Celina loves her friends gay and happyApril 17th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley who has always vociferously campaigned for the rights of the gay community has yet again proved her commitment. This pretty actress did the honour of re-launching India’s first registered Gay magazine called “Bombay Dost’ at Oxford Bookstore, Churchgate.
The host of the evening, Vivek Raj Anand, CEO of Humsafar Trust spoke about how it was an overwhelming moment for the entire community as the defunct magazine was being relaunched in a bigger and bolder avatar after 7 long years. He spoke about how they have the support and love of many celebrities but Celina being one of those rare angels who was beautiful through her actions too for openly embracing the community and helping it in everyway.
The founding editor Ashok Row Kavi spoke about how the magazine had people from every strata of society relating to it and how they had responses from as far as Tajakistan and Uzhbekistan!
Celina herself passionately spoke about not considering this as a charitable act. She elaborated on how this is a human right for every individual and about gays deserving more than acceptance, the compassion and love of everyone; to be a part of “us’. She even generously volunteered to help the trust with her own finances until they could find more sponsors.
Prince Manavendra, the first person from a Royal family to be openly gay, was also introduced as a man who was called on the Oprah Winfrey show for showing the courage to break norms. Prince Manavendra also spoke about his first brush with Bombay Dost when he was still young and how that association has carried over 14 years, also resulting in the creation of Lakshya Trust.
The event was concluded with the media interacting with the guests and answering media queries.
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