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More than 60 per cent of British people would be comfortable having a gay monarch

The new survey also found that 60 per cent of parents would be uncomfortable having an LGB child

2019-02-25

More than 60 per cent of Brits said they would be comfortable with an LGB monarch on the throne.

Following the success of Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest Academy Award-winning movie The Favourite – which stars Olivia Colman as Queen Anne and details her illustrious affair with two women – Sky Data undertook a new poll asking how the UK public would react to an LGB monarch.

Although so far there has never been an out monarch, out of those who were surveyed, around 63 per cent of the public said they would be comfortable seeing an LGB person on the throne.

The survey also asked whether people would be comfortable with a boss who identified within the LGB community and around 77 per cent wouldn’t have an issue with it.

More than two thirds (68 per cent) said they would be comfortable with the prime minister being LGB however, 60 per cent said they would be OK with a child who identified as LGB.

Around 27 per cent admitted they would be uncomfortable having a gay child while 13 per cent said they didn’t know.

Clinical psychologist Dr Michael Yates said: “The idea of having a gay boss or a gay prime minister may be less threatening as our relationships to these individuals are more distant and based on professional or public interactions.

“The idea of a child being gay - although not seen through the lens of complete rejection and outrage it once was - is still in many ways considered a second choice.

"Visibility of sexual difference in many walks of life has increased and LGBT+ individuals and their allies have been able to dispel stereotypes that denigrate homosexuality and gender differences."