1 Lord Ivar Mountbatten

The Queen’s cousin became the first member of the British royal family to come out as gay after revealing he is dating James Coyle.

Mountbatten is the Queen’s cousin, the great great great grandson of Queen Victoria and the great-nephew of Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

10 Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is an openly gay Indian prince who runs The Lakshya Trust.

Manavendra is the son and probable heir of the Maharaja of Rajpipla in Gujarat and made headlines when he came out in 2006.

10 Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

13 Elizabeth I

Like Catherine the Great and her own father, rumours have surrounded the powerful Elizabeth’s sexuality for centuries, with some suggesting the ‘Virgin Queen’ was actually a lesbian.

However, though she never married, the queen had a series of male suitors and would insist she was married to her kingdom and subjects.

13 Elizabeth I

Nicole Maines To Play Transgender Teen On ‚Royal Pains‘ In Conjunction With PFLAG PSA

A transgender teen is slated to play a role on the USA Network’s „Royal Pains“ in conjunction with a new public service announcement from the network, which is sponsored by a partnership with PFLAG, the nation’s largest LGBTQ family and ally organization.

Trans teen Nicole Maines will make her acting debut on medical drama „Royal Pains“ playing a trans choreographer who discovers that the hormones she is taking may be endangering her health. The episode, premiering Tuesday, June 23 at 10pm ET, will also include a special PFLAG PSA featuring „Royal Pains“ star Mark Feuerstein that aims to raise awareness about transgender issues while offering support and services for the trans community. The PSA can be viewed above.

“We are thrilled to be telling the story about Anna, a transgender teen, in this episode of ‚Royal Pains,“ Executive Producers Michael Rauch and Andrew Lenchewski said in a statement sent to The Huffington Post. „Spreading the word about the complicated issues that arise in identifying as transgender and about how crucial support from friends and family and quality healthcare is, in making transitioning less stressful, seemed not only organic to our medical show, but an important story to tell. In telling this story, casting a transgender person was essential to us. The opportunity to have Nicole Maines, a transgender teen herself, who in her acting debut proved to be a very talented actress as well, was deeply gratifying. Nicole brought the character of Anna, written beautifully by Carol Flint, to life and depicted her with strength, intelligence and humanity — all traits Nicole possesses herself. We are very proud of this storyline, of the episode and of the opportunity to work with Nicole.”

In 2014, Maines was honored as one of Glamour magazine’s 50 inspiring women of the year for her crusade to ensure trans teens can use the bathroom corresponding to gender they identify with. Her father, Wayne, has regularly (and beautifully) blogged about his daughter for The Huffington Post.

For more information about „Royal Pains,“ head here. For more from PFLAG, visit its official website.

Nicole Maines To Play Transgender Teen On 'Royal Pains' In Conjunction With PFLAG PSA

The gay royals from history that you aren’t taught about at school

For hundreds of years, the monarchy has had hidden gay and bisexual members, sometimes more secretive than the next.

Despite a member of the Royal Family rarely having come out publicly as gay or bisexual, many well-known figures lived relatively openly with same-sex partners or lovers.

From William III to James I, the Royal Family has a rich history of gay and bisexual family members which you might not have known about.

The gay royals from history that you aren’t taught about at school

Marcia Gay Harden Joins Royal Pains

Oscar and Tony winner Marcia Gay Harden has joined Royal Pains for a multi-episode , 50, will play Dr. Elizabeth Blair, a surgeon and …

Oscar and Tony winner Marcia Gay HardenRoyal Pains for a multi-episode , 50, will play Dr. Elizabeth Blair, a surgeon and board member of Hamptons Heritage Hospital, where Dr. Jill Casey (Jill Flint) works. The two women initially butt heads over Casey’s tenure as hospital administrator, but Blair eventually becomes Casey’s mentor.

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4. LORD IVAR MOUNTBATTEN (1963-PRESENT)

The Queen’s cousin became the first member of the British Royal Family to come out as gay after revealing he is dating James Coyle.

Lord Ivar Mountbatten is the Queen’s cousin, the great, great, great grandson of Queen Victoria and the great-nephew of Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

He had previously married and had three children with Penelope Thompson.

5. EDWARD II (1284-1327)

In the Hollywood blockbuster, Braveheart, Edward II was portrayed as camp and correspondingly incompetent.

While not the most pro-LGBT depiction, Edward II is one of more famously ‘gay’ monarchs. He was ‘wedded brothers’ with Piers Gaveston, the Earl of Cornwall.

The friendship agreement has often been likened to a church-approved same-sex partnership by historians. The Earl was often given special access to the King, much to the anger of nobles.

6. ELIZABETH I (1533-1603)

Like Catherine the Great and her own father, rumours have surrounded the powerful Elizabeth’s sexuality for centuries.

Some historians suggest the ‘Virgin Queen’ was actually a lesbian.

However, though she never married, the queen had a series of male suitors and would insist she was married to her kingdom and subjects.

8. HENRY VIII of England (1491-1547)

Despite his obvious love of women – and wives – some historians claim Henry VIII’s sexual appetite also included men.

However, there is very little proof to substantiate the claims. With academics often referencing cases of extreme homophobia as a sign of denial.

King Henry criminalising gay sex in the Buggery Act of 1533 is considered as an example of this.

11. WILLIAM III OF ENGLAND (1650-1702)

Following the death of his wife Mary, rumours circulated concerning the king’s homosexuality.

These surfaced following satirical pamphlets that aimed to discredit the king’s legitimacy. Alleging that the monarch has homosexual inclinations as he had more close male friendships than mistresses.

But these are based on more than suspicion, as two Dutch courtiers are among his likely lovers. This was due to their quick promotions and youth.

12. PHILIPPE I, DUKE OF ORLÉANS (1640-1701)

Openly gay, King Louis XIV’s younger brother also enjoyed dressing in women’s clothes.

As well as two wives, he had a number of male lovers, most famously the Philipe de Lorraine.

The pair were the focus of the historical drama Versailles.

19. PRINCE MANVENDRA SINGH GOHIL (1965-PRESENT)

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is the openly gay Indian prince.

He runs The Lakshya Trust, a public charity servicing GLBT and HIV/AIDS communities.

Manavendra is the son and probable heir of the Maharaja of Rajpipla in Gujarat and made headlines when he came out in 2006, becoming the first prince to do so.

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After injecting April with the first part of the antidote for such poisoning, Boris objects, wishing to seek an alternative method of helping the ailing guest without invading his own privacy. In addition, Boris points out that Hampton’s Heritage, the local hospital, doesn’t exactly have the best reputation for providing medical care, referring to the facility as being a ‚glorified taco stand.‘ Thinking back to Boris‘ bodyguards and identifying them as former Mossad agents, requests a MARK I Kit with an autoinjector from them. Hank proceeds to treat April, and she eventually begins to recover.

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