The Official 2011 Autostraddle Hot 100: Real Gay Ladies

16. Ashleigh, 22. New Zealand.

“Helps Gardens Grow”

Submitted by: Lindsay, her girlfriend

“Your broccoli and tomatoes will never be the same.”


17. Bevin Branlandingham


Autostraddle Pick


“Bevin is a lawyering, happy-to-tell-you-she’s-31-year-old who lives in Brooklyn, but really that’s just the boring stuff. She works at Re/Dress a plus size vintage shop, runs a blog, has a podcast, performs drag, comedy, burlesque, aspires to having her own talk show and is generally an ultra-rad warrior for self-acceptance.” (source)


18. Bonnie, 18. Roanoke, VA

Student / “Works in an Ice Cream Shop”

Submitted by: Romi, her best friend

“She won’t kill weeds in her yard because she feels bad … Bonnie aspires to be a surgeon AND tattoo artist. Her plan is to finish med school and then open a tattoo shop while she’s finishes her residency in a nearby hospital.”


19. Brianna, 19. Mesa, AZ

Student / Receptionist

Submitted by: Andrea, her mom

“She is ‘hot’ because of her sense of humor, her love of animals and her drive to be an amazing young woman. Brianna doesn’t try to impress people. She just has a very natural beauty.”


20. Brooklyn Boihood’s Genesis & Ryann

Brooklyn Boihood

Autostraddle Pick

Read our interview with Brooklyn Boihood and spend the afternoon on their website.


21. Bry, 18.

“Likes Cats”



22. Caitlin, 25. Brooklyn, NY.

Musician / DJ / Bartender

Submitted by: Annie, her wife

” She’s a hot rockstar and a huge lezbo.

Check her music and upcoming shows at:

23. Caito, 20s. San Antonio, TX


Submitted by: EK, her “Internet buddy”

“So comfortable with their gender-queerness… boiish good looks, big brown eyes.”


24. Camila, 19. White Plains, NY


Submitted by: Griselle, her sister

“Juggles pre-med studies with rugby, and squeezes her art minor in when she can. She aspires to be a neurologist. Girls literally fall to her feet.”


25. Carolina, 28. Chicago, IL.

Graduate Student

Submitted by: Emily, her partner

“Her intelligence, the fierceness in the way she loves, her ‘muchness,’ her commitment to enthusiastic consent, the curve of her cheek, her willingness to be wrong, to be vulnerable and to grow always, her feminism, her gorgeous eyes, her acceptance of people’s self-definitions and her deep belief in the importance of playing in the rain.”


26. Casey, 21. Narberth, PA

Drummer / Student

Submitted by: Marisa, her longtime lover

“Beats and effortless charmmm.”


27. Chrissy, 25. Brooklyn, NY


Submitted by: Tamara, her sister and friend

“She is the most self-aware, world-conscious, empathetic person I know. And she can shake those hips. And she will send you poems when you are happy or sad.”


28. Christina, 19. Minnesota.

Submitted by: Sarah, her girlfriend

“She plays the harp and lived on a farm.”


29. Ciara, 23. Eagle Rock, CA

Sells Sunglasses / Artist / Writer

Submitted by: Emily, her soulmate

“Her hair smells like sugar plums … She has an endless passion for protecting the earth, animals and humans. She rescues animals minus the animal hoarding mentality. And she is never without her reusable bag and coffee mug.”


30. Claire, 29. Montpelier, VT


Submitted by: Alice, a friend


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  1. pretty damn great hot 100!

    all of these women make me want to be a better person. this is so much better than having spontaneous body issues. ;)

    also: VIKKI! =)

  2. … why are like 15 pictures submitted by someone’s friend named alice? anyone else notice that? haha random.

  3. this is an awesome list. also it appears everyone has a friend named alice. who is this alice and where can i find her.

  4. Based on findings from last year and this year, I conclude that if you’re called Emily and have a friend called Alice, the likelihood of you appearing on an Autostraddle Hot 100 list is 99.99%

  5. those are some seriously beautiful looking women. Well done.

    but was there an age cap? It didn’t seem to break above 32.

