India's first gay old homage comes up in Gujarat

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Vadodara, Sep 25: It seems the stereotyped thinking procedure towards the concept of homosexuality prevalent in India has been changing following Gujarat's bold step to suppport gaynism. An old age home for gay men has come up at Hanmenteshwar village, located on the banks of Narmada river, was inaugurated on Friday and named after late American writer Janet, who funded the project.

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, the main architect of the project belongs to the royal family of former princely state of Rajpipla. He is the only known person of royal lineage in modern India to have publicly revealed he is gay. "I decided to name it after Janet as she had contributed a lot in its set up. She was like any other ordinary person...and that added more beauty to the project, which was initiated in 2009", Gohil said.

The project has been developed under the auspices of Lakshya Trust, a community-based organisation founded by Gohil, known as India's gay prince, to provide support and promote HIV/AIDS prevention among gay men.

Gohil hopes his project would remove misgivings about homosexuals and help in promoting a society where people from different sexual orientation can co-exist peacefully. "The home can accommodate 50 elderly homosexuals", he added.

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