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.

DJ Bia Bia
“Be true to yourself and everything else will follow,” advises Bianca Biagioni, also known as DJ Bia Bia. That’s certainly been true for her. An authentic Italian from Tuscany, Bia Bia emigrated as a teenager to South Beach, where she attended the University of Miami, majoring in film production and economics. Inspired by Miami’s house music scene, Bia Bia started hosting events at nightclubs like Crobar, Mansion (Level) and The Living Room. She soon bought her first pair of Technic 1200s, and the newly minted bedroom DJ began spinning at her own loft. Ultimately, Bia Bia decided to put her college degree to use—she moved to Hollywood. She’s launched her own company, Eternal Productions; her debut screenplay Bocce Games, the story of a young couple trying to nurture true love in the violent world of the Italian Mafia, has been named a finalist in prestigious competitions. Bia Bia is also busy with her event planning company, Bia Productions, while continuing to DJ at L.A.’s hottest clubs and prepping the release of her EP this year. What’s next for the busy Bia? “To have my dreams and passions become a reality.”