Welcome to the Pride Power List 2017, showcasing the standout champions of the community, as nominated by members of the LGBT+ public.
This year’s list includes campaigners, social media influencers, non-binary activists, politicians and CEOs of global companies.
Some faces will be well-known to you; others will be an introduction, but all have influenced positive change for LGBT+ lives.
The importance of encouraging acceptance and challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hatred is crucial, particularly during this time of ongoing political turmoil, when LGBT+ rights and lives are under threat across the globe.
This list is only a small sample of the many people working to better the LGBT+ community and create a more equal society.