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23 Inspiring Women Who Are Blazing Trails for the LGBT Community

03/03/2013 08:24 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

I'm inspired almost daily, either by a song that I hear, an article that I read, a film that I see or even a tweet that I stumble upon. No matter the medium, it's always refreshing to see people hone their crafts, especially while living openly and authentically.

With March being Women's History Month, I wanted to pay homage to a myriad of women whom I've been inspired by, some in more ways than one. From Liz Carmouche to Laverne Cox to Cynthia Nixton to Wanda Sykes, there are countless visible queer women who are painting the world with their bravery, boldness and tenacity. Obviously this list doesn't nearly cover every woman who is making strides, but these are some of the ones who have been the most inspiring for me. Who's your favorite? Sound off in the comments section below.

Women Who Are Blazing Trails For The LGBT Community