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

19. Tylan Greenstein, Musician (Atlanta, GA)


“With Girlyman, we played bigger venues and I felt like I had to have very clear boundaries. And it’s not that I don’t have boundaries now, but I’m realizing more and more that we are all going through the same shit and part of my work is to be really open about that. I think that’s something I can offer. So it’s kind of great actually, to be so open and so honest and just let people in.” (via afterellen)

Tylan Greenstein

Tylan Greenstein

via “After five studio albums and ten years on the road with the internationally acclaimed folk-pop quartet Girlyman, Tylan is returning to her roots with a debut solo CD, ‘One True Thing.'”

18. Erika Linder, Model


“…if I should go overseas working, pretending to be someone I’m not and then not get booked, because the clients can see if you’re comfortable in your own skin or if you’re just faking it. Then I would feel terrible and anxious because I was pretending to be someone I’m not. But if I’m just myself all the time, at least I can say that I did my best but this job obviously wasn’t for me. If they love you, they love you. I’m not trying to take it too seriously.” (via sick by trend)


Erika Linder was the first woman to appear on the men’s board in 2011 and presently models both men’s and women’s fashion.

17. Ruthie Foster, Musician

website // music

“I never really let go of finding a little local place to play at least every other Saturday. I never let go of that singing – performing. Because that’s how I kept my spirit free. That’s how I released having to sit in a cubicle for eight hours. That was the way that I was able to touch base with who I knew I was and was becoming. One little thing at a time, one gig at a time, one song at a time. I never let go of that. And you wake up one day – and I really do mean wake up, in a lot of ways – you wake up, grow up, whatever you want to call it, and you realize, ‘Wow – all those little simple steps I made throughout those years have added up, and I’m actually living this dream.'” (via out front)


Ruthie Foster is a blues/folk singer-songwriter who grew up in a family of gospel singers in Texas. She released her debut album in 1997, toured worldwide, and in 2009 her album The Truth According to Ruthie Foster snagged a Grammy award nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Her 2012 album Let it Burn was nominated for Best Blues Album Grammy. She also won Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year in the May 2010 Blues Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at the 2013 Austin Music Awards, among other honors.

16. Arabelle Sicardi, Fashion Blogger (New York, NY)

fashion pirate

Arabelle Sicardi via fashionpirate

Arabelle Sicardi via fashionpirate

Arabelle writes for Rookie. In her own words: “I’m Arabelle Sicardi. Twenty year old pop princess. I’m Taiwanese American and super queer and I have an extensive eyeglasses and dead butterfly collection. I love old people and sometimes I write about things for magazines. I believe in girl power and pin-up girls. I am anything but your manic pixie dream [riot] grrrl, but I am a mermaid.”

15. Seimone Augustus, WNBA Basketball Player (Minneapolis, MN)



Seimone appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, dubbed “the next Michael Jordan.” She went on to Louisiana State University and then was the #1 overall pick in the 2006 WNBA draft, going to the Minnesota Lynx. She quickly set the Lynx team record for points in a single season, was named 2006 WBA Rookie of The Year — setting the tone for a WNBA career full of awards and record-breaking. She also established a Scholarship fund, teamed with Feed The Children and volunteers at the Gus Young Center in Baton Rouge.

14. Ashlyn Harris, Soccer Player (Washington DC)



Ashlyn Harris is the goalkeeper for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Washington Spirit. Harris was named the 2004 Gatorade National Women’s Soccer Player of the Year and the first Four-Time Parade All-American in women’s high school soccer history while enrolled at the Satellite High School in Florida. She went on to be the starting goalkeeper for the University of North Carolina and was drafted in 2010 by the Saint Louis Athletica, but signed with the Washington Freedom when The Athletica dissolved. In 2011, she was offered a starting position for the Western New York Flash, leading them to the 2011 WPS Championship. After the end of the WPS, she signed a two-year contract with FCR 2001 Duisburg in the Fußball-Bundesliga (women) league in Germany, but came back to America to play for the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League.

13. Brianne, Calendar Girl & Student (Stanford, CA)

calendar girl photoshoot

“I had this idea that to be an attractive queer lady, I had to have slouchy jeans and jutting hip bones. This isn’t the case. Positive body image is a motherfucker to cultivate, but it sure is a lot easier when you see someone in the media who looks like you.”


