03 January 2008

Oprah to host India's royal gay activist

Oprah recently had a no-girls-allowed episode, wherein she left the studio and allowed Dr. Oz and an all-male audience to discuss "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Testicles".
But she's got another can't-miss program coming up -- Oprah has invited Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil on to talk about being a gay activist in India, where homosexuality is illegal.

Reuters reports that Prince Manvendra, disowned by his family for discussing his sexual orientation with the media, has been fighting to overturn laws in his country where gay sex is punishable for up to 10 years in prison and where Bollywood cinema treats gay characters as degenerate clowns. The prince has hosted a successful festival for the last several years, featuring out gays and lesbians in the arts.

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