100 Women We Love 2011

The 100 Women We Love – out artists, elected officials, business leaders, athletes, community activists – are role models for us all. Many are up-and-coming movers and shakers; some are at the zenith of their careers. Some of their achievements change our world and, just as importantly, others improve the world’s perception of out women. They all strive tirelessly to increase our visibility and continue our incredible progress toward equality and justice.

We proudly present the class of 2011, in random order, so each gets her well-deserved turn in the spotlight.

STEPHANIE MILLER

Comedienne and progressive radio personality Stephanie Miller was recently named talk radio’s “Woman of the Year” by Talkers Magazine. Miller got her start at Los Angeles’ famous Laugh Factory, and has since appeared on the Joy Behar Show, Larry King Live, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America and The Today Show, among many others. Prior to going nationwide with the syndicated The Stephanie Miller Show, Miller pulled top ratings at KABC and KFI in Los Angeles. Of her public coming out, the daughter of the 1964 Republican Vice Presidential nominee William E. Miller says, “I hope to inspire other gay people to speak their truth…to cause just a cascade of big, gay dominoes, really. We all stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, and I truly believe this is the civil rights battle of our generation.” –CM