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Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer, most famous for her work with Rolling Stone in the 70's and Vanity Fair in the 80's till the present. She has photographed some of the most recognised magazine covers of the last 30 years. She was involved for many years with the feminist and writer Susan Sontag, but their relationship was only made public after Sontag's death in 2004.

Sadly these days Leibovitz is often in the news for her financial woes, and yesterday faced new accusations of balking at bills, less than a month after she struck a deal intended to fix her money problems.

Here's a selection of some of her most famous photos:

John Lennon and Yoko Ono for the Jan. 22, 1981 Rolling Stone cover, shot the day of Lennon's death

Demi Moore pregnant and nude (Aug 1991)


Heather Cassils

Heather Cassils has recently shot to fame as the butch bodybuilder who got to lay some love on Lady Gaga in the ladies' prisonyard sequence in Gaga's Telephone video. There's no doubt that her muscled appearance added a whole lot of queerness to the clip, which has now been seen by over a billion viewers. Heather's also a very interesting person in her own right, working as a personal trainer and a performance artist, dealing with complex issues about gender and body shapes.

In an interview today with AfterEllen.com, Heather declared that she was not a lesbian because she felt like a man inside and preferred to date straight women:

One thing for certain is that I am not a lesbian. Not that there is anything wrong with lesbians, lots of my friends are lesbians, but I never have felt like a lesbian.
- Heather Cassils

Our world is a much richer place for having non-lesbians like you in it, Heather, in it, so we bequeath you the honorary lesbian of the day.

For more Heather, read her interview with Out.com, or check out her bodybuilding and performance art sites.