Every year, millions of people, queer and not, celebrate Pride Month during June.
It's a time to reflect on all of the things we as a community have achieved over the last 12 months, to celebrate the gains we've made and the struggles we've overcome, to remember those who fought before us and to be reminded of what we have left to achieve.
In honor of Pride Month, we took a look at 12 iconic queer moments from the last year. Check them out below and then let us know what you'd add to the list.
Laverne Cox Covers TIME
Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox made history this year when she appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their marriage equality anthem "Same Love" during a surprise mass wedding featuring same-sex and opposite-sex couples at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah and Madonna also joined in on the fun.
Principal Pete Cahall waves a rainbow flag, symbolizing gay pride, at a rally of about 1,000 Woodrow Wilson High School students and gay supporters at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC. The rally was a massive counter protest to the efforts of the Westboro Baptist Church.
The late California politician and gay rights icon Harvey Milk is now forever immortalized on these official stamps from the U.S. Postal Service. The move has prompted some anti-gay groups to claim they won't accept mail with Harvey Milk postage.
Sally Ride Honored
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President Barack Obama awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom for Sally Ride to Tam O'Shaughnessy, Ride's partner of 27 years, this year. Ride was the first American woman, and lesbian, in space.
Bayard Rustin Honored
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President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Bayard Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year, the highest civilian award in the United States. Rustin was a key advisor to Martin Luther King and the primary organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom -- and a gay man.
Cheryl Maas of the Netherlands competed in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and was openly vocal about her lesbian identity, as well as her opposition to Russia's institutionalized culture of fear and violence for queer individuals. She raised a rainbow glove in solidarity with LGBT Russians during the games despite the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law.