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.

Lane Moore

Photo courtesy Lane Moore

Lane Moore once suggested she had 35 jobs—and that wasn’t much of an exaggeration. A comedian, writer, actor, musician, podcast host, soon-to-be author and social media gadfly, Moore manages a nonstop cycle of creativity that has earned her multiple accolades. Her critically-acclaimed monthly comedy show “Tinder LIVE!” brings the dating app to awkward life, and she is a prolific writer for top humor outlets like the Onion, McSweeney’s and the New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs. In addition to live comedy, she performs with her band, It Was Romance, which has been compared to classic Sleater-Kinney. She had a hilarious cameo as a blasé thrift shop clerk on the fifth season of “Girls.” And did we mention she won a GLAAD award for bringing queer visibility to Cosmopolitan.com, where she was the sex and relationships editor? “Pretty much since birth, I was doing accents and impressions, writing sketches and stories, singing and writing songs,” Moore explains. “I’ve never wanted to do anything else. When I was growing up, and even now, the only real friends and family I had were TV shows and comedy and music and books. If I can now create [those things] so other people can feel less alone, that’s my favorite thing.” All in a day’s work. —KL