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.


When we say Samantha Abby lives, breathes and eats digital video, we really mean it. As the founder and producer of Penny Lane Pictures, a New York-based production company, Abby is the creator of The Curious Cook, an award-winning, web-based LGBT cooking show hosted by chefs Athena Reich and Jase Grimm. The series has earned accolades from the Huffington Post, NewNowNext, Broadway World and the L.A. Web Fest, to name a few outlets. Penny Lane Pictures produces reality and scripted television and digital content including another web series, Love, Abby, a comedy/advice show and a show for Sony´s digital company Astronauts Wanted; Abby also runs a subsidiary that provides video production services for professionals and students. Did we mention she´s also a cast member, with her wife Laura Leigh Abby, on Bravo´s hit reality series, Newlyweds: The First Year? Abby says her success comes from her strong connection to the LGBT community, not in spite of it. “We live in a society that celebrates diversity and should maintain an environment that protects our rights. We don´t need to strive to be perfect, or to fit a stereotype,” she says. “We simply need to support our LGBT community and promote equality for all people, everywhere, as we each follow our own unique path.” -KL

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