The ALTERNATIVE Autostraddle Hot 105: Hotties You Will Like Who Also Like Girls

39. Mae Martin, Comedian (UK & Canada)

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“I feel like I frequently have this exchange with my straight male friends. They’re like, “Oh, you’re a lesbian, that’s awesome; I’m into that.” And then they’re like, “But in your relationship with your girlfriend, which one of you is the man of the relash?” Right? Like, fair enough question, but we’re genuinely both women. That’s kind of the point. That is the essence of the arrangement that we’ve made. And they’re like, “No, but which one of you represents the man?” And it’s like saying to a vegetarian, “Oh, you’re a vegetarian; that’s the best. Uh, which part of this salad represents the pork chop?” No, it’s made of vegetables. “Which vegetable wears the strap-on” is what they’re really asking. The answer is all the vegetables. Even the long haired vegetables sometimes wear them. And when they do it’s very exciting for the short-haired vegetables.”

Mae Martin

Mae Martin

Canadian Mae Martin has been acting funny on stage since the tender age of 13! She’s been on television like Russell Howard’s Good News, MuchMusic’s Video on Trial and The Comedy Network’s “Cream of Comedy” and she’s won awards like “Best International Performer” at the Brighton Fringe Festival. She currently is based in The UK and also tours all over the place and is a hit on tumblr.


38. Zoe Saldana, Actress (Los Angeles, CA)

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You first fell for Zoe in 2000, when she appeared in the highly underrated dance movie Center Stage. Now best known for playing Uhura in Star Trek and Neytiri in Avatar, Zoe Saldana was recently controversially cast as Nina Simone in the film Nina.


37. Abbe May, Musician (Australia)

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via abbemay.com: “Abbe May is from a small coastal town in the SouthWest of Western Australia. She records music in a small studio by the Indian ocean with her best friend and producer, Sam Ford. Prior to the forthcoming album, “Kiss My Apocalypse”, May released LP “Design Desire” in 2011. The album was awarded a place in the Top five Australian albums of the year in The Australian Music Prize.After ‘Design Desire’, Abbe May took a sharp new turn away from her heavy guitar riffage and into the hook laden world of weirdo pop. “Karmageddon” is a surprising song for a West Australian country girl to conjure up… Perhaps that is why it is so disturbingly cool. After touring the record on the summer festival circuits, May and Ford embarked upon a year of experimental recording with a mellotron and a drum machine. First single, “Karmageddon” – a vicious slice of doom pop and one hell of a ‘fuck you’, has become a cult hit across Australia.”


36. Ryann Holmes, Entrepreneur & Brooklyn Boihood Co-Founder (Brooklyn, NY)

tumblr // bklyn boihood // autostraddle interview

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Ryann is an entrepreneur, consultant and community organizer and a founder of Bklyn Boihood, “a collective that creates visibility and builds community within masculine of center* bois, lesbians, queers, trans-identified, studs, doms, butches and AGs of color through online media, events, workshops and collaborative projects.” She has worked as Logistics & Administrative Consultant for Public Interest Projects and with the Women’s Sports Foundation, Girls First and The Audre Lorde Project.


35. Jenna Wolfe (pictured with her wife Stephanie Gosk), TV News Correspondents (New York, NY)

@jennawolfe // @stephgosk // this is jenna’s coming out post

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Jenna Wolfe was born in Jamaica and grew in Haiti with a Puerto Rican Jewish father and an American Jewish mother from New Jersey. Her family moved to the United States in 1989, and after graduating from Binghamton in 1996, Jenna got started in broadcasting with gigs for the Madison Square Garden Network, WPHL-TV in Philadelphia (where she was their first female sportscaster), WABC’s Eyewitness News in New York City and The Today Show. In March 2013, she announced that she was gay and expecting a baby with her partner, NBC News Foreign Correspondent Stephanie Gosk.


34. De’Borah Garner, Singer & TV Personality, The Voice (Chicago, IL)

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“I’ve never been put in a position where somebody asked me am I gay. You can look at me and assume. So it was butterflies went to my stomach. I was like ‘Oh my god, I’m going to say it.’ I’ve never said it before and I can shut all the noise down. Yeah, I look like a guy — I’m a girl. This is who I am. I’m gay.” (via afterellen)

DeBorah Garner

De’Borah Garner

De’Borah‘s mother and father were both preachers, and she grew up in the gospel church community — but eventually her appearance and clothing became “too much” for churches who’d hired her to sing. The Voice was a huge step for De’Borah, as she told AfterEllen: “We literally sit around and sing all day and all night. I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned different kinds of music…. I came from gospel so I’m catching up! I’ve learned different styles, I’ve learned different genres, I’ve learned placement. I’ve learned how to control my voice. It’s like being in Berklee. Everyone is so amazing.” She’s since been performing at Prides all over the country and releasing new music.


