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05/07/2015 08:51 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

10 Queer Things You Couldn't Have Seen On TV 10 Years Ago

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.

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10 Queer Things You Couldn't Have Seen On TV 10 Years Ago
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