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Gay prince to form sexual minorities forum

December 07, 2006 10:16 IST

Manavendra Singh Gohil, a member of the Rajpipla royal family, who is known as the 'gay prince' for his outspoken stand on his sexual orientation, is planning to form a national forum for the sexual minorities.

The non-governmental organisation chaired by Gohil, Lakshya Trust, has recently won the 'UNAID Civil Society Award 2006' for its contribution in preventing HIV/AIDS among homosexual men.

The front, which will be known as India Forum for Sexual Minorities, will bring several issues faced by the sexual minorities at the national level, Gohil said.

Lakshya Trust is engaged in spreading AIDS awareness in Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot.

The organisation is also planning to extend its activities to other cities in Gujarat like Porbandar, Jamnagar and Vapi, with the support of Gujarat State AIDS Control Society.