Skip to comments.Is the Queen homophobic?
Posted on 06/03/2012 2:43:31 PM PDT by presidio9
"Not once in her 60-year reign has the Queen publicly acknowledged the existence of the gay community - or gay members of her own royal family. She has never supported or visited a gay charity. Although she is a patron of many good causes, none of them are gay or serve the gay community. The words 'gay' and 'lesbian' have never publicly passed her lips," said human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights advocacy organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
He was speaking in the run-up to this weekend's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Britain, which commemorate Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne.
"Even when she announced government plans for gay law reform in her Queen's Speeches to parliament, she did not use the words lesbian or gay. Apparently, mentioning gay people is beneath the dignity of the monarch," he added.
"While she has spoken approvingly of the UK's many races and faiths, for six decades the Queen has ignored lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Britons. If she treated black and Asian Britons in the same way, she'd be denounced as a racist. Why the double standards?
"Whereas most of us now welcome and embrace gay people, the Queen has never done so.
"As our head of state, Elizabeth II is supposed to represent and embrace all British people, not just some. How much longer will the LGBT community have to wait for royal recognition and acceptance?
"There is solid evidence of regal prejudice. Gay staff in the Royal Household used to be banned from bringing their partners to the annual Christmas Ball at Buckingham Palace; whereas heterosexual staff were always invited to attend with their partners. This homophobic discrimination was exposed by the LGBT human rights group OutRage! in 1995. It was only after a protest outside the palace and the ensuing bad publicity that the royals dropped the ban.
"When there are major tragedies involving the loss of life, the Queen often visits the site and the victims in hospital. This did not happen when neo-Nazi, David Copeland, bombed the Admiral Duncan gay pub in Soho, London, in 1999, killing three people and wounding 70 others. At the time, it was the worst terrorist outrage in mainland Britain for many years. To most people's surprise, the Queen did not visit the bombed-out pub or the hospitalised victims.
"Defenders of the monarchy point out that many royal staff are gay men. This is true. So what? Having gay staff wait hand and foot on the Queen is proof of nothing, apart from the fact that she likes well-mannered, well-groomed male servants. It's the equivalent of rich racists claiming that they can't be racist because they employ black staff to clean their homes and cook their meals.
"Ever since the public relations blunders at the time of Princess Diana's death, the Queen has gone to great lengths to be more in touch with the mood of country. She presents the monarchy as modern, compassionate and inclusive; often referring to the value of a diverse multicultural, multifaith society.
"On gay issues, however, she remains curiously out of step with public opinion. While I doubt that Elizabeth II is a hard-core homophobe, she certainly doesn't appear to be gay-sympathetic," said Mr Tatchell.
Still pretending that their butts are a race, I see.
That’s gonna leave a mark.
There’s no “double standard.”
If she is homophobic, that’s great.
Anyne who isn’t is contributing to the Sodomisation of the planet.
I could swear I remember her saying something once about an "anus horribilis".
We should be so lucky.
Brilliant, thank you, copied what you wrote to send out.
She’s never waterboarded a kindergarten class either....
Why not ?
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Her Majesty doesn’t read polls or chase every trend. She stands for traditional values and is a living link to history. She is a wonderful example of how to behave, unlike sleazy politicians that come and go. God Save The Queen.
So she’s probably conservative in her social views. Why does everyone in the world have to be on board with “they gay agenda”? It’s ridiculous.
I should hope so.
What is there about Sodomites that renders them incapable of distinguishing between fear and disgust?
Right. If this writer wasn't so insecure, because of his own internalization, knowing deep down in his heart and soul that his behavior is not good, he wouldn't constantly demand others to tell him that it is. It the like the old adage from Shakespeare, "He doth protest too much, methinks.".
Unlike elected officials and the mass of faceless bureaucrats devoted to trendy social dogma, the Queen doesn’t have to abide by the restrictions of the silly, PC morons who are running the majority of governments around the world.
In other words, she can call ‘em as she sees ‘em.
Or as she would prefer NOT to see ‘em.
Is the person trying to say that the "gay community" doesn't use medical services, fine arts, poverty programs, or anything else the Queen has supported? He probably is, but it's not true.
It's fascinating that "gays" never mention the murderous bigotry of Moslems ... they do know that they're going to die horribly under Shari'a, don't they? Or do they all think - given the actuarial stats on homosexuals - that they'll die of natural causes first?
When hell freezes over is open on my calendar. lol
Why would she give any more attention to the narcissism and nihilism of mentally ill people who claim a vile filthy immature act is “good”. Just mentioning that group is talking about a disgusting sexual act.
No group which is noted for foul sexual acts should be given the time of day—like since Christianity became the paradigm and homosexuality and pederasty and slavery were put in the closet.
Evil can NEVER be good, even if the majority say it is. That is what Moral Absolutes are all about. Abortion is evil also and majority vote should not be able to take away a person’s life-—it is evil (Hitlerian) whether the majority think so or not.
She remains a Classy Queen with Moral Absolutes. Good for her.
Queen Elizabeth is a good woman. I admire her very much.
(And Prince Phillip is a colorful old crackpot, like some of my great-uncles, if they were European royalty instead of Missouri farmers.)