100 Women We Love: Class of 2017

Every June, GO compiles a select list of talented tastemakers, influencers and all-around inspirational women who are making their mark on the LGBT community and on the world at large.

Diona Reasonover

Photo by Jessica Castro

Originally from Detroit, Mich., Diona Reasonover started her performing career as a classically trained actor. There was only one problem—“[I hate] corsets,” she says. “No one would let me do Shakespeare in an Adidas hoodie, so I got into comedy.” Now living in L.A. with her partner, Reasonover has written for several television series, including Amazon’s “I Love Dick,” Tru TV’s “Adam Ruins Everything” and the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards on IFC. As an actor, she’s popped up on “Grace and Frankie,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Superstore,” “Girl Meets World” and “Comedy Bang Bang,” as well as having starred on the TBS sitcom “Clipped.” She’s also got a spot-on Whoopi Goldberg impersonation, and has been featured on Vh1, Disney and Funny or Die. Reasonover says her coming out is “still happening—#largefamily,” but she truly believes that for LGBTQ people, “it does get better.” “But it also gets more expensive,” she says. “Subarus are not cheap.” —TB

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