Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands
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. It is an expression of queer nationalism.
Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands
Anthem: I Am What I Am
|Location||Coral Sea Islands|
|Organizational structure||Constitutional monarchy|
|Dale Anderson I|
|2 January 2004|
|17 November 2017|
|Purported currency||The Pink Dollar|
As of 17 November 2017, the Kingdom was dissolved, per the decision made by the Australian people to legalize gay marriage.
- Nick Squires (4 May 2010). "The world's micronations unite to demand recognition". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
- Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands, Facebook, 17 November 2017, retrieved 17 November 2017