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2022 was a groundbreaking year for LGBTQ+ politicians, athletes, artists, and actors.
Queer pop stars topped the charts. LGBTQ+ candidates won their midterms races in record numbers. And historically large swaths of trans and nonbinary people graced the covers of magazines, dominated game shows and reality TV competitions and won prestigious acting awards, increasing queer visibility and representation across many industries.
To commemorate the historic wins of the past year, from the "rainbow wave" sweeping federal and local offices to the red carpet, Stacker scoured news and other sources to compile a list of LGBTQ+ people who made history in 2022.
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