WATCH: 8 inspiring videos that pushed equality forward in 2012

It's been a banner year for the LGBT community. Check out these 8 videos that helped push equality forward in 2012.

Republican State Representative Maureen Walsh discusses her love for her daughter and the importance of marriage equality in her home state of Washington.

Shane Bitney-Crone shares the heartbreaking loss of his partner, Tom, and the harms of marriage discrimination.

Ellen takes a stand against anti-gay activists calling on J.C. Penney to drop her as its new spokesperson.

President Barack Obama sits down with ABC News' Robin Roberts to discuss his support for marriage equality.

Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson gushes about being an ally to the LGBT community at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

CNN's Carol Costello shuts down an interview with GLAAD CAP offender Bryan Fischer, who equates gay people to Nazis.

The employees of Google lend their support to the marriage equality votes in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.

Music legend Cher joins Republican Representative Mary Bono Mack on stage at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards to talk about her undying love for her son Chaz and her support for the transgender community.

These are just some of the stories that helped move us toward equality in 2012. Help GLAAD share 1,000 more in 2013 by clicking here.

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