Reasons to Have Pride in 2012, Part 1

We came out, we saw ourselves in media, and we conquered hearts and minds in the last year. From major wins to small victories, here is the first of four parts of 181 reasons to feel proud of not being straight and narrow.

BY Advocate Contributors

May 15 2012 5:00 AM ET


Jenna Talackova GLORIA ALLRED X400 | ADVOCATE.COMBecause Donald Trump can’t ignore us

The Celebrity Apprentice had a pretty queer cast (including gay or bisexual performers Aubrey O’Day, Patricia Velásquez, George Takei, and Clay Aiken), many of whom were either too nice (Takei) or clashed with Trump (everyone else). Then Jenna Talackova (pictured near right), a trans woman, fought and won the right to compete in Trump’s Miss Universe pageant, while Mr. Hairpiece sent out sexist tweets about her attorney (Gloria Allred) and his testicles (no kidding).  

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