Manvendra Singh Gohli is famous for being the first gay Indian prince to come out publicly. In a new video made by online LGBT rights platform Come Out Loud, Singh candidly speaks about gay rights and the challenges of coming out.
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I’ve been an equality and inclusion (or as I prefer to call it 'fairness') campaigner for well over 40 years.
There is one thing most of the groups I stand alongside have in common: I have little in common with them!
Having pride is about feeling worthy, having respect for ourselves, respecting each other, and having dignity in our beliefs and the way we live our lives. It is particularly important to demonstrate this pride in the face of such hatred, ignorance and homophobia, transphobia and biphobia that many have experienced (eight in 10 LGBT people have been abused or harassed, with one in 10 suffering physical assault, Hardy, 2015).
One of my favourite conferences of the year is the Psychology of Women’s Section (POWS) Conference which was held on 8-10 July 2015 at the Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park. It is a unique space for people interested in gender and equality to share ideas in a safe and supportive environment amongst reputable researchers, practitioners and activists. This year’s themes included: Gender and politics; Feminist Activism; Violence against women; and Women and Science. So this was an ideal place for me to present research on sexual abuse and the grooming process in sport where I received valuable and inspiring feedback.