Top Ten Lesbian Newsmakers of 2012
Pussy Riot, Feminist Punk Rockers
OK, we know that these ladies aren't self-identified lesbians, but they've dominated lady-relevant news this year. The Russian feminist punk rockers stormed a Moscow cathedral earlier this year chanting slogans against President Vladmir Putin — an act of civil disobedience that got three members charged with "hooliganism," and two of them sentenced to two years in Soviet-era hard labor camps. Celebrities from the likes of Madonna to Bjork to Foo Fighters spoke out in support of the fierce feminists, who continue to go on fighting for "the right to sing, to think, to criticize." Even the U.S. Department of State condemned the women's imprisonment as "politically motivated prosecution of the Russian opposition and pressure on those who express dissenting views." Rock on, ladies. Keep disturbing the peace. Pussy Riot forever!
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