Top 10 News Stories of 2012

As far as the news cycle is concerned, 2012 was a banner year for LGBTs. From never-ending coverage of Chick-fil-A’s antigay ways to the president’s endorsement of marriage equality — and the collective conservative conniption that followed — these are the stories that topped our gaydar in 2012.



2. Obama Finally Evolves
On May 9, in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to support marriage equality. Obama’s announcement encouraged politicians, religious leaders, pop culture figures, and citizens to get on the right side of history, and prompted The Advocate to issue its first-ever presidential endorsement.