE, indeed, Kelda!  :o

I remember a Bollywood movie was made in India a couple of years ago, featuring a lesbian love story. Riots and the fire bombing of cinemas ensued. It was quite nasty there for a while.  :'(
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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #896 on: June 16, 2010, 01:55:10 am »

Beautiful -

This is a wonderful thread, people's thoughts on the subject.

I loved Briana from Syndey's thoughts too.  So very true!


Glad you're enjoying the thread, Marina. Here's today's batch.  :D


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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #897 on: June 16, 2010, 02:00:08 am »

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The "threatened" word in Steven's message relates to a recent remark made by
Australian conservative politician and leader of the Federal opposition, Tony Abbott,
in which he stated that he felt threatened by homosexuality.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/gay-rights-groups-want-to-meet-threatened-tony-abbott/story-e6frfku9-1225838864881

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #898 on: June 16, 2010, 02:13:36 am »

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #899 on: June 18, 2010, 12:04:40 am »

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