It's Hot 100 Season again and boy is it getting hot in here! Anyhow, enough about the weather -- every year, in the grand spirit of behemoth mega-sites like lad-mag Maxim and lesbo-favorite AfterEllen, we conduct a "Hot 100" situation right here on our website. However, our Hot 100 is not really like their Hot 100s. They essentially rank famous ladies of all orientations, whereas we change our mind every year about what/who, exactly, we'd like to rank.
In 2009, our Hot 100 ranked hot things like volcanoes, hot beef injections, chi hair irons, fire, the apocalypse, and Intern Hot Laura. In 2010, we asked you to submit photos of your own beautiful hot selves and/or friends and you came out in droves (once again, Intern Hot Laura was nominated/featured). Then in 2011, we asked you to submit photos of the beautiful ladies you fancy, such as Intern Hot Laura, and that also resulted in a lovely list.
Now it's 2012 and we're opening it up really wide, like thighs. This year we'd like you to vote for the hottest gay/bisexual ladies in the universe. This may very well be Leisha Hailey, Portia De Rossi or Julie Goldman -- but it could also be your girlfriend, Miss April, or that cute girl on YouTube! (FYI, Intern Hot Laura is now Associate Editor Laura.) The only requirement is that your candidate is female-identified (cis or trans*, all are welcome!) and sexually oriented towards other female-identified persons.
It bears mentioning that "hot" doesn't just mean "good looking" -- it means a lot of things! Like smartness and talent and coolness and incredible recapping skills and being funny!
If you're voting for your girlfriend or another non-famous person, you might ask yourself, "how on earth could my girlfriend beat Kate Moennig in this contest when my girlfriend isn't famous?" Well, I guess that's up to you and your girlfriend. I suggest an aggressive campaign.
We wholly encourage all of you out there -- the famous, the semi-famous and the unknown -- to rally the internet to vote for your beautiful beautiful self. If you're an up-and-coming lady-blogger or queer pornstar, ask your fans to come over here and vote -- and if you're a passionate fangirl of a certain lesbian celeb, rally the troops for that, too. Got it? This is all about rallying, basically.
Here's how voting works:
You will be asked to vote for 10 lady-identified persons, so choose carefully.
Each person is only allowed to vote ONCE.
You have until May 9th to vote, and then we'll tally them, and then when we're done tallying, we'll announce the winners!
Ready? VOTE NOW!
[sidenote: you can only vote for one person once. voting ten times for the same person is one vote. otherwise, my mom could make me win in like two minutes]