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21. Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco
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Ani DiFranco is a bisexual rocker who is one of the most successful artists on an independent label. She's know for her energetic live performances and strong political stances. She's released 20 albums.

22. Danielle Egnew

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Danielle Egnew released five albums with her band Pope Jane. She's currently a solo artist. She is also a talk show host, actor, playwright, and lesbian psychic.

23. Melissa Etheridge

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Grammy and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge has been out and proud since 1993. She is as well-know for her activism and being a breast cancer survivor as she is for her music. She's been a strong advocate for the LGBT community.

24. Clementine Ford

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Clementine Ford is the daughter of actress Cybil Shepherd. Both women starred in The L Word. Cybil Shepherd played Phyllis Kroll, Bette's boss and Clementine played Phyllis' daughter Molly, one of Shane's love interests.

25. Melissa Ferrick

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Out lesbian rocker Melissa Ferrick is well known for being frank about her sexuality, her struggles with eating disorders and panic attacks. She spoke to Lesbian Life in 2004.

26. Nelly Furtado

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Nelly Furtado came out as bisexual and said she'd like to have her own gay pride float. According to Canada.com, Nelly Furtado said, "My dream is to have my own float. I’d have remixes of my songs. We’d all be drinking and dancing, just having a good time. We’d have lounge chairs and a little kiddy pool and we could all dance around and throw champagne on each other."

27. Janina Gavankar

Janina Gavankar
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Although she is not a lesbian, she did play one on The L Word. Janina Gavankar played Papi on The L Word. In our interview with her, she talks about how she is like Papi and how working on The L Word changed her feelings about gay and lesbian rights.

28. Gina Gershon

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Gina Gershon plays a lesbian in the movies, but she came out recently as straight. When asked about her sexual orientation by the Austin American-Statesman newspaper, Gershon had this to say. "The big question. I’m fairly straight. I kinda wish I could be a lesbian. So many girls come up to me all the time, I keep thinking, ‘God, I should be a lesbian.’ But unfortunately, I’m straight."

29. Sara Gilbert

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Sara Gilbert played tomboy Darlene on Rosanne from 1988-1997. She is on the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory on CBS. Sara Gilbert and her partner have two children

30. Missy Giove

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Missy, "The Missle" is a downhill mountain bike racer. She's a World Champion and World Cup winner and one of the fastest women in the world.
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