This decoration would almost unnoticed as everyone rejoiced to see four LGBT activists being part of the New Year Honours list.
However, Ellen Page did not fail to realize that Maurice Mills, a politician from Northern Ireland, best known for having considered LGBT people as responsible for Hurricane Katrina and AIDS, was also part of the list.
According the Belfast Telegraph, he has said: “The media failed to report that the hurricane occurred just two days prior to the annual homosexual event called the Southern Decadence festival which the previous year had attracted an estimated 125,000 people. Surely this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practised.”
So, to know that this man received an award by the Queen, I don't know about you but, like Page, I don't like it.
Page tweeted: "The Queen honored a politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina & AIDS on LGBT people: http://t.co/XoemvNNz1w pic.twitter.com/dYn21wIZuD” fuck that"
By cons, congratulations to Nigel Warner (ILGA-Europe), Jay Stewart (Gendered Intelligence), Jenny Broughton (Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and Jenny-Anne Christine Bishop, an activist for trans* rights.
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