Join us in celebrating the achievements of real-life LGBTQ heroes from around the world, working hard every day to move equality forward. Below are the people you voted for most.

Newsmaker of the Year

The LGBTQ person who garnered headlines & captured America's attention

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Celebrity Activist of the Year

The celebrity who most effectively and consistently used the public spotlight for LGBTQ advocacy

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Hometown Hero of the Year

The person who inspired the nation by making a difference in their community.

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Small Business Owner of the Year

The most effective use of professional standing to create social change

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Up & Coming Politician of the Year

The best representation of the LGBTQ community in a bid for public office

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Pundit of the Year

The most impactful representation of the LGBTQ community in mainstream media

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Twitter Advocate of the Year

The most effective use of Twitter for LGBTQ advocacy

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Instagram Advocate of the Year

The most effective use of Instagram for LGBTQ advocacy

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Vote every day until September 30, winners to be announced in early October.

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