12. Lissy Trullie, Musician & Model (New York, NY)

website // myspace // music


Lissy released her debut EP in 2009 and her first full-length album in 2012. Once upon a time, she was a really successful model, was heavy into the downtown rock scene in New York, and studied graphic design at Parson’s. Chloe Sevigny (who once used Trullie as the face of her clothing line) had a cameo as a merchandise sales girl in the music video for her single “Boy Boy.” Her song “Ready for the Floor” was on the Jennifer’s Body soundtrack.

11. Thao P. Nguyen, Performer & Writer & Producer (San Francisco, CA)



Thao P. Nguyen, a graduate of UC-Berkeley and Brown and an instructor of public speaking at San Francisco State University, is a writer and performer who has been putting on solo shows since joining the Solo Performance Workshop in 2007. Her full-length one-woman comedy, Fortunate Daughter, was a hit at the New York International Film Festival in August 2012 and enjoyed a sold-out run at the Stage Werx Underground Theater in San Francisco in October 2012, for which she earned the W.Kamau Bell Solo Performance Black Belt. She’s produced shows including TYPICAL: Stories from the anomalous Asian AmericanDIS-ORIENTED: A trio of Middle Eastern and Asian American womenA Mother’s Day Special: See Mom, I Didn’t Forget!Best Feeding, City Solo at Off-Market Theater, and Words First at CounterPULSE. She’s the Performing Arts Coordinator for the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco.

10. Shawnee SheKing, Musician (Toronto, CANADA)

almost famous // website


from almost famous: “If you were ever a fan of Michelle Branch circa The Spirit Room then you’re really going to love Shawnee She King, an Aboriginal artist from Toronto who writes stellar pop songs with big hooks, polished production and plenty of vocal power. It came as no surprise to learn that She King’s recent accomplishments include being invited to tour with Roxette and Glass Tiger and asked to record a song for a show that’ll soon air on the The Disney Channel.”

9. Divine Maitland Smith, Model, Actress & TV Personality, Pinoy Big Brother (The Philippines)



8. Javiera Mena, Singer (Chile)

website // music

Javiera Mena

Javiera Mena

Javeira Mena‘s career in the Chilean indie electronic pop music scene started in 2001 and after the release of her first studio album in 2006, she “transformed into one of the most relevant Chilean indie acts” of the moment.

7. Kim Crosby, Writer & Educator & Artist (Toronto, Canada)


“We are not meant to last forever. For me, I think that we should invest so deeply into the people coming after us, so our movements can carry on, and change as they see fit. I have an enormous amount of trust and faith in the brilliant people I work with every day. I am inspired by ancestry and the womyn who came before me who spoke up, and fought and also those who lived quiet and loved. One of the most radical things we can do is take care of ourselves and each other especially as Black womyn, who are so used to taking care of everyone else to our own personal detriment.” (via elixher)


Kim Crosby‘s an award-winning activist with awards including the 2009 Youthline Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Community Empowerment” and one of 2011’s City of Toronto’s Cultural Champions. She’s appeared on panels and conferences including Queering Black History Month, written for places like The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post and Autostraddleand sits on the boards of  Shadeism and the Toronto Arts Council Community Arts Council. She’s an owner of The Glad Day Bookshop, the coordinator for radical healing retreats Brave New Girls and the co-founder of The People Project, a “movement of queer and trans folks of color and our allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, activism and collaboration.”

In her own words: “A daughter of the diaspora, Arawak, West African, Indian and Dutch, hailing from Trinidad and living currently in Toronto. I’m an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, activist, consultant, facilitator and educator.”

6. Sasha Mallory, Dancer


Sasha Mallory

Sasha Mallory

Sasha Mallory, a runner up in the eighth-season of So You Think You Can Dance, has toured with Adam Lambert’s Glamnation tour and Madonna’s MNDA tour and has appeared in music videos for Madonna, Adam Lambert, Uh Huh Her, Wayne Brady and Yanbo.

5. Mal Blum, Musician (Brooklyn, NY)

tag // website // music

“So there’s the whole craft point, you’re making something. That’s not the most rewarding part. The most rewarding part is to take that and connect with other human beings with something you’ve made. Maybe some people would say that, maybe some other people would be like “No, no, no, it’s all about the craft. It’s all about the art.” For me, it’s more about that connection.” (via those who dig)

via {Mal Blum}

via {Mal Blum}

Mal Blum is a singer-songwriter with a knack for lyrics and an extensive touring history who has released five albums, most recently Tempest in a Teacup. Her music has been featured in MTV LOGO’s The Click List and NewNowNext music and in a national ad campaign for Free People.

