The UK saw many amazing things in 2012, the Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics, the announcement of a royal baby but more importantly the launch of the World Pride Power List. The World Pride Power List, unlike so many other list of LGBT achievement, spanned the globe and celebrated people from all walks of life no matter where they were based in the world.
This year we asked you, the LGBT community, to nominate those people who you feel have been most influential, not only in your own life, but also in those areas of the world where being gay is more difficult.
Homosexuality remains illegal in more than 70 countries, with penalties ranging from imprisonment to death. That's why it's so important to build a platform and celebrate those who are out, proud and successful now, regardless of the penalty.
The World Pride Power List was widely publicised to ensure participation from all four corners of the globe to make sure that no-one who is a positive role model and fighting for equal rights was forgotten.
After receiving the nominations the list was adjudicated by a panel of esteemed judges who came up with the final rankings.
The list will be published in an exclusive Guardian supplement on the day of the London's Pride parade, Saturday 29th June.
The World Pride Power List will be compiled by Square Peg Media, the leading diversity publishing and events company in the UK, in association with The Guardian newspaper.
Look out for the full World Pride Power List, published as a supplement in The Guardian and on the Guardian Diversity Hub