Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly has been honoured with the Harvey Milk Award here. She has dedicated it to two Bangladeshi activists who were murdered and said she wants to share it with Indian LGBT activists. The award is in the name of Harvey Bernard Milk, an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.
An emotional Celina Jaitly, in her speech, said that she dedicated the award to two Bangladeshi Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) activists who were murdered mercilessly. In addition to that, she also mentioned that she wanted to share the medal with Charles Radcliffe and the Indian LGBT activists like Sridhar Rangayan, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Ashok Row Kavi, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohail, Harish Iyer, Geeta Kumana, The Humsafar Trust and The Naz Foundation.