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Prince Manvendra Singh @ BEAUX in SF’s Castro District
Tuesday, March 21 (5:30pm – 8pm)

Benefit Presented by MAX SF
to Raise Funds to build LGBT Center in Mumbai, India

2 March 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Oprah calls him her “favorite gay royal.” He has appeared on her show three times, on the BBC numerous times, and received an International Human Rights Award at the UN. He is Prince Manvendra Singh, the first out gay royal in India, and India’s leading gay rights activist.

Prince Manvendra will be the guest of MAX SF in San Francisco on March 21 for a Benefit for the Prince’s Trust at Beaux Bar, 2344 Market Street, San Francisco, from 5:30 pm to 8pm. The program begins at 6:45 pm. Indian Food, wines, beer, and cocktails will be served. Prince Manvendra will be interviewed by David Perry, creator/host of 10 Percent, California’s longest-running LGBT TV show. Price: $35 per person. ($20 to Prince’s Trust, balance pays for food and drink).

"Prince Manvendra’s story is one of great courage, "says Phil Walker, Chair of MAX SF. "He is the Crown Prince of Rajpipla, India. He was married to a woman, suffered a nervous breakdown and nearly died, came out as gay in the largest newspaper in India, was disowned by his parents on the front page of the paper, was discovered by the BBC and Oprah, became the leading advocate for gay rights in India after homosexual acts were recriminalized, and now travels the world raising money for his trust which fights HIV and AIDS in India and is helping build an LGTB Center in Mumbai, India’s first. He life is dedicated to ensuring that other gay Indians do not have to go through what he did."

"His story is powerful, emotional, and riveting. It will help San Franciscans understand what life is like for their gay brothers and sisters halfway around the world," continued Walker. "We are thrilled that MAX SF can bring Prince Manvendra for his first visit to San Francisco."

MAX SF is a social club for gay men and their friends. It existed in San Francisco from 1988 through 2008. It has been revived by 50 of the original members. "We have found a huge demand for programs where gay men and their friends can connect person-to-person, rather than through apps, and make new friends. It’s all about friends. Our members range from 21 to 91, and we welcome everyone," said Walker.

For information on the event and to reserve a space, please email Phil Walker at or cell: (415) 816-3527.