33. Cris Derksen, Musician (Canada)

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Derksen, as described on crisderksen.comis “a rising star on the Canadian world / classical / folk / electronica scenes, award-winning Aboriginal cellist” known for “building layers of sound into captivating performances” with music that “braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her traditional classical training and her aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music.” Derksen has won a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, composed for television and feature films, toured internationally and nationally, performed at music festivals all over the world, and has played with people like Kanye West, Rae Spoon and Kanye West.


32. Jessica Landstrom, Football Player (Sweden)

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Jessica Landstrom, Swedish soccer player

Jessica Landstrom, Swedish soccer player

Jessica Elin Maria Landström is a Swedish football forward. She plays for Damallsvenskan club Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC and the Swedish national team. She came out publicly in November 2008.


31. Imogen Binnie, Author (Keene, NH)

website // blog // author of nevada

“I was like hold up, I can dye my hair stupid colors and cut it weird, cuss a lot, be a fuckup, get tattoos and make zines and be trans? Are you… are you sure about this? Suddenly this whole other life was possible.” (via keepyourbridgesburning)

Imogen Binnie

Imogen Binnie

via imogenbinnie.com: “Imogen Binnie is the author of the zines The Fact That It’s Funny Doesn’t Make It A Joke and Stereotype Threat. Additionally, her work has been anthologized in The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, released in Fall 2012. She is currently a monthly contributor to Maximum Rocknroll and has previously written for Aorta MagazineThe Skinny and PrettyQueer.com. She writes about books at www.keepyourbridgesburning.com. Nevada, her first novel, will be released by Topside Press in April, 2013.”


30. Crystal Gwyn, Photographer (Brooklyn, NY)

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crystal gwyn photographed by i0 tillet wright via dandy darling

crystal gwyn photographed by i0 tillet wright via dandy darling


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108 Comments

  1. “OH MY GOD WHAT IF SHE RETURNED TO GLEE AND DATED SANTANA OR SOMETHING” If Charice returned to Glee and dated Santana I would finally watch it, that’s what!

    Excellent list! So many amazing women. <3

  2. OMG so Jenny Lee Lindberg is probably my NO.1 CELEBRITY CRUSH OF ALL TIME and as such I am stoked that she is on this list but my undying love for her also means that I have watched/read anything I find ever which refers to her or warpaint in any way, and I have never seen anything to suggest that she likes women. Apart from joking about being in love with Stella. God knows I wish it wasn’t the case but as far as I know she’s never come out or been in a relationship with a woman, so she probably shouldn’t be on here :(

    idk have I missed something? PLEASE SOMEBODY TELL ME I’VE MISSED SOMETHING

    also YAY I voted for Julie Mehretu and Crystal Gwyn and they are both supercool and supersexy and I think this list beats the other list hands down, I mean just look at them (and read about all the awesome things they do)

    • this. i have been ladybonering all over JLL for a year or two and though i have googled all the things, i cant find any definite info on non-straightness. GAY ZEUS BLESS US PLEASE!? otherwise i am not sure the validity of her being on there (at least at this point in time) -_-

    • Jenny Lee(along with her sister Shannyn) definitely try to keep a SUPER low profile when it comes to their personal life. She is definitely not out as gay but she is definitely not “straight”…she doesn’t discriminate when it comes to her intimate relationships:)

  3. YES.
    Soooo excited to see Susan Allen, Michelle Chamuel, Shawnee SheKing, and Lauren Zuniga make these pages. The whole lot of them are ridiculously fantastic gods. And I *would* be excited about Angel Haze because I’ve been listening to her EP New York on repeat but I always sideeye the shit out of people who list the ambiguous “Native American” as part of their heritage, which lots of white and black people have a tendency to do as a weird sort of appropriation. She is apparently a self-taught speaker of Tsalagi, though, so that’s interesting to me, as an Eastern Band Cherokee person taking online classes from my tribe.
    And oh. my. god. CHARICE!

