In the past year, Queerty shutterbugs have taken their cameras to bars, clubs and beaches all around the world, capturing unique characters in our nightlife-photo feature, Party Haus. We also brought you stunning images taken at international Pride parades, recorded moments in gay-rights history (like the day when gays and lesbians could officially wed in New York State) and honored LGBTs taking part in political rallies and demonstrations.
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Click through for a slideshow of photos seen on Queerty throughout 2011
Ascension photo by Jeffrey James Keyes