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The Top Ten LGBT News Stories Of 2011 Revealed!

 

A gay soldier is booed at a GOP presidential debate
September 23, 2011

Stephen Hill, an openly gay soldier serving in Iraq, asked candidates at Fox News/Google’s GOP debate: “Do you plan to circumvent the progress that has been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?” Several audience members booed the soldier right before Rick Santorum said, “Sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military.”

While booing is hardly the worst thing Republicans have done to the LGBT community, it’s just such a perfect example of how their alleged values—patriotism, respect for tradition—are just empty words used to stir up animosity against us.

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Dec 30, 2011
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  • 7 Comments
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      A good list.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kawneekwa
      kawneekwa

      Go Navy!

      Dec 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      8 out of 10 stories are US-centric. Of the two stories that aren’t, Hillary Clinton’s UN address is the only one on the list that has any tangible significance to people outside the US.

      Not to diminish the impact caused by some of the stories in your list, but I would have included something like the protests in Russia as it faces having mention of LGBTs being outlawed, rather than a single person being booed by someone in the audience in a debate between several minor political figures in America.

      Dec 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Triple S
      Triple S

      As Mark said, not to diminish the niceness of the list items, but I seriously doubt that transgender man on Dancing With he Stars is one of the most important things of this year for gays. I don’t know a whole lot of other examples, but I’m sure there would be something in another continent that North America or to do with America.

      Again, I don’t mean to diminish any of the importance of these articles.

      Dec 29, 2011 at 1:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan
      Dan

      As a result of the Supreme Court ruling and subsequent top Appellate Court ruling, marriage equality in Brazil is the top story of 2011, followed by marriage equality in New York.

      Dec 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gay greece
      gay greece

      2011 International LGBT review

      http://www.gaynewsfromgreece.blogspot.com/2011/12/2011-international-lgbt-review.html

      Jan 2, 2012 at 3:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gay greece
      gay greece

      Most reviews in U.S. sites tend to be way too centered on what’s happening in the U.S. By the way, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed by the Senate December 18, 2010. Even though it went into effect in 2011, politically the repeal is a newsstory from 2010.

      Jan 2, 2012 at 3:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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