The 17 most-read PinkNews stories of 2017

From Melissa McCarthy to Disney characters, from Kid Rock to an NYPD cop with a lot of Trump in between, here are our most-read stories of 2017.

It’s the end of the year, so we’ve scrolled back through a year’s worth of colourful content to show you the most popular stories from the last 12 months.

Here they are, our most-clicked-on stories, counting down from 17 all the way to number one.

17. Supergirl shuts down woman who complained about explaining homosexuality to her kids

Soaring into our reader’s screens in the beginning of 2017 was the news that a character was going to come out as gay in the CW show, Supergirl.

When a viewer tweeted her displeasure of the ‘homosexual messages’ in the coming out episode, the official Supergirl Twitter account slammed the woman in a powerful tweet.

No amount of kryptonite could stop this anti-homophobic Twitter hero.

16. Lesbian couple pinned to the floor and beaten in brutal attack by their neighbours

(Facebook/marita perilla)

(Facebook/marita perilla)

In recent years, Colombia has taken many steps on the path to LGBT equality, but the road has been anything but smooth.

Earlier this year, Maria and Angie were viciously attacked in front of their home by two of their neighbours.

Maria called on everyone to speak out against homophobic attacks, saying that “they must raise their voices and not allow such situations to be forgotten and unpunished!”

15. Chechnya has opened concentration camps for gay men

Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov


2017 saw an event global human rights groups condemned as a Nazi-like effort to rid an area of gay people.

Gay concentration camps were set up in the Russian region of Chechnya during President Ramzan Kadyrov’s purge of the republic’s gay men.

Detainees faced electric shock torture and violent beatings, while some were held to ransom and used to extort their families.

Others were killed.

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