Famous Lesbians:

JD Samson - musician

  • member of Le Tigre
  • came out as a lesbian at age 15
  • well known for her outspoken support of both LGBT and feminist causes
  • graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000 with a degree in film
  • she put out a video addressing her facial hair:
    • “to change the way girls value themselves and teach them to be loud.” Samson does this through opening a dialog about her facial hair. Celebrating body positivity, Samson’s video seeks to remove the shame and stigma that comes with feeling the need to change certain parts of ourselves to conform to societal beauty standards.


San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, and New Orleans are four of the biggest gay party meccas in America, yet the cities’ lesbian bars keep shutting down. Why are lesbian bars dying while gay male clubs continue to thrive? Is it because of rising rent prices, the stereotype of lesbians moving in after the first date, the rise of the trans rights movement, or something more complex? Broadly host JD Samson travels across America to find the answer.