Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has declined an invite to attend the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations outside Buckingham Palace. Mr Tatchell criticised the Queen’s failure to even mention LGBTQIA+ people during her seventy year reign, the longest since the first monarchs of a united England in the ninth century. The organisers of the Buckingham Palace event should perhaps have realised that Mr Tatchell would decline any invite. He was asked some thirty years ago by the bar paper “Boyz” whether he’d accept an OBE. “Certainly not”, he replied.