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.



6. North Carolina Pastors in a Panic
With interfaith coalitions that support marriage equality sprouting up around the country, antigay conservative Christians went on the defensive. North Carolina pastor Sean Harris said parents should “punch” and “crack” the “limp wrists” of children who exhibit gender-variant behavior. Later, a video that went viral captured another minister in the state, Charles Worley, giving a sermon suggesting that all LGBTs be sequestered behind an internment-style electric fence until we die off.