[*Editor’s Note : A couple of weeks ago I got an email asking if we would like to interview the Prince. I said yes, of course. Then I was asked if I was in NYC to make it for the interview. We asked around and the gaysis we knew in the neighborhood were unable to make it. MJ and I were pretty disappointed. There are things the prince has said and done that I’m not thrilled about – like crediting Oprah for the abolishment of 377 (as if!) – but like it or not, he has contributed towards bringing homosexuality in India out of the closet. It’s hard to ignore someone who comes from a privileged and prominent background and speaks about things that are normally considered taboo.
Thankfully, Shirin, a gaysi supporter, said she’d go interview the prince on our behalf.
Here for your reading, viewing and listening pleasure is the interview and Shirins take on the evening with the prince.
Special thanks to QC for doing the editing.]
The evening started with a quick registration…introduction…badge pick up etc. and a paper with the "Royal palace" Protocol sheet…! A list of conduct and communication practices with ‘his highness’…rather hilarious and kinda ticked off some of the reporters present there..!
I was second in line to have my ‘5 min’ rendezvous with him…I stretched it to 8…