100 Women We Love: Class Of 2018

Each one of these women, in her own unique way, is a role model who exemplifies the best of the LGBTQ community.

Sinn Sage

Photo by Mike Mancilla

Working in adult entertainment for the last 15 years, Sinn Sage has seen her industry evolve for the better. Sage exclusively performs in sex scenes with other women, something she expected might have held back her career. It didn’t. In 2013, she and Dani Daniels won an Adult Video News Award for Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene, and in 2015, Sage was named All Girl Performer of the Year. Finding acceptance in her industry, she went on to make her own productions, and now creates custom videos for audiences under Sinn Sage Productions, while advocating for equality for the LGBTQ community and for sex workers. Plus, she does it all while traveling the country in a converted van. So how did she get here? “I honestly just followed my dreams,” she says. Sage knew she wanted to perform, either as a singer or actress, but found making a living difficult. “So it just made sense to me that I would blend my passion for sexuality with my love of performance. I have literally never regretted it for one moment.” Just as her industry evolved over the past couple decades, so, too, has societal acceptance toward the LGBTQ community, says Sage, who identifies as queer and pan. Still, when she was starting out, it never occurred to her to hide her identity. “In the long run, I just realized I always want to be my true self. I never want to hide who I am from anyone, and if people don’t accept me for who I am, then I don’t need those people in my life anyway.” —SEJ