The international relevance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues was confirmed in numerous ways in 2014.
These incredible videos -- all of which swept Twitter, Facebook and a number of other social media sites over the past year -- represent 12 months of various triumphs and tribulations, as well as the LGBT community's often wicked sense of humor. From the poignancy of a mother's impassioned speech on behalf of her transgender daughter to a Seattle drag queen's fierce response to a pack of anti-gay pride protesters, each of these clips were certainly topical. And let's not forget Honey Maid's groundbreaking "Wholesome" commercial, country singer Billy Gilman's emotional coming out clip and the sizzle of the Warwick Rowers.
Take a look at HuffPost Gay Voices' picks for the 17 best LGBT viral videos this year: