50 reasons 2013 will be the Best. Lesbian. Year. Ever.

6. Barack Obama

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The president has become an even more vocal proponent of marriage equality since the election, most recently calling on the Illinois state legislature to embrace a bill permitting same-sex marriage.

7. J. Lo’s The Fosters is coming to ABC Family

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The show about two gay moms who foster troubled kids has already begun filming.

8. Sara Gilbert

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The openly gay mom and former child star will continue to represent on The Talk.

9. Tammy Baldwin

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The first openly lesbian lady to be elected to the U.S. Senate will begin serving her first term in 2013.

10. Kate McKinnon

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SNL‘s first openly lesbian cast member has taken the show by storm. Expect her to dominate Saturday’s skits and Sunday’s internet chatter.