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Top 10 and Bottom 10 LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement Moments

Your AggreGAYtor gets Aggro on a whole year of good, bad, and fugly

2:15PM, Mon. Jan. 6

Sorry, not sorry, Scalia
Sorry, not sorry, Scalia
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2013 was, in some ways, a banner year: marriage equality and trans rights in (some of) the United States… but we also saw whole nations go retrograde, along with some haters giving everything they've got. Here is your GAYtor's personal "Tops" and "Bottoms" list.

10 BEST NEWS STORIES

 

1) THE U.S. SUPREME COURT Bye DOMA & Prop h8!

2) MARRIAGE EQUALITY We got it: 8 states and parts of New Mexico, plus 5 nations

3) WENDY DAVIS We love you

4) EXODUS INTERNATIONAL Bye ex-gay Felicia, and New Jersey agrees

5) CALIFORNIA Trans students can pee in peace

6) ROBBIE ROGERS First (& dreamiest) openly gay male pro athlete in North America

7) KRISTEN BECK First transgender former SEAL with a book deal

8) CASON CRANE Climbed Mount Everest, claimed it for the queers

9) LUXEMBOURG Third nation ever to elect an openly gay head of state

10) BARACK OBAMA Became the first gay president in his inaugural address

 

10 BOTTOM NEWS STORIES

 

1) INDIA Brought a 19th-century British-imposed sodomy law back from the grave

2) RUSSIA Lost its mind over the lavender menace

3) AUSTRALIA Supreme court killed marriage before it even had a chance

4) RICK PERRY Gave the old one finger salute to Texas National Guard couples

5) TEXAS Celebrates a decade of keeping a defunct sodomy law on the books

6) ELISA CHAN doubled down on her anti-LGBTQ comments... and benefited politically

7) NOM went deep into debt, gave up on marriage, and started attacking trans kids

8) ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM They do not do that thing they say they do

9) BRYAN FISCHER Still allowed to speak for all Christians, after all these years

10) PAT ROBERTSON Can’t stop making s**t up, like AIDS rings and gay aunt syndrome

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