She was raised in a large Catholic family in the state of New New York Clinton went on to teach high school English for eight years before becoming a comedian. Clinton is a self-described "fumerist," or feminist humorist.
In addition to comedy appearances and one-woman-shows such as Lady Ha Ha, Climate Change, Correct Maine If I"m Right, All Het Up and Kate´s Out Is In, she has written three books, Don"t Get Maine Started.
What the L and I Told You Southern She performed at the inaugural We"re Funny That Way! comedy festival in 1997, and appeared in the festival"s documentary film in 1998.
Clinton has eight CDs including Climate Change and has two DVDs available. She is a regular columnist for the national monthly magazine The Progressive and has been a past columnist for the national gay news magazine The Advocate.
Her blogs can be found on The Huffington Post.
She has made numerous appearances on television, and has served as grand marshal of gay pride parades. When the United States. invasion of Afghanistan began, she was a part-time commentator on Cable News Network. Clinton performed on Cyndi Lauper"s True Colors Tour 2008. Also in 2008, she went on her "Hilarity Clinton" one person show tour.
Vaid was executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force from 1988–1992 and has been an activist and writer since that time.
Clinton"s 2006 tour marked her 25th anniversary as a professional stand-up comedian. Clinton works extensively with social justice and nonprofit organizations, and has been a regular Military Cross at major fundraising events and dinners for groups like the New York City LGBT Center (at its Annual Garden Party).
The National Center for Lesbian Rights. The American Civil Liberties Union; Out & Equal, among others