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.

Molly “Equality” Dykeman
Molly “Equality” Dykeman, the alter-ego of actor/playwright Andrea Alton, is a poet/security guard at PS 339. The lovable train wreck–who adores nachos, people who aren’t douchebags and all types of ladies–appeared in her debut one-woman show, The F*cking World According to Molly, at the 2011 New York Fringe Festival to widespread acclaim. She managed to find the airport in time to make her international premiere at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival last month, and is looking forward to her first Pride show, I Can’t Even Think Straight: Molly “Equality” Dykeman’s Big Gay Pride Show, this summer. “To all the ladies out there, I’m currently single and on new meds so look me up,” she says. When Molly is on hiatus, Alton performs at leading comedy and off-Broadway venues from San Francisco to Provincetown. Alton’s next projects include working on a young adult novel, finishing an untitled full-length play, and waking Molly up after her all-nighters. “If I can make people laugh and forget about their troubles for a bit, it’s the best feeling in the world. If I can add social commentary into the mix and make people think, then that’s an extra bonus,” Alton says. Molly, on the other hand, insists she “just got into poetry and showbiz to get laid.”

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