    • Most Autostraddle readers are between the ages of 18-24 so it would make sense that this list would reflect that.

      • on the issue of diversity i have a serious complaint to make regarding the lack of lesbian lemurs on this list.

      • actually, most autostraddle COMMENTERS are between the ages of 18-24, but Autostraddle readers run the gamut, though there are a lot of twentysomething and early thirtysomething readers on here.

        I think young people maybe are just more comfortable having their photos on the internet?

        • I guess the media kit should be corrected, then, because that’s what I was going by. It says THE MAJORITY OF READERS ARE: FEMALE / AGE 18-24

          • i really appreciate your contributions. i think there is a band named after you.

        • According to my marketing textbook: “Reasearchers have found Gen Yers to be: Opinionated . . . Gen Yers feel that their opinions are always needed and welcomed.” I feel like this explains why most commenters are between the ages of 18-24.

        • could be, I know I removed all photographic evidence of myself on the web at age 28.

  6. There are lesbians in Thunder Bay?! Thank the lord. I might be moving there next year and last time I was there I couldn’t find any.

  7. Jebus, do you know what would be terrible….not being a lesbian, because being a woman who gets to fancy and date and love and be with other women is the absolute best thing in the world, and looking at all these beautiful and happy queer women from all over the world reminds me of this! :-D Congrats on making the list ladies. :)

    • WORD! Because if you weren’t a lesbian, you’d have to look at pictures of DUDES for titillation. And obvs the word titillation should be solely reserved for WOMEN. That is all.

  8. Looking forward to number 87 waking up and seeing this (and hopefully not being cross)

  9. Awww, number 44 Hayley likes all the things I do…I’m glad to know I’m not the only girl re-watching generation two of Skins and staring at Ellen Page A LOT!

  10. My second thought after ‘yay hot women’ was ‘There are other people from Adelaide here!?’. Excellent work, AS, excellent work.

  11. My only question: Why are there so many hot Chicagostraddlers that I haven’t met yet?

    • THIS. Peoples represented herein who are from the Chicagoland area… email me eabwritesdesigns[at]gmail[dot]com to get in on our Chicagostraddle action! Also, if you are single, just email me… ;)

    • I KNOW RIGHT. There’s a Chicagostraddler group on AS as well, and you should get in on that action…

    • Sort of seconding what Marika said… why are they not in our Chicagostraddler group? I mean, we are awesome…

  12. This happened two days ago:

    *at Allison Weiss concert*

    “Heyyyy why aren’t you on Autostraddle yet?!”-me
    “I don’t know!”-AW
    “You should get on that, because they need you there!”-also me

    *bam hot 100*

    [this may be a less awkward paraphrase of the actual discourse]

  13. All of them are so beautiful, as are all of you. Why are none of you single and in Utah? :P

    • stay calm and carry on…looking at beautiful women.

      wow. thank you, AS. thank you everyone who submitted photos. this is almost as good/cute as the prom gallery. :)

  14. I spy a rugby player. Wonder if she plays union. And what position. Clearly a back, maybe flyhalf.

    Scrolling through the list and assigning people rugby positions in my head. I think there’s a lesbian jock quota I’m exceeding.

  15. Can I add that while I normally find Julie Goldman hot as fuck, that picture of her with bloody hands is seriously disturbing me.

  16. Also, thank you for posting all of these on 7 pages and not 40 effing pages. It’s so obnoxious when there’s only like three pictures a page.

  17. wow – no# 11 is just wow – cute/sexy/hot all rolled into one
    lucky girl who married her

  18. $10 says that #70 Liz is not wearing pants in that picture.

    There’s that evil gleam in both their eyes. I know that gleam.

  19. I am breaking my six day no Internet streak because this is just too fabulous and sexy and supergay.

  20. hot tot tot tot tot ! you ladies are all wonderfully gorgeous and sooo talented! :D im sold! :D this is awesome!

