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Velvet Park Names its Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2010

Velvet Park Names its Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2010

Velvetpark has named its “Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2010,” and the editors dug deep to deliver a thoughtful list of queer women who aren’t always on the tips of the collective lesbian tongues. Among the women Velvetpark has recognized are DADT activist Katie Miller, performance artists Heather Cassils and Holly Hughes, experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, drag king and queer legend Storme DeLarverie, artist Catherine Opie and community activist Dawn the Self Esteem Queen, among many others.

Velvetparkhas named its “Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2010,” and the editors dug deep to deliver a thoughtful list of queer women whose names aren’t continually on the tips of the collective lesbian tongues.

The online mag opted to steer clear of celebrities, or folks who otherwise get plenty of attention – not that celebrities weren’t worthy – and focused on a select group for it’s year-end list. Here’s what the editors had to say about how they chose queer women who are gracing their list:

Velvetpark’s year-end round up of the most significant queer women of 2010 had our editors researching and wracking our brains for the last month. In selecting the Official Top 25 we decided to hone our criteria down to women who made a significant contribution to lesbian/dyke/trans/queer visibility in the areas of arts, culture and activism, or who made a critical impact on our social equality—this year.

Among the women Velvetpark has recognized are DADT activist Katie Miller, performance artists Heather Cassils and Holly Hughes, experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, drag king and queer legend Storme DeLarverie, artist Catherine Opie and community activist Dawn the Self Esteem Queen, among many others.

Check out Velvetpark’s homage to these fabulous queer women here.

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