While much of 2011 has been wrought with frustration, anger and anxiety, it was time to hear a positive story (or two). A few short months ago Don't Ask Don't Tell was officially repealed for our armed forces. This move was a long time coming, especially since other top tier world nations have allowed openly gay service members into their ranks for years.
Petty Officer Marissa Gaeta won a "welcome home" kiss contest in which she would be able to re-enact one of the most infamous kisses in American history with her girlfriend. This is what we call progress: