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Introducing our celebration of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people who make a real difference.

At the end of an uncertain week a ray of light. It’s our inaugural celebration of the achievements of 100 most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Britain voted for by you.

Thousands of public nominations came in via our online voting form. It’s fair to say, the competition has never been stronger or closer.

The list recognises the people who have paved the way for LGBTI equality and celebrates those actively working to raise visibility and change lives.

Congratulations to all who made the list and all the nominees who did not. You all make Great Britain a better place.

And why do we compile the list? Because, while OutNews Global readers may be great supporters who campaign for equality for all, unfortunately, some people still need reminding.

The top ten on the list are below:

1. Sir Ian McKellen, CH, CBE
Actor and LGBT rights advocate

2. Stephen Fry
Actor, presenter, writer, comedian and activist

3. Munroe Bergdorf
DJ, activist and feminist

4. Claire Harvey
Senior Consultant, KPMG and Paralympian

5. Angela Eagle
First Shadow Secretary of State, Labour Party

6. Lord Cashman CBE
Labour peer and LGBT rights advocate

7. Alan Carr
Comedian and television personality

8. Anthony Watson
President & CEO, Uphold Inc, LGBT equality and human rights activist, Chair of Labour Business & Enterprise Council

9. Jack Monroe
Writer, journalist, activist and political commentator

10. Owen Jones
Columnist, author, commentator and political activist

You can read the full list here and download a full copy of the Guardian supplement.

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