The world's only openly gay royal, Indian prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, has made it his personal mission to campaign for reform of India's anti-LGBT laws. Mr Gohil, from the state of Gujarat in western India, first came out in 2006 and recently announced plans to open his palace as a community centre for LGBT people. Indian law currently criminalises sexual acts between members of the same sex, but the Supreme Court of India has ordered a review of the legislation in 2018. Mr Gohil said while social change had been slow, things were getting better for young gay, lesbian and transgender people in India. "Definitely there has been a huge change in the last 11 years [since I came out]. There have been some parents who have accepted their children," he said.
January 23 / ABC News