I wish to draw your attention not only to Sinclair Sexsmith’s Top Hot Butches project itself, but to the meticulously painstakingly sensitively crafted description of the gender identities she intends to represent in this project included within. You have to be careful because queers like to yell at each other about words and labels and stuff a lot, especially when it’s about inclusion/exclusion, and Sinclair rocked it.
If you don’t know about Top Hot Butches, last year’s list included lots of our favorite humans like Julie Goldman, Kate Moennig, Rachel Maddow, Jenny Shimizu, Wanda Sykes, Alison Bechdel, Eileen Myles, Samantha Ronson, Judith Butler, Ellen DeGeneres and Dani Campbell.
This year they’re doing it a little differently — go check it out and nominate your favorite famous women, cis and trans persons who self-identify as some some of masculine of center identity: butch, macha, stud, ag, tomboi, genderqueer, etc — or anyone who falls into any of the other descriptions provided in this post, which explains the project and the requirements for nominees. Then read Sinclair’s post explaining the thinking behind this year’s project.