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.

Ali Liebegott

Photo courtesy Ali Liebegott

Ali Liebegott’s three books—the Lambda Literary Award-winning novels “The Beautifully Worthless” and “The IHOP Papers,” plus her most recent work, “Cha-Ching!”—tell the stories of young queer people on the margins of society yearning to break free. One can’t help but see the author, who once worked in a food co-op stacking cat food as she carved out a career as a creative writer, between the lines. Now based in Los Angeles, Liebegott currently writes for the Emmy-winning TV series “Transparent,” in which she had a cameo as a butch security guard named Tiffany. She also had roles in “Maron” on IFC and in the upcoming ABC series “Ten Days in the Valley.” As a member of the legendary queer literary tour Sister Spit, Liebegott performed across North America with other gender-nonconforming writers, filmmakers, poets and activists. In all of her work, Liebegott hopes to bring about a day when all LGBT people feel safe and represented. “There’s no one dyke experience, one trans experience, and so on,” Liebegott says. “I look forward to the day where LGBT people are not pigeonholed and can play a multitude of roles, not just those that reflect their own experience.” —KL

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