The Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year recognised the contributions of several LGBTQI community members including  historian and marriage equality activist Dr Shirleene Robinson, Men on Men Gay Art Prize founder David Allen and gay country music singer Beccy Cole.

The 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list recognised nearly a thousand Australians with 37 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia, 201 Meritorious awards, and 85 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards.

Governor-General David Hurley congratulated all Australians recognised in the Honours List.“Recipients share some common traits- including selflessness, excellence, and a commitment to service.