  21. This is so nice, so uplifting. What a lovely community of real people. Go Autostraddle. It gets bettah with you all the time.

  22. That is a lot of hotness…until that last one. ha. In all seriousness, this is the sort of list that should give us all hope. Look at everyone out there doing!

  23. this list makes me really happy because its basically 100 pictures of different kinds of beauty
    and THAT is hot

  24. comma her girlfriend
    comma her girlfriend
    comma her girlfriend
    comma her girlfriend
    comma her girlfriend

  25. WHOOOOOOO!!!!! My Lesbian Husband made it on here! She’s famous and therefore, I’m famous by relation! I always told her she’s hot stuff

  26. 1: Ooh la la, ladies!

    2: VIKKI!

    3: Haviland has been hot three times as well!

    4: !

  27. Also, can I just say how super excited I am that there are two New Zealanders on this? Because I am. Super excited. WE ARE COOL NOW, NZ.

    • I was also excited that there were two NZers on the list and one of them was pictured with lots of sheep, which is a pretty accurate representation of NZ.

  28. ack! how did durham not make the list? i’ll be sure to submit my friends next go ’round. lots of hotties here. :D

  29. My most commonly used nickname is V, and I am totez amused I share that name with a hot girl ;D

    Also, #1. Ab. Let’s be best friends. Please? I live in the county next to yours and we’re like the same age and I want to hug you. *cough*

    • V, you live near me? I thought all the gays had been wiped out! Which county are we talking?

      • I’m from Hertfordshire meself ^^

        Ah, I know! There seems to be a distinct lack of otherwise-inclined ladies in the home counties, disappointingly </3

  30. This is unrelated, but I had a dream that night that, for some reason, my picture was posted on Autostraddle and my co-worker saw it and that is how we came out to each other (her seeing me on Autostraddle, her visiting Autostraddle). I am pretty sure she is gay and I think she probably thinks I’m gay but we’ve never actually openly said it to each other. I don’t know what the dream means. Maybe I should open our next conversation with “So, how tasty is vagina?” Good plan, yes?

  31. Aside from all the hotness, the Australian in me loves that the New Zealander is listed as a “Sheep Caretaker Extraordinaire”. Gold.

    Also, this list is too much to take in just one sitting, I think I am going to need to revisit… and revisit…

  32. Thanks Auto girlzzz!
    I love you and unicorns love you!
    We’re SO close to getting going!
    This list is amazing, love love love it.
    And the girl who has the same birthday as poe, you also have the same bday as brandi howard, crystal, and yours truly. #january19holler

  33. Gosh there are so many cute lesbians out there. I sort of enjoyed this list more than other similar lists in other places.

  34. Ok now, I wouldn’t be a wingwoman if I didn’t ask…

    Who in Ontario is interested in my buddy, Hayley (#44)?!

    Contact me because I guess I’m her agent now :)

  35. Allison Weiss! I learned about her when she did a Bomb the Music Industry! cover way back in the day. She is hot because she loves Bomb. 100% of people should be listening to Bomb.

    Brianna, 19: I LOVE that your mom submitted you. You are beautiful (gingers FTW) and I bet your mom is as awesome as you.

    Emily, 20: I know this list isn’t about picking favorites, but I think you are my favorite. I would like to be your bro.

    Janet, 23: Cutie in a leather jacket with a dog. You can officiate my peace anytime.

    Intern Laura: I totally get it.

    Leilani, 27: IS THAT A SPACESHIP OR A SUBMARINE. I don’t know which would be cooler.

    Megan, 20: ZOMFG REDHEAD. (I think my obsessive Doctor Who viewing is giving me a thing for redheads because of Donna and Amy Pond.) Also ZOMFG CAT. You seem fun and awesome.

    V, 29: Broodingly hot. You remind me of Christina Ricci with freckles.

    EVERYONE: I love seeing all these queer chicks with different jobs and looks, and hometowns. Sometimes I feel like gays only live in New York or San Francisco, but this list gives me hope that I could run into a cool, sexy queer lady anywhere at any time. Thank you, Autostraddle!

