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.


Most of us are lucky enough if we find one thing we love to do in life, but Nancy B found two-and both, coincidentally, around the same time. In the late 1970s, she began working as a licensed veterinary technician (something she still does today) and around 1980, DJ´d at her first lesbian bar, the now-defunct Ariel. “I had no idea at the time that it would evolve into a lifelong career! I spent many years as the DJ for countless venues in the city, getting to know so many customers, promoters and venues along the way,” she says. Those venues include legendary NYC nightclubs like the Roxy, Limelight, Palladium, Private Eyes, Julie´s, China Club, Copacabana and the Duchess. She´s also DJ´d events for SAGE, Shescape, the Center, the Butch/Femme Society and her own event productions group, Pure Silk, as well as weddings. She finds it “extremely rewarding to be a part of a couple´s commitment to each other, celebrated with family and friends” and considers herself “blessed to have spent all this time working at two careers that I love.” When not working, she enjoys spending time with her partner (now wife) of 26 years, Colleen, and their Labrador Retrievers, Chippewa and Choctaw. -GH

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