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A Super Casual List Of All The Queer Women You Crushed On In 2017

Help, I've crushed and I can't get up.

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This year was one big dumpster fire 🔥 but let us — for a moment — indulge in the frivolous joy and distraction that is crushing on completely unobtainable people.

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Here are the ladies you dreamed about this year as you clutched your pillow at night — don't worry, you weren't alone.

Where to begin? If you weren't fangirling over this bisexual legend, you certainly jumped on the bandwagon after her character's recent coming-out moment on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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“I was so excited about it because as somebody who identifies as bi — queer — I just had nothing like that when I was growing up," the actor told Variety of her character's coming-out, which very much was inspired by her own.

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This crazy-talented singer has been doing her thing for years, but released her first major-label debut album, SweetSexySavage, in January of this year.

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When you win an Emmy, maybe it's time to sit back and relax for a while? But Waithe hasn't stopped hustling for a goddamn minute this year. (Seriously, I'm exhausted.)

“I plan on being here a long time,” she told EW. “I plan on building a brand and building a legacy that others can follow and come and tell their stories.”

Be on the look out for her series The Chi (she is working as both a writer and producer), premiering in January.

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It's almost like this woman is determined to top herself each and every year — not that anybody is complaining. If I spent this crappy year being adorable with my girlfriend and being adorable spotting Madonna, I'd be living my best life too!

May we all strive to live a *bit* more like Paulson in 2018.

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Page is obviously always a Current Crush — but this year we got to fall a little in love with her boo, too. The performance artist has even collaborated with her girlfriend, so you can watch them groove together to your heart's content.

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Take a few minutes of your day to ~unwind~ with her, you won't regret it.

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When she isn't appearing on Madam Secretary, she's busy speaking, rallying, and just generally fighting the good fight. In this garbage dumpster of a year? *Swoon*

Speaking of Madame Secretary, Ramirez is serving a LOT of butch realness on set — which she documents for us on her Instagram, thank goodness.

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Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, dropped her fifth solo album and single-handedly made all your playlists. She's on tour as you're reading this...in case you need a last-minute holiday gift for your boo.

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Speaking of badass women making music, hello Kiyoko. She's the soundtrack to every single crush you've ever had, every single little heartbreak. She gets it, because she's probably been there too.

In the seemingly neverending wait for the next season of Westworld, blessed are we that we can look at Evan Rachel Wood in pantsuits and cowboy boots.

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Like a fine wine, this crush only gets better with time.

This year we got to relive the BEST parts of our youth by listening to the The Con 10th-anniversary album. Yes, you still knew all the words. Yes, they still hit home.

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The one thing we maybe needed this year was time to laugh, and McKinnon delivered with each and every turn on Saturday Night Live.

*Places lovingly on my own grave*

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The curls, the swagger, the voice, or that freaking whistle!? Hard to nail down the most crushable parts of the singer-songwriter known simply as LP. I guess it's the whole package.

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And those four little words meant a whole lot to a whole lot of people.

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So, I mean, whew. And while we missed watching her on the big screen for the most part of this year, in 2018 we get to see her star in Lizzie, a psychological thriller based on the 1892 murders of the Borden family. Sign me up!

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