VOTE: SheWired's Out Woman of the Year 2012

2012, being the year of a national election and the Olympics, has been a big year for LGBTs in pop culture, politics and sports. Now SheWired would like to pay homage to the unabashedly out women who’ve moved visibility for queer women forward.
By: SheWired Editors
December 13 2012 2:22 PM

Tig Notaro:

Think you got problems? Tig Notaro’s got you beat. This year the comedian, who first gained attention as a lesbian cop on The Sarah Silverman Show, got pneumonia, was diagnosed with breast cancer, lost her mother, and endured a break-up. But Notaro rose to the challenge, turning her pain into brilliant humor though her much-loved droll delivery. A cancer-centric stand-up routine at L.A.’s Largo is now legendary and Notaro is currently working on the writing staff of Amy Schumer’s Comedy Central show. Oh, and Jezebel called Tig “one of the best living comedians in the industry today.”

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