As 2011 coasts toward the history books, Queerty is taking a moment to look back at the big new stories of the year. Some were monumental in their own right—like the abolishing of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the introduction of marriage equality in New York State. Others made the list because they represented larger ongoing issues you can’t simply stamp a date on.
This list isn’t in order of importance and is by no means comprehensive. Tell us what you would add—or what you want to see in 2012—in the comments section!
Click through for a roundup of 2011′s top news stories.
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