10 (40) Heather Peace Actress and singer With 255 nominations in our public voting process, Peace was by far the most popular with you.
Yorkshire-born, she has played gay and straight characters in shows such as Emmerdale, The Bill and Lip Service. 11 (13) Christopher Bailey Chief creative officer, Burberry Alongside two powerful women, chief executive Angela Ahrendts and finance director Stacey Cartwright, Bailey has turned Burberry into one of the darlings of the UK-listed sector – as well as the fashion scene.
Davies has played one-day and Twenty20 cricket for England since making his debut in 2009.
13 (11) Simon Hughes Deputy leader, Lib Dems Outside government, but influential as Nick Clegg's deputy and the "conscience" of his party.
2 (8 last year) Michael Salter Broadcast adviser to PM The judges singled him out for pushing gay issues inside Downing Street.
Some may say Nick Boles (see no 25) has had more influence on David Cameron over the years, yet Salter's current position at the heart of government must be recognised.
6 (4) Evan Davis Radio 4 Today presenter As well as playing good cop to Today's John Humphrys, with his soft grilling technique, the 49-year-old former economics editor also appears on TV, hosting Dragons' Den and a three-part investigation of the economy, Made in Britain.
Gossip columns are obsessed with his body piercings.
The best way is to show positive role models." We think she is one.' and I ask them, 'Do you turn black during Black History Month or Turkish during Turkish month?'." Barnes "came out" on Teachers' TV, and says: "It's ignorance that causes homophobia – once educated, attitudes change.Some of those who nominated Barnes had worked with her on her "Educate and Celebrate" course for teachers, PGCE students and psychologists, run under the auspices of Ofsted; others are students, past and present. Since 2005, she has been running LGBT History Month at Stoke Newington School, north London, every February.She says: "I've had pupils say, 'Miss, are you trying to turn us gay?