100 Women We Love 2012

Drum roll, please! We’re excited to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—our most diverse group of out entertainers, artists, athletes, activists, business principals and elected officials yet. Each of these women is a superstar in her own right. Their achievements and contributions shape our lives —and elevate us in the eyes of the world . They’re working to raise LGBT awareness, increase our visibility and quicken our progress toward a just society.

We are extremely proud to present the class of 2012. There are no rankings or numbers. They are all leaders.

Beth Greenfield
A polymath journalist with an insider’s view of LGBT culture, Beth Greenfield has written about gay mores, real estate, entertainmedjnt, kids, health and travel for prominent publications including The New York Times, Esquire, Budget Travel, Parenting and Better Homes & Gardens. A self-described “representative voice for lesbians and queer people on mostly straight editorial staffs,” Greenfield was a features editor at Time Out New York and then managed its Gay & Lesbian section for seven years. “Being an out lesbian has allowed my career to flourish in ways I would have never thought possible: it’s allowed me to write about LGBT issues from a place of firsthand knowledge for mainstream publications,” says Greenfield. Now splitting her time between New York City and family life in Provincetown with her wife and young daughter, Greenfield published a memoir, Ten Minutes from Home, which was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Authors title in 2010. She also continues to blog about travel and lesbian mommyhood on her eponymous website and freelances for several publications. Her latest project? Working on a semi-autobiographical novel about a 25-year-old lesbian gossip columnist living in early ‘90s NYC. We can’t wait to read it.

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