• Micronations
  • Founded 14 June 2004
  • Emperor Dale Parker Anderson
  • Anthem I Am What I Am
  • Area Less than 3 km²
  • Capital Heaven

The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands (also known as The Gay Kingdom) was erected by gay right activists in 2004 to protest against the Australian government refusal to recognize same-sex marriage. Based on the law of ‘Unjust Enrichment’ and with reference to international law, which states ‘Oppressed people of overseas territories have a right to self government and self determination’, the activists claimed ‘territorial compensation’ by establishing an independent gay state on a group of uninhabited islets east of the Great Barrier Reef. The kingdom was dissolved when the Australian government legalized gay marriage in 2017.