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.

Poppi Kramer

Photo by Genine Esposito

“I’m like a thermometer,” says out comic Poppi Kramer about her success performing on gay cruises. “I’m constantly taking the temperature of the audience to see how far I can take it. But that happens regardless of sexuality. It’s about adaptability without compromising who I am. And the things that make me who I am, fantastic and horrible, are all great.” After winning Season 3 of “The Biggest Loser,” Kramer went on to perform on VH1, SNY, E!, Lifetime and Here! as well as appearing in several sitcoms and indie films. But on Friday nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Stonewall Inn at their long-running lesbian party Lesbo-A-Go-Go. “Having worked on the corner of Christopher and 7th for the better part of my life, I have seen the highest levels of joy and lowest levels of despair over the past decade,” Kramer says. “The one thing I’ve learned is that if we lock arms and stick together, all of us, noting is impossible. Be heard. Every one of us matters.” —TB