  4. OMG Divine Maitland-Smith is HAWT you guys. She was so cute when she was in the Big Brother house and OUT-spoken, too. And Charice, wowza! Filipinas represent! (Monique Wilson, too, timeless beauty / talent!)

    I love this list – very diverse and a lot of new and very cool people to know / ‘ship / tumblr about / follow / have a crush on! Especially the soccer players, raaar! LOL! ^___^

  5. Do you know what I like about this list? For the other Hot 100, I mostly just scrolled through and nodded when I saw someone I recognized, occasionally stopping to read something of interest. This time, I actually get to sit down with my iced tea and dogs and learn about 105 almost all totally new to me “hotties”.

    As usual, AS has listened to their readers and found a response that I think is totally respectful of many of the criticisms, but is still unique and total true to their style.

    <3 you guys and stuff.

  6. YAY. I LOVE this list. I saw a lot of really under the radar people I was hoping to have seen in the first one–like Nicole Albino (!!!) and Erica Linder (!!). There was still an additional three I was shoping to see though but I guess that’s what happens when you don’t vote…!: Devyn Arrey Galindo (assistant photographer at Nasty Gal), Taschka Turnquist who is a photographer specialising in super beautiful androgynous ladies, and Superkelow who’s a rapper and is just like ~the effin’ cutest. Gah.

  7. I’m so happy to see Tracy Chapman on the list. She’s my favorite singer, she has the most powerful voice I’ve ever listened to and her songs are so powerful. I can’t even start to explain how hot I think she is.

  8. Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but is Ashlyn Harris publicly out? As far as I’m aware she’s pretty private about her personal life and hasn’t made any statements one way or the other about liking girls.

    • Yeah, I haven’t read or heard anything about her coming out publicly. I guess I could have missed it but I’m a huge WNT fan so I doubt it. The only thing I do know is that some players on the team choose to be more private about their personal lives and who they are dating. Ashlyn might be one of them.

      High five from one WNT fan to another!

      • Hi 5 person with excellent taste.

        I’m fairly certain if Ashlyn had ever publicly come out fandom would have had a nuclear meltdown which is why I don’t think she’s ever said. Not that I think she would object to being on this list but if she chooses not to be out I don’t think we should act like she is.

    • Yeah, I am sure Ashlyn has never come out so she probably shouldn’t be on here. And Abby was on the hot 100 which squicked me out a bit because I think she has been very purposeful about not talking about her personal life.

      There are some awesome out players not on this list or the hot 100 though!
      -PIA!! Sundhage is out and proud and the most amazing coach ever – formerly of the USWNT, now the SweWNT. Helped the USWNT recover from the disaster that was Greg Ryan. One of the greatest players to ever play for the SweWNT. A+ singer. Never wears a bra.
      -Lianne Sanderson: Former member of the EngWNT, current member of the Boston Breakers, Joanna Lohman’s partner and cofounder of JoLi Academy. All-around hottie.
      -Inka Grings: Former GerWNT, currently playing for Chicago Red Stars. Was involved in a high profile love triangle with one of her German teammates and a former GerMNT player.
      -Sarah Walsh: Former AusWNT captain, Megan Rapinoe’s girlfriend, host of a new web series about Australian women’s football, and MAJAH HOTTIE
      -Casey Stoney: EngWNT captain, very outspoken about being gay. Most beautiful smile award in my heart.

      There are also quite a few out ladies on some of the nordic teams but I don’t know them all. You can watch them and other european teams in the Euros 2013 the next few weeks! This blog posts links to livestreams, videos about the teams, and interviews: http://womenseurofootball.tumblr.com/

      And of course since women’s football is the gayest sport ever, there are dozens of players “assumed” queer (like Ashlyn and Abby) that have not spoken publicly about it.

      General comment: This alternative list is so amazing, thank you to the AS staff for taking the time to put this together! It’s really really appreciated.

    • While she has never made any statements one way or another, she has been vocally (on twitter and instagram) in favor of gay rights, in the same way that Megan Rapinoe always was before she officially came out. For example, she posted a picture of her wearing one of the Nike Be True shirts. It may be a stretch to call her out, but she certainly isn’t afraid of gay-friendly media.

      Plus that bowtie love.

  9. Love seeing Fallon Fox and Joanna Lohman on the list. If you have Joanna Lohman you can’t leave out Lianne Sanderson, they’re partners and they both play for the Boston Breakers and they’re adorable.

