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The Most Compelling LGBT People Of 2012

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ANDERSON COOPER
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This year was full of historic moments for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. From huge political victories to the continuous onslaught of anti-LGBT rhetoric from pundits and lawmakers, there were plenty of stories that made headlines. But it was a number of prominent LGBT people themselves that captured our attention and, in many instances, our hearts.

As 2012 comes to a close, HuffPost Gay Voices is highlighting some of the incredible individuals and their actions that helped to make our community stronger and more vibrant this year. Because we always value your input, we also asked our readers to share their picks for LGBT people of the year. Take a look at our slideshow of the most compelling LGBT people of 2012 -- a mix of our picks and your nominations.

And because we couldn't include everyone, be sure to add your own favorite to the slideshow so you can let everyone know who inspired you this year!

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