The first openly gay prince makes an appearance on the new season of Keeping Up with The Kardashians (Season 13 episode 13), Prince Manvendra.

The prince has also had the chance to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show and continues to fight the ongoing battle for justice and equality for the LGBT community.

 

Prince Manvendra says how when he was younger he felt a sense of confusion. Growing up without an ordinary childhood, he feels is part of the reason why he was confused in his life and thought that his sexual feelings towards the same sex was merely a phase that he’d one day grow out of.

He even believed that by being married (in 1991), would fix everything and that the problem would be fixed, not realising at the time, the real problem was not accepting himself and that society’s definition of what’s normal should not decide what’s right and wrong shouldn’t define someone as a person, or dictate a person’s life in terms of their sexuality, or dictate their life altogether.

His charity, The Lakshya Trust, helps to fight for LGBT rights and “freedom and equality.”

On the episode of Keeping Up with The Kardashians where the Prince made his appearance, Kendall Jenner was sent to India for her modelling, where she met the Prince and found out the two of them were similar in ways to one another, more than they could imagine.

After being able to meet the rest of the Kardashian and Jenner clan, on a trip to California for his partnership with some others fighting for LGBT communities, they all share a deep and meaningful conversation about things like, his coming out story and Caitlyn’s transitioning and all in all self-acceptance.

They also talk about his struggles, from his family disowning him after opening up to them about his sexuality and the feeling of guilt that oppressed him, which all lead to him one day having his charity and being a respected figure and a true inspiration, fighting for the rights of not only the LGBT community, but for the rights of ordinary human beings, the same as every other person on this planet who are unique, who are different to one another and who share different preferences, likes and dislikes and so on.

He proves to society that it is okay to be yourself, who you are, not who society wants you to be. No matter what the world says, you should always be true to you.

Article by Evan Terry

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