  10. So before I clicked on this I went to reread Lori Lindsey’s interview because she’s awesome, DUH! But I’ve been on a women’s soccer kick (haha) lately and it’s lame but I just found out about Ashlyn from following Lori Lindsey on instagram and I was like “who is that girl! wow!”

    And while I was reading through this I had another window open with an Ashlyn Harris interview. Haha.

    So this comment is mildly awkward. Whatever.

    Great, great, excellent list!!! I’m cracking up now. I am way too easily amused.

    And now I feel bad because if I actually knew about women’s soccer I would have known about her before this week. I’ll get on it.

    • Stephanie, this is a really just a general comment about Ashlyn Harris–I’m just replying to your comment to keep the soccer talk together. Also, I hope you’ll continue with your soccer kick! (haha)

      Ok, so I’m being just a teensy bit nit-picky here, but technically Ashlyn Harris is only one of the possible goalkeepers for the USWNT. Hope Solo is almost always the starting keeper, followed by Nicole Barnhart, followed by Jill Loyden. Ashlyn has been in the player pool for years, but only recently received her first cap (meaning she played a game) for the USWNT. Being a goalie is tough-you’re always fighting for one possible spot that is rarely subbed out during games.

      However, none of this is to diminish her goal-keeping abilities. All four of those keepers are excellent and three of those four are queer. Speaking of queer, I’m surprised to not see Ali Krieger on here! She and Ashlyn are a couple and both currently play for the Washington Spirit, along with Lori Lindsey. Here’s a great photo of them at pride this year (from Lori Lindsey’s twitter). http://instagram.com/p/aZem2wLsZc/#

    • Stephanie, this is a really just a general comment about Ashlyn Harris–I’m just replying to your comment to keep the soccer talk together. Also, I hope you’ll continue with your soccer kick! (haha)

      Ok, so I’m being just a teensy bit nit-picky here, but technically Ashlyn Harris is only one of the possible goalkeepers for the USWNT. Hope Solo is almost always the starting keeper, followed by Nicole Barnhart, followed by Jill Loyden. Ashlyn has been in the player pool for years, but only recently received her first cap (meaning she played a game) for the USWNT. Being a goalie is tough-you’re always fighting for one possible spot that is rarely subbed out during games.

      However, none of this is to diminish her goal-keeping abilities. All four of those keepers are excellent and three of those four are queer. I’m surprised to not see Ali Krieger on here! She and Ashlyn and both currently play for the Washington Spirit, along with Lori Lindsey. Here’s a great photo of them at pride this year (from Lori Lindsey’s twitter).

      View this post on Instagram

      3 Amigos… @akrieger11 & Ashlyn Harris

      A post shared by Lori Lindsey (she/her) (@lorilindsey6) on

      Seriously, look at the photo.

      I edited this because, as people noted above, it’s completely true that Megan Rapinoe and Lori Lindsey are the only USWNT team players who are officially out. So me saying “three of four” reflects popular speculation, to just be completely clear. That said, until recently, Jill Loyden was living in the same city as me with her (now ex) girlfriend. I know this because Jill and I have mutual friends, one of whom was charged with selling all of Jill’s old furniture when she moved back to NJ to play for Sky Blue. Some of the furniture had come from the apartment that Jill used to share with Abby Wambach-swoon!

  11. Did you guys know that Tracy Chapman dated Alice Walker?! Because I’m listening to Julie Klausner’s podcast and just learned that and then I thought, “Who can I tell this new tidbit to?” And obviously I thought of y’all.

  12. WHY IS TODAY SO WONDERFUL

    I love this list so much, it’s such a breath of fresh air from always hearing about the same white cis queer women (who are mostly great, but y’know there are other awesome queer people in this world than Rachel Maddow.)

    I’m also really happy to see Angel Haze on the list, she is underrated and and extremely talented as a lyricist and rapper. I would suggest a few changes/additions to the bio though, such as the fact that she is pansexual and was studying neuroscience at Penn State before she decided to go into music instead. She’s definitely done much more than get into twitter wars with Azealia Banks!

    Other than that, I’m excited to have about 100 new crushes, thanks so much for this list!

    • I love Angel Haze and I’m thinking she’s about to blow up big time. One of her songs is featured in “The Heat.” I freaked out when I heard it. I hope this means good things for her (not that I freaked out, but that it was in that movie).

  13. May i suggest 2 more names for your list

    Maartje Paumen and Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel.

