LGBTQ Recipients of the Order of Merit

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Order of Merit

The Order of Merit is awarded personally by the reigning monarch of Great Britain for distinguished service in the armed forces, literature, the arts, sciences, and culture within the Commonwealth. It was first presented by King Edward VII in 1902. Only 24 living people may be recipients at any one time. Members of the Order of Merit meet every two years with the reigning monarch.

There have been several LGBTQ individuals who have received the Order of Merit. Of particular note:

LGBTQ members of the Order of Merit include:

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