Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is the heir to a 650 year-old dynasty, and the first Indian royal to come out as gay. It took him thirty years of struggle and a failed marriage before he came out and dedicated his life to gay activism.
Prince Manvendra founded Lakshya Trust, which is acknowledged as one of the best NGOs in Gujarat, India, and which garnered him the UNAIDS Civil Society Award from the United Nations.
He was the only Indian to appear twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and has Grand-Marshaled pride parades in Stockholm and Sao Paolo. 
Rapper Easy E, part of the group NWA and to be seen in the new movie 'Straight Out Of Compton', passed away from AIDS in 1995. 
Bali is the island of the Gods, famous for its beautiful beaches and also famous for its beautiful wedding places. 
Brianna Popour, a high school student in South Carolina, has been suspended after she refused to take off her 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' T-shirt.
 Brianna said that she wore it to reach out to other students who may have been struggling to come to terms with their own sexuality. 
In a week where certain groups in Indonesia want to stop supermarkets selling condoms because teenagers might buy them too (which WE think is brilliant and very responsible behavior) and want to stop the growth of the LGBT community because many people feel that they 'violate' their life values (how?), it's fantastic to receive an open minded message such as the one written by one of our two social media managers for our projects 'Asia Against AIDS- Back To Zero: 
Lawmakers in Bengkulu (Indonesia) were working on a directive to limit the sale of condoms last June, because they fear a higher rate of pre- and extramarital sex, especially among young people. 
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