    Players from the gold winning olympic field hockey team from the Netherlands. At the time of the games they were still a couple,and both scored the goals that decided the final.

    Maartje Paumen won her second gold medal in London,and was also voted best player in the world for the last two years. Both are out and a role model for alot of gay girls in the Netherlands.

    Here are both of them doing an interview on being out in sports

  14. But WHEEEREEE is Bonnie Thunders and/or her girlfriend, OMG WTF (for the record–I’m not expressing discontent, her girlfriend’s name is OMG WTF)?!?! They play roller derby for the Gotham Girls and are both serious, serious BADASSES.

  15. I’m so excited that Kristen Stone made this list! She is a fabulous, smart, sexy human being and she should work for Autostraddle ;) personal opinion – her writing rocks my socks off!

    No, for real, Domestication Handbook. So beautiful and sometimes achy. And that’s a compliment.

  16. IMO this list is even hotter than the hot 100, plus it addresses some of the problems wrt race that people pointed out in the comments section of the hot 100 which is aaaawwwwwesome.

    Also: “The paradigm of gay liberation and emancipation has produced all sorts of troubling narratives: about the greater homophobia of immigrant communities and communities of color, about the stricter family values and mores in these communities, about a certain prerequisite migration from home, about coming-out teleologies… Queerness here is the modality through which ‘freedom from norms’ becomes a regulatory queer ideal that demarcates the ideal queer.” YESSSS

    Also GLORIA BIGELOW IS A FUCKING RAY OF SUNSHINE i like her.

  17. imogen! having met her in person, she is indeed super hot, y’all. and so friggin’ rad. i would say it’s a nice surprise to see her on here, but it’s not surprising that she’s on here, i just didn’t know she’d be on the list before it happened.

    so i guess what i’m saying is i can’t predict the future and imogen is hot.

  18. this is a headliner in my country! the local radio stations, tv talk shows and basically everybody now knows your site because you made charice #1 in your list. it’ll be cool, if you can ask charice for an intervew since she will be going in l.a this month.

    i woke up and jumped off of my bed when i heard the word AUTOSTRADDLE being mentioned on tv.
    i was like “what the f!!!!”
    when the video gets uploaded from that particular show where your site got mentioned. i will post the link here so you will know i ain’t lying when i say AUTOSTRADDLE is now FAMOUS in the philippines.

  19. It’s taking me forever to read this but I’m so happy about it! I see a lot of people I’ve been fawning over since forever (like Gloria Bigelow) and that is giving me all kinds of warm and tingly feelings. I’m also happy to see more women of color on this list than the last one!
    Now I have about 100 more women to obsess over. Thanks autostraddle. :)

  20. here was the link i’m telling you about but i promise there
    are at least 4 other local tv talk shows that mentioned your site.

    autostraddle is also in our newspapers.
    http://www.philippineedition.com/2013/07/charice-voted-as-hottest-lesbian-by.html

    http://www.myxph.com/features/5887/charice-1-sa-hotties-list-ng-isang-lesbian-website/

    http://www.tempo.com.ph/2013/07/charice-thrilled-at-being-named-hottest-lesbian/

    also if you have the time. watch this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7KpN9IrqAU

    charice guested on gandang gabi vice (the host is also gay)
    she was asked to say something to her girlfriend and she said i’ll just say it through a song. her eyes was closed while singing and the host asked her why. she just said she likes to imagine FOREVER when she sings.

  21. i just want to add that saying “struggling with her family” is an understatement. her mom and brother is not feeling her at all. charice needs all the love she can get. if you can actually interview her, please give her some advice. she needs it too. i just fell in love with you autostraddle. thanks! more power to your amazing website.

  22. I totally missed this when it was first published. It’s so exciting to read about so many new people. I can’t wait to cast my votes for next year’s hot 100 and finally vote for the people I never thought there was any point in voting for :D!!!!

    Thank you AS

  23. I don’t get it… Models, feminists, actors, soccer players, musicians… Where are the economists? Climate modelers? Mathematicians? People who had to pass math class? Most of these profiles read like a queer studies adaptation of “the emperors new clothes”. Maybe they were all in the hot 100 – I missed that one.

  24. Congrats Autostraddle. After years of social media resistance, I just created a twitter account so that I can keep up with half of the ladies on this list. They just sound (OK, and the looks don’t hurt) too good to loose to the internet short term memory black hole. *I shake my fist at you* And, also, thank you.

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