Glee co-star Jane Lynch, former tennis player Billie Jean King and Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts are among the women backing the creation of a first-of-its-kind political action committee to support candidates and causes that appeal to lesbian voters.

LPAC officially launches on Wednesday and organizers hope to raise a modest $1 million for the 2012 election cycle.

The super PAC will champion candidates from either major party who support equal rights for LGBT women and their families and sexual and reproductive rights for women.

“This year we have seen politicians repeatedly support policies that harm women,” Lynch said in a statement. “It is important to me to elect leaders who care about issues that impact women and their families. That's why I support LPAC.”

“Being a woman and being gay is really a unique position in our society,” Ricketts, one of President Barack Obama's fundraising bundlers, told the AP. “I know in my experience of activism, oftentimes it makes a difference if something is women-focused. It's likely to get the attention of women much more easily.”

LPAC is chaired by Sarah Schmidt. Gay rights activists Urvashi Vaid and Alix Richie, former publisher of the Provincetown Banner, are also on the committee.