| Motto: tba|
Musical Anthem: I am what I am
|Type of entity:||Micronation|
|Location:||Coral Sea Islands|
|Area claimed:||Coral Sea Island Territory|
|Membership:||Gay & Lesbian people|
|Date of foundation:||14 June, 2004|
|Date of Dissolution||11, Feb 2017|
|Leadership:|| Emperor Dale I|
(Dale Parker Anderson)
|Purported organisational structure:||Constitutional Monarchy|
|Purported currency:||Pink Dollar|
|Today Part of||The Republic of the Coral Sea|
The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands is a micronation established as a symbolic political protest by a group of gay rights activists based in southeast Queensland, Australia.
On June the 14th, 2004, 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. One of the group's members, Dale Parker Anderson (born 1965), was declared Emperor, as Dale I. The "secession" was staged in protest at a decision to ban same sex marriage made by the Australian federal parliament.
Since 2005 the Australian group has reportedly been embroiled in internal disputes and secessions by various factions. These include two American-based groups, the Gay and Lesbian Commonwealth Kingdom, headed by Jaix Broox, and the Unified Gay Tribe, led by Bill Freeman and Enrique Pérez, and the German based Gay Homeland Foundation led by Victor Zimmermann. Since none of these groups claims the territory of the Coral Sea Islands, their organisational nature, is unclear.
The kingdom's claims are recognized by only one state, the New Empire of Japan, and as no permanent settlement has been established, the Coral Sea Islands remain uninhabited. on February 11, 2017 The Empire of Geelong invades and Annexed the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom. And a few Days Later on February 16, 2017. The Republic of the Coral Sea is Formed under Prime Minister Seth Cotteral.
- "Mini-states Down Under are sure they can secede", by Nick Squires, The Daily Telegraph (UK), 24 February 2005.
- "If at first you don't secede...", by Mark Dapin, The Sydney Morning Herald - Good Weekend, 12 February 2005, pp 47-50