The decade of the 2010s saw unprecedented steps forward for the LGBTQ community in the U.S., with the winning of the right to marry same-sex partners and serve openly in the military, the election of many out candidates at the local, state, and national levels, and a rise in visibility in the culture. Around the world, the news was a mixed bag. Several countries in Western Europe and South America enacted marriage equality, and Taiwan became the first nation in Asia to do so. But Russia stepped up its oppression of LGBTQ people, and many countries in Eastern Europe and Africa remained hostile. Herewith, a look at the top LGBTQ news stories of the decade.