100 Women We Love Class of 2010

As the first decade of the new millennium comes to an end, we take a moment to celebrate 100 out lesbians who have made the past year one of inspiring change and amazing progress.

Elizabeth Ziff

Elizabeth Ziff has been rocking with the group BETTY for two decades. A music producer and composer for television and film, Ziff is also working on an audio project with Gloria Steinem. But Ziff’s contributions reach beyond music. As an activist, she has been an advocate for AIDS awareness, LGBT rights and reproductive rights. She recently battled breast cancer and is, in her words, “fucking happy to be alive.” Ziff says she’s “a lover, not a fighter. I want to make sure that people understand that to be feminist is to be hot chicks just getting things done and bringing equality to a world that so desperately needs it. I hope to bring fun, music, and politics and the understanding that we’re not crazy, we’re right.” Ziff is currently touring to promote BETTY’s eighth album, Bright & Dark. -CB