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.


Burned out from long hours and back-breaking work as a reality TV sound mixer, Christina Bly realized she needed a vacation. So she and her close friend Lauren Aadland packed up and headed from Los Angeles to Europe “for the first time with no set plans or real direction,” as they put it. The pair filmed their adventures and posted them online, and it turned out, more than just their friends and family were watching. “I did not expect it to take off how it did,” Bly says. “We decided this needed to be what we put our efforts into.” Now with over 10,000 YouTube subscribers and 400,000 views, Bly and her co-creator travel the world for “Button and Bly´s Travel Show,” which sheds a light on global LGBTQ culture while inspiring other young people to hit the road. Bly says she has received “countless emails about how we have encouraged someone to travel or feel as though they can be out and themselves and not worry about it.” -SJ

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