The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands was a micronation established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in southeast Queensland Australia. On June 14, , the group claimed the Coral Sea Island Territory and seceded from Australia after sailing to the largest island in the group and raising the rainbow flag there. The "secession" was staged in protest at a decision to ban same-sex marriage made by the Australian federal parliament. Since the Australian group has reportedly been embroiled in internal disputes and secessions by various factions. Since none of these groups claims the territory of the Coral Sea Islands, their organisational nature, is unclear.
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Declared in in response to the Australian government's refusal to recognise same-sex marriages , it was founded on Australia's external overseas Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. The Coral Sea Islands Territory is an external territory of Australia which comprises a group of small and mostly uninhabited tropical islands and reefs in the Coral Sea , northeast of Queensland , Australia. The Coral Sea Islands were first charted in In the s and s the islands were mined for guano but the absence of a reliable supply of fresh water prevented long-term habitation. The islands, cays and reefs of the Great Barrier Reef are not part of the territory, belonging to Queensland instead. The initiative for the founding of a gay kingdom was taken during and by Matthew Briggs of the Brisbane Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival in On 14 June , after sailing on a ship named the Gayflower a reference to the Mayflower , the activists raised the gay rainbow pride flag on Cato Island , and declared the Coral Sea Islands an independent gay and lesbian state.
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RE: this diff. Firstly, just to clear the air, my intention with this article is first to bring it into policy, and then get it deleted. It was a political stunt, followed by a website. Almost all the refs trace back their content to the now defunct website www.
Some anti-gay activists would like to round up all the LGBT people and stick us on an island. Dale Parker Anderson founded the Kingdom—technically a micronation east of the Great Barrier Reef—in , after the Australian government refused to recognize same-sex marriages. He and other activists arrived on the island and built a camp site—named Heaven after the gay nightclub in London—on Cato Island, the largest in a small chain of uninhabited sand bars. What might you find if you moved there?