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.
  2. Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands, Facebook, 17 November 2017, retrieved 17 November 2017