Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands

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Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands

2004–2017
Flag of Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands
Flag
LocationCoral Sea Islands
Official languagesEnglish
MembershipLGBT people
Organizational structureConstitutional monarchy
• Emperor
Dale Anderson I
History 
• Established
2 January 2004
• Disestablished
17 November 2017
Purported currencyThe Pink Dollar

The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands was a micronation created as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in southeast Queensland, Australia. Declared in 2004 in response to the Australian government's refusal to recognise same-sex marriages. It is near the islets on the Great Barrier Reef.[1] It is an expression of queer nationalism.

As of 17 November 2017, the Kingdom was dissolved, per the decision made by the Australian people to legalize gay marriage.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nick Squires (4 May 2010). "The world's micronations unite to demand recognition". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands, Facebook, 17 November 2017, retrieved 17 November 2017