COLUMBUS – Yesterday, Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) attended a lunch and discussion with Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of India – the first openly gay royal in the world. Senate Assistant Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) sponsored the event, which included additional legislators and other advocates for LGBTQ+ equality in Ohio.
“It was an honor and privilege to meet with Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of India,” said Leader Russo. “To hear about his experience fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in India is inspirational, and it connects us to the broader fight worldwide for equality and human rights.”
The discussion centered around India’s progress in fighting for LGBTQ+ rights, legislation focusing on LGBTQ+ equality in Ohio, the fight to eliminate human trafficking, as well as the intersection of issues that vulnerable populations face in Ohio and around the world. Freedom a la Carte, a Columbus-based café and bakery that works to support the freedom and self-sufficiency of human trafficking survivors, catered the lunch.