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Queen Elizabeth II is to give an award to a young gay woman for her activism work.
Donnya Piggott, a 24-year-old from Barbados, was chosen among hundreds as one of the 60 inspiring people inducted into inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Programme.
The founder of Barbados Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination (BGLAD) will fly to London in June where she will be given a medal by the monarch of the Commonwealth.
This is important as Queen Elizabeth II has never said the words gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender publicly (although she has shown support for gay causes).
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