4. Meshell Ndegeocello, Musician

tag // website // music

“You know, I’m 44, and I’ve had an interesting life. I’m lucky my brain just doesn’t work that way, I’m not that analytical. So, all I learned was just to be myself and to realize that that’s not for everybody. I don’t have expectations of others to have an expectation of me. I just try to be the best person I can and I try to watch people, try to observe. I’m not a real dogmatic person, I’ve grown to have ease with myself over time.” (via the austinist)

Meshell Ndegeocello. Photo credit: Charlie Gross. Via

Meshell Ndegeocello. Photo credit: Charlie Gross. Via

Meshell Ndegeocello is a bisexual musician credited with sparking the “neo-soul movement” and an extensive roster of hits, ten albums, and ten Grammy award nominations. Her music has appeared in films like How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Lost & Delirious, Love & Basketball, Higher Larning, Batman & Robin and Love Jones. She’s done projects with John Mellencamp and Herbie Hancock and Madonna, appeared on recordings by Basement Jaxx, Alanis Morisette, ZapMama the Indigo Girls and The Rolling Stones. Her biggest solo hit was “If That’s Your Boyfriend (It Wasn’t Last Night)” in 1994.

Also, once upon a time, she dated Rebecca Walker! Also, she contributed to the It Gets Better book.

3. Jenny Owen Youngs, Musician (Brooklyn, NY)

tag // website // this is her coming out interview // music

Photo: Najva Sol

Photo: Najva Sol

Owens Young came out last month while announcing her engagement to co-founder Kristen Russo. In 2005 she won our hearts with the stellar debut album, Batten The Hatches. One of its stand out tracks, “Fuck Was I,” a stirring anthem for the regretful, was included on the Weeds Vol. 2 soundtrack. In 2007 came the Take All Your Clothes Off EP which featured a brilliant cover of Nelly’s “Hot In Herre“. In the years following came two more full-length albums, Transmitter Failure and last year’s An Unwavering Band of Light, and tours around the United States and beyond with musicians such as Aimee MannRegina SpektorMotion City Soundtrack, Allison Weiss and Bess Rogers. She’s been followed by an ever-growing LGBT fan base since the debut release, which is perhaps in part due to her talent for writing gender-neutral lyrics that can so, so easily be applied to various highs and lows of a lady-lovin’ life.

2. Grace Bonney, Design Blogger & Entrepreneur (New York, NY)

tag // design*sponge // this is her coming out post

Grace Bonney via {Apartment Therapy}

Grace Bonney
via {Apartment Therapy}

Grace Bonney is the founder & CEO of Design*Sponge, which The New York Times declared “Martha Stewart Living for Millenials.” Founded nine years ago, Design*Sponge is now a cornerstone of the design and craft community, recently publishing Bonney’s Design*Sponge At Home. Grace has worked for publications such as Domino, In Style, New York Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Everyday With Rachel Ray and House & Garden as well as being a featured guest on Good Morning America and The Martha Stewart Show. She runs meetups for women running design-based businesses, founded the annual Design*Sponge scholarship to support up-and-coming art and design students, and came out last month!

Oh and she’s gonna grace you all with her grace at A-Camp this October.

1. Charice, Musician (Philippines)

tag // website // this is her coming out post // music


We fucking love this girl so hard. Charice started performing as a child, participating in nearly 100 contests and eventually making it to the final rounds of Little Big Star in 2005. Her big debut actually came via YouTube about two years later when Dave Dueñas‘ posting of Charice’s performance videos racked up over 15 million hits, making her an official Internet Sensation. From there things basically took off — she made a demo with Ten Songs/Productions in Sweden, appeared on South Korean talent show Star King and eventually made her first trip to the United States in December 2007 to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

Her debut album, Charice, was released in May 2008 and would eventually go platinum in The Philippines. Oprah Winfrey featured Charice in her “World’s Most Talented Kids” episode which led to Charice working with music producer David Foster, which led to her appearing on Hitman: David Foster and Friends, which became a thing on PBS, apparently, and also at some point Oprah called Charice “the most talented girl in the world.”Charice performed at Andrea Bocelli‘s birthday concert and performed with Celene Dion and by 2009 was performing at US presidential pre-inaugural events and pre-Oscar award events and at major league baseball opening games. (In 2010, she’d sing the Philippine National Anthem at the inauguration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.)

She released her second, 22-track album, My Inspiration, in May 2009, which included a duet with her Mom, which is adorable. The album went platinum in The Philippines and her first single debuted high on U.S. and Canadian Billboard charts. Her international debut album Charice, released May 2010, reached #8 on the Billboard charts and she popped up all over the U.S., like that time she was on Oprah with Justin Bieber and that time she played Sunshine Corazon in Season Two of Glee.

