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8 LGBT Women Who Deserve to Grace the $20 Bill

8 LGBT Women Who Deserve to Grace the $20 Bill

8 LGBT Women Who Deserve to Grace the $20 Bill

Because it's long past about time...

There's finally momentum to put a woman's face on the $20 bill, but why not honor LGBT people and women by putting a queer lady on some cash? 

Ellen would make great currency; she busted the closet door open before anyone else of her stature had the guts.

 

 

This New York-born out feminist was an inspiration for so many; women, African-Americans, gays. Putting her face on money would not only honor her achievements, it would teach younger generations about them.

 

 

The author of The Color Purple has spent her life advocating for human rights. She's won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Lennon-Ono Grant for Peace.

 

This feminist writer from Kentucky continues to influence the national discussion on race, sexuality, and violence.

 

Quite possibly the most famous transgender person in the world, actress Laverne Cox uses her high-profile position to regularly advocate for LGBT and women's equality.

 

This class act was the plaintiff in the case that dismantled the Defense of Marriage Act. After she helped bring down DOMA, Edie Windsor proudly embraced her role as civil rights hero.

 

This scholar doesn't yet have the accolades she deserves, but putting her on money would right that wrong. Anyone who's written works like How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay and Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl deserves their own $20 bill.

 

 

More than a performer, Ani DiFranco started her own record label and regularly contributes to women's and LGBT causes. DiFranco has long been a role model for young bisexuals and would make a great face for the $20 bill.

 

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