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 1:22 PM

Lana Wachowski:

Lana Wachowski, one half of the famed Wachowski siblings who came to fame while making the Matrix trilogy, reentered the limelight to promote their latest blockbuster, Cloud Atlas, with shocking pink dreads, a genuine, beaming smile, and one line that said it all: “Hi, I’m Lana.” After staying out of the media for years, Wachowski—who transitioned in recent years—showed that coming out as a transgender woman, and a lesbian, didn’t have to be a big shocking deal. She reminded us that you are who you are, and labels are what you make of them. Bonus points: Now married to her second wife (whose name she’s always kept from the media) used her new pulpit to talk to HRC and other LGBT groups about suicide, bullying, and coming out.

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