12/31/2013 08:04 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

20 Of The Most Compelling Queer People Of 2013

As we mark the end of 2013, it is important to reflect back on some of the most prominent contributions by members of the queer community this year that have helped galvanize the massive social and political victories of the past twelve months.

From visibility to institutional reform, queer people are involved in a mainstream shift that is gradually changing the way the public understands and relates to our community. In celebration of all of these moments over the past year and the victories we hope will happen throughout the course of 2014, join us in recognizing 20 of the most compelling members of the queer community and their contributions over the past year.

Compelling Queer People Of 2013

CORRECTION; The original version of this article incorrectly identified Carmen Carrera as having been a contestant on the fourth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race." She was actually featured on the third season. In addition, Coy Mathis' name was incorrectly listed as "Cory."