20 LGBTQ+ Pop Culture Moments And News-Worthy Events That Happened In 2022

    A look back at some of the key moments that defined 2022, and how it will go down in the queer history books.

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    1. Karine Jean-Pierre became White House Press Secretary

    Karine Jean-Pierre in a press conference

    2. Dahmer scared the hell out of us

    Evan Peters in 'Dahmer'

    3. Fire Island warmed our hearts

    The cast of 'Fire Island'

    4. Queers won big on election day

    Maura Healey

    5. Bros hit cinemas

    Billy Eichner & Luke MacFarlane in 'Bros'

    6. The Bros backlash

    Billy Eichner

    7. Heartstopper melted our hearts


    8. Losing Leslie Jordan

    Leslie Jordan

    9. Jinkx Monsoon's run on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7

    Jinkx Monsoon

    10. Amy Schneider reigned supreme on Jeopardy

    Amy Schneider smiling

    11. Florida warned “Don’t Say Gay”

    Ron DeSantis

    12. Michaela Jaé Rodriguez made history

    Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

    13. The Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act

    A gavel and Pride Flag button

    14. Love, Victor took a bow

    Love, Victor

    15. Spoiler Alert had us in tears

    a couple hugging by a Christmas tree

    16. Lighteyear’s lesbian boss

    Alisha in 'Lightyear'

    17. Club Q

    Flowers laid outside Club Q

    18. Everything Everywhere All at Once gave us the lesbian couple — and lesbian daughter — we didn’t know we needed

    two women sitting outside a laundromat

    19. Netflix went all in on comedy in Stand Out

    Stand Out

    20. Billy Porter reminded us Anything’s Possible

    Billy Porter on set with Eva Reign in 'Anything's Possible'