100 Women We Love: Class of 2009

Once again, we celebrate our favorite out and proud women. As difficult as it is to narrow it down to just 100, this year’s eclectic list includes artists, athletes, club promoters, community organizers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, politicians and plaintiffs, who are making a difference in our world and the world at large.

Sophia Wallace

Focusing on the theme of feminine masculinity for the last eight years, Sophia Wallace has received accolades from ArtSlant and American Photography for her stunning
portraits. “I have a personal mission to show butch/gender queer/tomboy and FtMs in
a truthful, whole, and real way, through the eye of a lover, a close friend, a community member,” she says. “This is creatively gratifying to me on an aesthetic level, and I also enjoy the subversive aspects of making
pictures of butches that are undeniably beautiful.” Wallace’s work, Truer, an autobiographical love story, captures the everyday magic of a relationship and was recently exhibited at the Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York as part of the Nymphoto group show. Wallace is
currently co-curating with Cora Lambert and Nathaniel Siegel an exhibit of lesbian
photography from the late 1800s to today with plans for a show in New York and an accompanying book. -CB

Remember, these are in no particular order because we love them all!