Hollywood actor Ellen Page tweeted "fuck that" after hearing that the Queen had honoured Maurice Mills, a Northern Ireland politician who once blamed the spread of AIDS in Africa on the "filthy practice of sodomy".
The Oscar-nominated actor – who came out in a celebrated speech last year – tweeted a link to the New Year Honours list to her 1.2 million followers.
The list celebrates people who have "achievements in public life" and have "committed themselves to serving and helping Britain".
Mills' inclusion sparked outrage – he had also once reportedly blamed Hurricane Katrina on the LGBT community.
According the Belfast Telegraph, he has said: "The media failed to report that the hurricane occurred just two days prior to the annual homosexual event called the Southern Decadence festival which the previous year had attracted an estimated 125,000 people. Surely this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practised."
The list wasn't all bad: It included several LGBT rights campaigners, including activist Jenny-Anne Christine Bishop and the founder of Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Jenny Broughton.
Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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