Representation, visibility and universal gay crushes: The 2010s were chock full of queer books, film, TV, music and memes—finally. The decade saw the rise of trans representation in media with Laverne Cox on Orange is the New Black and musician Laura Jane Grace’s coming-out, the collective stanning of Ruby Rose and Megan Rapinoe, Kate McKinnon and Bowen Yang’s queering of Saturday Night Live and so much more. Yes, it was a very queer 10 years.
Here’s Xtra editorial director Rachel Giese’s comprehensive look back at the past decade in LGBTQ pop culture.
This story is part of our Rainbow Rewind 2019 series—looking back at the past year and decade in politics, health, culture and more.