The expansion of the federal hate crimes act to cover crimes against LGBT and disabled people.
Election of the first openly transgender mayor in the US, compliments of Silverton, OregonMissing from her list, but covered in a separate post, is Obama's appointment of Amanda Simpson, a transgendered woman, to the post of Senior Technical Advisor at the Department of Commerce.
As one might expect, not all the news was good last year. But one day at a time, one heart at a time, one court and one legislature at a time, the transgendered, gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities continue to move forward.
Here's to more progress in 2010 for all of us.