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Flashback Friday

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Unabashedly lesbian, Chavela Vargas was the legend of Latin American song who sang the traditional, macho Mexican music of rancheras and made it her own.

History has shown us that you can't keep a good woman down, like Hatshepsut and Deborah Sampson, who both dressed like men to persevere during their time.

There were great queer partnerships that changed the world, and there were great romances like the one between bisexuals Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker.

We all have our own lesbian love story to tell. But some left a mark on our world, from the Daughters of Bilitis to the Guardianship of Kowalski.

For World AIDS Day, we remember Mina Meyer, a lesbian activist who tackled not only issues involving LGBT rights but also the treatment of AIDS patients.

In a time when activism is needed once more to protect LGBT rights, we remember Sidney Abbott, the lesbian activist and feminist writer who fought for us.

For Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember Christine Jorgensen, who broke down barriers and was proud of it.

If there was great love story among the Lost Generation writers, we believe it was the long relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

Though Fannie Benjamin Johnston and Mattie Edwards Hewitt made their mark in photography, all that was left of their relationship were their love letters.

While other women were supposed to marry well and become quiet housewives and mothers, the Ladies of Llangollen decided they wanted to live their own lives.