Best of 2020
We surveyed 10,000 Grindr users about the major world events and pop culture touchstones that defined 2020, and they didn’t hold back. Though we may not have left our homes much this year, we still danced our asses off to Cardi B, laughed till we cried with Bowen Yang, and busted out our phones when Chris Evans’ leaked his…well, it was a very long year. And it’s still going. But since we’re almost at 2021, let’s take a look back and celebrate the amazing cultural moments that helped get us through.
Gaga summed up our entire 2020 with the simple phrase “I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive,” so it’s no wonder we all related to this sopping wet dance anthem. Oh, and Ms. Grande also lives on Chromatica? We’ll have a one-way ticket, please. Special shoutout to our runner-up, the massive banger “WAP” by dream team Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion...next year can we get a foursome though?
In a year chock-full of gay screaming, there was one gasp, one gay gasp, that truly united us as a community: Chis Evans leaking his own dick pic. Rather than shy away from the, uh, incident, he used the opportunity to get people to vote in the presidential election. What a standup guy.
50% of users voted for healthcare workers as hero of the year, and we’re humbled by the dedication and bravery these everyday heroes continue to deliver during a global pandemic. We also must mention the important work of #BLM organizers, who started an important national conversation this past summer and are keeping the pressure on the incoming Biden/Harris administration.
It was the year of OnlyFans, and since he’s one of the biggest stars on the platform, it only makes sense that it’s Griffin Barrow’s year too. His OnlyFans truly outsold: from beach cruising to POV blowjobs, Mr. Barrows knew exactly how to serve pandemic relief to the masses. We can’t wait to see him grab hold of 2021 and have his way with it.
The Cockdestroyers absolutely destroyed the competition. Okay, sorry, that was lazy. But seriously, Sophie and Rebecca made this year 100% more bearable, even on Sunday. Special shoutout to Leslie Jordan, whose catchphrase, “Well, shit, how y’all doing?” has been ingrained in our collective brain—right next to Rickey Thompson’s iconic laugh (ha HA).
While the Trump administration has spent an exorbitant amount of energy trying to subvert queer rights, we still had several wins in the U.S. and around the world this year. Taking the top spot is the Supreme Court ruling that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender. It’s about damn time.
The only queen who could ever top Ru would have to be the actual queen. The Crown has everything one needs for a well-balanced TV dinner: Oscar winners, Gillian Anderson in a snatched wig and pearls, Princess Di serving eyes, and Josh O’ Connor making Prince Charles look like a damn snack. Tea is served, y’all.
It was a tight three-way race for first, but ultimately our fave front-facing comedian Benny Drama snatched the comedy gold. From his his absurd takes on zodiac dating to his hilarious impersonations of the Kardashians, Timothée Chalamet, and Shawn Mendes, he’s a comedic jack of all trades. And speaking of trade, he’s not shabby to look at either.
Every. Single. Goddamn. Day.