100 Women We Love Class of 2010

As the first decade of the new millennium comes to an end, we take a moment to celebrate 100 out lesbians who have made the past year one of inspiring change and amazing progress.

Erin Foley

Of her craft, comedian Erin Foley says, “I hope people leave laughing. Uncontrollably. Snorting. Hysteria. Throwing their clothing at the stage. Women’s clothing. Although, I like ties. I mean, I prefer if women took off their clothes and threw them at me. Gently. I don’t want someone’s belt scratching my cornea.” Foley got her start at clubs throughout New York City, but now lives in Los Angeles; she performs at big name venues on both coasts including Caroline’s on Broadway, The Improv and Gotham Comedy Club. Also an accomplished actress, Foley appeared in Cameron Crowe’s film Almost Famous and in the short films Squeezeplay and Paper Mache Case. Foley recently shot her own half-hour Comedy Central special. “What I enjoy most about my work is having the gay community come together and laugh and not feel so isolated,” she says. “ That truly brings me unbridled joy. I also like getting paid in drink tickets.” -CB

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