  36. #90 here.

    I feel like maybe the Southern lesbians are too busy drinking beer on their porches, otherwise I wouldn’t be the only one on the list. Anyone from Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia?

  37. Oh yay! Hi, I’m #32! Hahaha, no wonder my partner was being weird all over Autostraddle for the last week. Also, I think I’m gonna go ahead and take my partner’s typo as a compliment. Because, you know, publicly I’m actually a Sexual Health Educator, not a Sexual Educator, mmkay?

  38. #80’s friend should have submitted a different pic! Homegirl is a teacher on the public internets with a beer and “ready to party” face. Not safe. No. No. School districts can be hella strict.

  39. HOT 100! This was the best surprise this morning. (Hi, late to party, as always.) Thanks for picking me and for putting together something truly amazing for our community to enjoy and drool and skwee over!

  40. This Hot 100 made me have feelings.

    Such as: A) I cannot wait to get to D.C. and start dating in a real lesbian community (I reserve the right to change that sentiment after actually dating for six months). B) I need to be friends with someone named Alice. C) Autostraddlers are HAWT.

  41. wowww these girls are all so gorgeous I can’t decide who to have an irrational internet crush on.

  42. Sooooo happy to see someone representing from little Charlottesville, VA on here! Fantastic! (It’s so hard to meet gay girls in that small town…)
    Great hot 100, thanks AS!!

  43. great list!! I wish i can put some “likes” in the pictures hehe

  44. Donny loves Dylan, and i love that we are right next to each other on this list. Although you are always number 1 with me!

  45. Hello. I have just learned about this website and its 2011 Hot 100 list from a comment on AfterEllen’s 2011 Hot 100 list. I decided to check it out, I like the uniqueness with having average individuals not celebrities. However, a lot of these individuals look similar in appearance. I want more diversity and various appearances. Continue with this list in the future because it is more realistic than AE’s Hot 100. :)

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  47. No Irish in there this year, but fabulous girls all the same! :) Some AMAZING smiles in that bunch!

  48. Kinda wished for a real ‘real gay ladies’ list… I know a couple on this who are ‘gay’ for the fun of it but still get it off with men on the side. Which kind of pisses me off that they have been listed as a real gay lady. I know hotter REAL gay ladies. Silly list really.

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  50. Can you do this more than once a year? I’m still bitter that my gf and I missed the deadline on this one! :(

    (not that I’m a shoo in, but I wanna submit sooner than 11 months from now!)

  51. I saw 38. Dylan in at a burger place in San Francisco. It was like the internet is real. It was awesome.

  52. Jincey Lumpkin’s Juicy Pink Box is really the best REAL lesbian porn out there. Glad she made it into the list :)

  53. Man, I bet half of these girls aren’t even gay for God’s sake and don’t even know they are on here. I know for certain one definitely isn’t.

    • Just, I don’t know, FYI?

      You never know for certain if someone is any sort of kind of genre of degree of queer.

      I mean, some people don’t even know that they are gay themselves.

      And even if a cisgendered female -bodied person is dating a transgendered/cisgendered/male-identified person, if they feel as if they are gay/queer/whatever, that’s their own damn thing, yeah?

      Nobody has the right to play homopolice. We’re not an exclusive club or anything. We don’t need bouncers.

      • Lol, that’s a lot of complicated words to describe a girl going out with a guy. Sorry if I came across as homopolice, that was last on my objectives trust me. In fact you actually kind of proved my point. If a girl is uploaded on here without their knowing by someone, how does that person know they belong on the “real” gay list? Isn’t that kind of presumptuous?

  54. I skipped this for awhile cause I am tired of ‘top 100 hottest etc etc’, but the realness of this group of lovlies was actually refreshing!
    Also, fyi I am 60, read, and comment!

  55. you need some NZ entries next year, i must remember the date, so i can surprise some of my friends heh heh

  56. I saw this in the ‘You May Also Like…” so decided to check it out for nostalgia purposes. Love all the Shane haircuts. Everybody’s a blogger. And there are so many fedoras.

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