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Rob's Top 10 Gay Shiz of 2010

The 10 best and worst queer things of the year.

By Rob Cohen, 3:43PM, Fri. Jan. 7, 2011

Rob's Top 10 Gay Shiz of 2010

2010 was a beautiful, mess, and now we must ruffle through the debris to start the new year fresh. Here goes.

FAGNETIC:

1) Death of DADT

One nonsense policy gone, about a million to go.

2) It Gets Better

3) Queerbomb

4) Cheer Up Charlie's

Austin's best new hang out for hip priests, Swatch dogs, and Diet Coke heads.

5) Lady Gaga's "Telephone" video

Tarantino ripoff goodness. Gaga makes videos an event again.

6) Pixies and Pavement in Austin

It was great to have these two indie godfathers in Austin. Love ya, Kim Deal!

7) Tuezgays

Tuesday is finally fun for once.

8) The Skype gay marriage

Punk rock.

9) Singing at the Magnetic Fields party

I was unprepared, intoxicated, and couldn't hear myself, but it was hella fun.

10) The Vigil in Purple

Activism at its sweetest.

FAIL:

1) The need for an It Gets Better project

2) Bobby Beltran's assault

If only I had been there… I'd have kicked some ass! Puro Pace High School!

3) The deaths of Leslie Nielsen, Glenn Shadix, Zelda Rubestein, Malcom McClaren.

A comedy legend, two iconic character actors, and one of the gurus of punk rock are gone. :(

4) The death of Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

Underneath his beautiful music there was always a melancholy that couldn't be escaped, even at its most joyful. Everyone should know who he is.

5) Teenage suicide

Don't do it, it's not big fun.

Andrew Shirvell

Bleh!Nerd!

7) Ricky Martin

He's a talentless fame ho.

8) Death of Ari Up

The punk queen is dead. She was not your "typical girl." Ari Up we salute you!

9) MAYA by M.I.A.

A noisy, uninteresting mess of an album by a once compelling and tuneful artist.

10) My dating life

I'm running out of people to alienate.

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