The international relevance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues was confirmed numerous ways in 2012.
These incredible videos -- all of which swept Twitter, Facebook and a number of other social media sites over the past year -- represent the LGBT community's political concerns as well as its often wicked sense of humor. From the poignancy of Shane Bitney Crone's "It Could Happen To You" (which explored the lack of rights offered to unwed gay couples) to a gay chorus' chilling rendition of a holiday classic in honor of Sandy Hook victims, these clips were certainly topical. And let's not forget the touching "Homecoming" and "Invisible Parents" videos, a sexy "Call Me Maybe" redux shot in West Hollywood and the French soccer players who smooched in a more-than-brotherly fashion on the field -- all of which made us smile.
Take a look at HuffPost Gay Voices' picks for the 14 best gay viral videos this year: