Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth

Queen Gives Royal Assent: Gay Marriage Now Legal In England & Wales

She didn’t waste any time, did she?

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BRITAIN: Queen Elizabeth Awards MBE To Leader Of LGBT Chorus Charity

A London gay man has been named to this year’s list of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honors for his work with LGBT choruses. Martin Brophy, of Muswell Avenue, Muswell Hill, was awarded an MBE for services to music by promoting singing among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The 59-year-old does this through his role as the executive chairman of …

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Queen Photobombs Live BBC Broadcast

In what the BBC is calling “one of the most bizarre bits of television” they’ve produced in a long time, today Queen Elizabeth walked into the live shot of the announcers describing her tour of the their newly remodeled studio. The Guardian reports: The Queen “photobombed” the news on Friday in one of the more surreal moments in live broadcasting …

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HomoQuotable – Peter Tatchell

“Media reports are wrong. The Queen has NOT expressed support for LGBT equality. The Commonwealth Charter that she’s signing includes no pledge on LGBT rights. LGBT rights were deliberately excluded. In 61 years as Queen, she has never publicly uttered the words lesbian or gay. She is a patron of hundreds of charities but none of them are gay ones. …

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Headline Of The Day

This is major.  Via the Daily Mail: The Queen will sign the new Commonwealth Charter and make a speech explaining her passionate commitment to it.  Insiders say her decision to highlight the event is a ‘watershed’ moment – the first time she has clearly signalled her support for gay rights in her 61-year reign. The charter, dubbed a ‘21st Century …

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Royal Decree: If Kate & William’s Baby Is A Girl, She’ll Be A Princess

Queen Elizabeth has ruled that her future great-grandaughter (if there is one) will be called a “princess.” The Queen has spoken! Wanting to ensure that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a daughter that she will have a proper title, Her Majesty has issued a formal decree that the royal arrival would be known as a princess. Up …

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Queen Elizabeth Arrives At Olympics

Major spoiler alert!

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UK: Trans Woman Honored By Queen

Transgender activist April Ashley, 77, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). According to some accounts, Ashley was the first Briton to undergo sexual reassignment surgery. The recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours has thrilled the 77-year-old. “It’s unbelievable and wonderful and especially fantastic to receive it in the year of Her …

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Grace Jones At Queen’s Jubilee Concert

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Diamond Jubilee On The Thames

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BRITAIN: Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Begins

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HomoQuotable – Peter Tatchell

“While I doubt that Elizabeth II is a raging homophobe, she certainly doesn’t appear to gay-friendly. Not once in her 60-year reign has she publicly acknowledged the existence of the LGBT community – or gay members of her own royal family. The Queen has turned her back on queens. While she has spoken approvingly of the UK’s many races and …

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Queen Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth celebrated 60 years as monarch yesterday. Lots of photos.

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Obama Fumbles Toast To Queen

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Queen Elizabeth Sees The Internet

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The Future Queen Of England

When Kate Middleton marries Prince William, she’ll become the first commoner to marry into the British royal family since the 1600s. I wonder if gay America will get up at 5am to watch this wedding, like we all did in 1981 for Princess Diana. The boys across the hall from me in Orlando actually had a party, complete with mimosas …

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Queen Lays Wreath At Ground Zero

After her address at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II endured the record-breaking heat to lay a wreath at Ground Zero. The New York Times gushes: The small, white-haired monarch, wearing a flowered suit and white gloves, and with an elegant silk hat on her head, stepped out of her car just past 5:10 p.m., in the …

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Queen Elizabeth To Become First British Monarch To Visit Ireland In 90 Years

Queen Elizabeth II will visit Ireland next year, making her the first British monarch to step foot on the island since it became independent in 1921. Confirmation that the event, long discussed between London and Dublin, will take place next year has come from Ireland’s prime minister, Brian Cowen. It is time for “normal courtesies” to be observed between friendly …

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Don’t Touch The Queen

Some Brits are miffed because the First Lady put her arm around Queen Elizabeth. Others point out that the Obamas are not royal subjects and therefore not bound by the protocols observed by heads of state from Australia, etc.

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