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.

SUMMER BRIGHTON

Born and raised in the Mormon faith, Summer Brighton tried hard to be “the perfect Mormon wife and mother.” She went through reparative therapy and tried to suppress her feelings toward women, doing whatever she could possibly do to “overcome” them. But inside, she knew it wasn´t working. In her mid-20s, she left her religion, ended her marriage, lost some important relationships, and followed her heart. “It was one of the best, most difficult, most amazing decisions I ever made in my life,” she says. Now, having “broken free,” she says, “I am absolutely on fire.” She certainly is! Brighton owns a creative agency and production company in Los Angeles working with innovative companies and creating original content. She also started a creative collective and is stepping into the film industry. Her motivation, she says, “is to help other people´s dreams come true as I accomplish my own.” -SJ