The progress made by the mainstream queer movement over the last ten years is nothing short of breathtaking.
From the spread of same-sex marriage across much of the United States to increased workplace protections for queer people to unprecedented visibility for the transgender community, it's been a pretty incredible decade.
One of the most obvious ways to view this transformation is through the images and stories we're fed through popular culture -- especially television. Queer characters are currently all over our screens in a variety of programming formats -- and in ways that would've been unimaginable just a few short years ago.
Below, check out 10 queer things that have transpired on television over the last 10 years that have -- intentionally or not -- documented how far we've come in the way our society views, understands and represents the queer community.