MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts has
described 2011 as a “banner year” for gay rights.
In a segment titled The Flip Side
which aired on Friday, Roberts highlighted the year's advances for
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
“For my final Flip Side of
this year we look back at the top 10 greatest moments,” Roberts
Here are those top moments as compiled
by Roberts. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.
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The Obama administration announces it
some foreign aid to gay rights.
Gay troops take part in
San Diego's Gay Pride Parade.
United Nations Human Rights Council
a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual
orientation and gender identity.
U.S. Department of Labor bans
discrimination based on gender identity.
U.S. Department of State recognizes gay
and lesbian families on passport applications.
Obama administration announces it will
longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court.
of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” which allows gay and bisexual
troops to serve openly.
New York becomes sixth
state to legalize gay marriage. State shatters old marriage
law's first day.
For the first time a majority
of Americans support gay marriage.