Charice has been struggling with her family since coming out a month ago, but is finding love/happiness with her girlfriend Alyssa Quijano, who sings in the female vocal group AKA Jam and was a contestant on The X Factor Philippines, where Charice was a judge on the show. She’s currently working on her third studio album, which she says will contain a lot of cover songs and has returned to twitter on a new handle and her fans remain behind her. Maybe she should return to Glee and date Santana or something. OH MY GOD WHAT IF SHE RETURNED TO GLEE AND DATED SANTANA OR SOMETHING.

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  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. I am so excited to peruse through all these beautiful ladies’ websites when I find a few hours to spare! In the meantime, Vicci Martinez and De’Borah….yay!!!

  3. Mal Blum is such a friggin dreamboat. Pardon me while I sigh heavily and listen to Tempest in a Teacup for the kajillion and eighty-second time and have feelings. :3

  4. 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:)

      • WHERE ARE YOU GETTING YOUR INFORMATION FROM? if you have a link i will love you forever

  5. 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!

  6. Opera singing queer ladies, I wanna die. I’m not even past the first page of this list yet.

  7. 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! ^___^

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Omg, I didn’t realize how amazing this list would be. Like, I knew it would be amazing but I didn’t know the degree to which it would amaze? Does that make sense? This list is everything.

    • I can’t even process on how amazing this list is. MY BRAIN BROKE BECAUSE THIS LIST IS INDEED EVERYTHING!

  11. I will forever have the biggest crush on Sasha Mallory omg. She is basically my dream woman.

  12. 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.

  13. Great job, team! These people are way more fascinating than the other list, seriously. Maybe do it this way forever? List the top 100 but do a feature on everyone else who needs more exposure.

  14. Holy shit, Hayley Mary, love of my life. I was just blown away by her inclusion on this list. Autostraddle is the best.

  15. 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.

      • I’m a huge fan of hers too. I didn’t think she ever came out publicly… but a girl can dream right??

    • 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:

      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.

  16. Mae Martin and Kristen Russo <3. I'm the worst: I'm from Chile and had no idea Javiera Mena was a lesbian. Her music is so bad tho hahaha

  17. YES THANK YOU! Amazing list!

    Just one quick thing – #46, the rapper is Dizzy Wright, not Weight.

    BUT SERIOUSLY amazing list and can’t wait to discover all the lovely ladies on this list I don’t know yet!

  18. If I can add one of my own :

    Phoenix Arn-Horn from a Canadian band called Courage My Love. She’s a drummer, she’s a singer and she’s adorable.

  19. 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.

  20. 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).

    • 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).

      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!

      • Also, Megan Rapinoe’s comment on the photo made me laugh at loud. I don’t use twitter but periodically I check out the two of them because they’re hilarious.

        • Thank you for all the information!!! I love it. And yes, her comment is golden! “One is just missing!” That’s how I feel when my friends go out without me.

  21. Yeah Michelle! My Dear Disco 4 evaaa

    Seriously though y’all if you haven’t heard MDD/Ella Riot/thereverbjunkie, get on it.

    • Which is also to say, #edit: it’s Dear, not Dead. Ahem.

      And +elebenty to everything. Thank you mum for getting me hooked on The Voice, because Michelle. NNNNNNF. So good.

  22. 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.


    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).

  24. Rockstardomness!! I love this list. Missing some norwegian ladies tho. Check out Gro Hammerseng and Anja Edin. oomnomnom.

  25. ugh Erika Linder is so hot it kind of makes me want to die.

    also EVERYONE ON THIS LIST jesus christ.



  28. awesome list, but one suggestion: Bonnie Thunders, a roller derby goddess based in NYC. She’s worthy of this list!

  29. 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

    • I forgot to say,they are on there with another out player Marylinn Agliotti. They are the two on the left

    • I would if i were over there! im watching her stuff on yt and she is very very funny. also very very hot

  30. 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.

  31. This list is incredible. Also, I’m adding Aussie singer Mojo Juju as number 106. :)

  32. 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.

  33. Yasss! Charice on #1 spot, young but yet so courageos plus the voice beautiful. Fantastic list, thanks :)

  34. 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


  35. 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.

  36. gah, everytime i read about charice’s coming out it makes me wanna tear up. i’m so proud of her!! :’)

  37. 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.

  38. 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. :)

  39. Joanna Lohman, Lianne Sanderson and Lauren Zeniga. Oh my my my so many feelings. Damn good looking ladies.

  40. 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.

    also if you have the time. watch this.

    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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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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