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|Staff Picks: Top Five Covers of 2010|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Thursday, 30 December 2010 12:05|
With more than 20 covers from 2010 (we started publishing in March of this year), we had a tough time deciding on the top five. Here are our picks of the best covers from 2010. Enjoy.
Our 2010 midterm election preview featured an in-depth look at LGBT expectations from President Obama and why many in the activist community felt his administration had not done enough for LGBT rights. (Street date 10.29.10)
Derrick Martin received national attention after being kicked out of his family home for wanting to take his boyfriend to his high school prom. Martin has since gone on to found Project LifeVest, an organization geared toward helping teenagers in hostile homes. (Street date 04.02.10)
After an alleged gay bashing in Savannah by two U.S. Marines over a perceived "advance," we examine if the military is socially ready for a repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. (Street date 06.25.10)
The Atlanta Police Department named Officer Patricia Powell as the LGBT Liaison earlier this year, fulfilling a campaign promise made by Mayor Kasim Reed. Many in the community speculated the move was an attempt by Reed to repair the city's strained relationship with the LGBT community after the 2009 raid on the Atlanta Eagle. (Street date 05.28.10)
Illustrator and cartoonist Mike Ritter put together an excellent cover for our inaugural summer travel issue. Mike has also contributed sharp and witty editorial cartoons throughout the year. See some of his best from 2010 here: The year in cartoons: 2010 through the pen of Mike Ritter. (Street date 05.14.10)
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