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The most important gay moments of 2017

Let's celebrate the steps forward this year.

2017-12-30

It has been such a great year for the LGBT+ community.

We saw Australia legalise same-sex marriage, the success of gay cinema and a number of high-profile celebs come out and join the LGBT community.

So let's take a look back at some of the best gay moments from 2017 - read below:

Australia legalising same-sex marriage


 

Australia legalised same-sex marriage December 7 following the results of a national postal survey which saw 61% of the population vote for equal marriage (Click here to read more).

Everyone who came out as gay

It was an important year for LGBT visibility, and a number of celebrities including Anthony Bowen, Mark Foster and Barry Manilow came out to join our vibrant community. If you missed any, take a look back at 14 celebrities who came out in 2017 (Click here to read more).

Success of queer cinema

2017 has been a huge year for queer cinema as it saw acclaimed gay films Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name earn nominations and take home major awards.

This year also saw eagerly anticipated God's Own Country and Beach Rats hit the cinema too.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black getting married
 

Numerous couples tied the knot in 2017, but we have to celebrate Olympic swimmer Tom Daley and screenwriter Dustin Lane Black's wedding. The pair married in Devon in May and shared a YouTube video of their big day, while also donating any revenue made from the short film to the LGBT+ Switchboard and It Gets Better charities (Click here to read more).

Justin Trudeau appears on the cover of Attitude
 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history on the cover of Attitude's January issue in which he spoke about the growing fear and division in world politics, equality his first two years in office (Click here to read more).

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first public appearance at HIV clinic
 

Prince Harry announced his engagement to actress Meghan Markle for next Spring, and the pair made their first public engagement as a couple at a HIV clinic on World AIDS Day to spend time with members of Terrence Higgins Trust (Click here to read more).

Coca-Cola advert
 

A Coca Cola advert certainly got people talking in 2017 after it featured a brother and sister fighting over how to impress a hunky pool boy. But who wins? (Click here to read more).

Beauty and the Beast gay character
 

Beauty and the Beast made Disney history in 2017 after it featured its first ever "exclusively gay moment" on film. LeFou, Gaston's sidekick, struggled with his sexuality and shared a short scene with Gaston (Click here to read more).

Anti-LGBT republican forced to resign over gay sex allegations

Anti-LGBT Republican Wes Goodman was forced to resign after he was caught having sex with another man in his office. Goodman issued a statement which saw him apologise shortly before his social media accounts were taken offline (Click here to read more).

Husband of gay Nato leader joins historic group photo


 

Gauthier Destenay, the husband of the world's only openly gay leader Belgium Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, made headlines after he joined NATO leaders' wives for a historic photo alongside Melania Trump, Brigitte Macron and more first ladies (Click here to read more).