Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth

SCOTLAND: Queen Elizabeth Gives Royal Assent For Gay Marriage Law

Gay Star News reports: Queen Elizabeth II has signed same-sex marriage into law in Scotland today (13 March). By the end of the year, Scottish gay couples will be able to unite in matrimony. It is the last step in the long battle to get the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill through Parliament, making it an Act. Alex Neil, …

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BRITAIN: Queen Elizabeth Congratulates Gay Charity On Its 40th Anniversary

Gay Star News reports: Queen Elizabeth II has praised a gay charity, in what is believed to be her first ever comment about the LGBTI community. In her 62-year reign of the UK and the Commonwealth, she has never once visited or become a patron of a charity for gay rights. And even in reforming laws for the community, such …

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Dame Angela Lansbury

Via the Royalist: Angela Lansbury has been created a Dame in the Queen’s New Year honors list for services to drama and charity. The news raises the intriguing possibility that the Queen is a fan of the TV series ‘Murder She Wrote’ with which Dame Angela, as we shall now have to get used to calling her, is synonymous. Angela …

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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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