Tag Archives: 2000s

NYT’s Decade-End Chart

Embiggen or view in full-screen here. Out of 120 items recounting memorable moments of the decade, no mention of marriage equality, Prop 8, or LGBT rights at all. The one gay-ish item is a reference to Brokeback Mountain. Maybe there are two gay-related items, they do mention Lady Gaga.

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Number Of Openly Gay Elected Officials Nearly Doubled In The Last Decade

The New York Times says that instead of same-sex marriage, a better barometer of public opinion on homosexuality is the decade’s avalanche of openly gay elected officials. Currently there are at least 445 gays and lesbians holding office, an increase of almost 200 in the last eight years. Some political scientists say the rise in openly gay candidates’ winning public ...

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Obsolete In The Naughties

Huffington Post has posted a list of a dozen items made obsolete over the last decade. On their list: hand-written letters, the Yellow Pages, dial-up, landlines, CDs, classified print ads, encyclopedias, catalogs, film cameras, and fax machines. I still use a landline and fax machine for work every now and then, and very occasionally play or purchase a physical CD. ...

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The Decade In LGBT Rights

Matt Foreman, director of Gay and Immigrant Rights at the Evelyn & Walter Haas Fund, points us to a just-released report (PDF) called A Decade of Progress on LGBT Rights. The report is a joint project of Foreman’s group and the LGBT Movement Advancement Project (MAP). The extensive report lists the advancements and challenges in LGBT rights over the last ...

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The Worst Songs Of The Decade

This month the Village Voice is counting down the worst songs of the Aughties. Some acts to make the list so far: Simple Plan, Weezer, Santana, and Crazy Frog, whose evil spawn from 2007 is below. The reviewer notes: “Every generation gets the Barbie Girl it deserves. As horrible as we’ve acted this decade, we should actually consider ourselves lucky ...

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One-Hit Wonder Of The Decade

Billboard Magazine has named Daniel Powter the one-hit wonder of the decade for his 2006 song Bad Day, which took Powter to #1 on the pop chart for five weeks in 2006. I had never heard this song until now.

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The Decade In Seven Minutes

Newsweek unspools the major stories of the last ten years. From Y2K, 9/11, and Dubya to Obama, the swine flu and Michael Jackson. RELATED: Calling this last decade “the noughties” (or “the naughties”) never really caught on, did it? What the heck will we call the decade that starts in five weeks? The “teens” don’t get here for three years.

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