The poet Elizabeth Bishop was a perfectionist with regard to her poems, but secretive with her love for other women-- though she loved well, indeed.
This is the story of Felice Schragenheim, a Jew hiding secretly in Berlin during the Second World War, who fell in love with Lilly Wust, a German girl.
LGBTQ publications (including LesbianNews) are always thankful for the bravery of Edythe Eyde, who published the first lesbian magazine in the US.
Pauli Murray was a poet, a writer, a feminist, a labor organizer, a civil rights lawyer, and then finally, an Episcopal priest. But she also had a secret.
Djuna Barnes occupies a prominent place in lesbian history for writing some of the most influential books on lesbianism, but she refused to identify as one.
Writer Jane Bowles was overshadowed by her husband and fellow writer, Paul Bowles. But her underrated stories have been regarded as the work of a genius.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the most important feminist thinker in the late 1800s and early 1900s, spent her whole life trying to break free.
Golfer Babe Didrikson was one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time, during a period when gender discrimination was quite normal.
Jane Addams won the Nobel Prize for her social work. But her philanthropic efforts was also tied up to her relationship with other women.
Toto Koopman lived a number of lives: a model, a spy, a socialite, and an art-lover. She also loved whoever she wanted, both men and women.