100 Women We Love 2015

We are thrilled to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—an incredibly diverse group of out entertainers, athletes, artists, activists, business leaders and elected officials.

LYDIA SABOSTO

Lydia Sabosto was already playing piano by the age of four, had learned Beethoven´s “Moonlight Sonata” at nine and started performing professionally at 12-an impressive list of accomplishments even by child prodigy standards. As an adult, she studied at the Berklee College of Music and the Cornish College of the Arts, and eventually took her act to NYC restaurants and cabarets. She´s performed for top celebrities, including Tom Selleck, Wanda Sykes, Perez Hilton and Marni Nixon, and a recent show-at the Clare Rose Playhouse in Patchogue-was sold out. (Currently, she´s enjoying a regular gig at Hotel Indigo´s Bistro 72 in Riverhead.) In 2012, Sabosto released A Suitcase of Memories, an album that includes her interpretations of songs like “Time After Time,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “House at Pooh Corner,” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.” Suitcase recently garnered a rave review from QonStage´s Bruce-Michael Gelbert, who said the album was “filled with melodies, both familiar and rare, to which she lends her warm alto and…inventive and unusual twists in mood and tempo.” Sabosto is especially devoted to the LGBT community, winning the Vic Skolnick Community Service Award in 2014 from the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Her message? “Never give up your dream and always be who you are.” -GH