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

Though 'Fingersmith' author Sarah Waters writes lesbian fiction, her fiction is also about lesbians as characters that are solidly integral to the story.

In terms of being lesbians and their music, twin sisters Tegan and Sara can't do anything wrong with their fan base, both LGBT and straight.

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.

Before and during World War 2, the Nazi regime went after gays using Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code. The persecution continued after the war.

Despite the passage of years, author Rita Mae Brown-- who wrote the seminal lesbian novel Rubyfruit Jungle-- is still as opinionated as ever.

Two of the more famous pirates were women-- Anne Bonny and Mary Read-- and both of them were actually more ruthless than their male counterparts.

The pathologist Louise Pearce helped develop a treatment for the African sleeping sickness that cured 80 percent of the cases during an epidemic in Africa.

There was a brief but very glorious period in our history when women were accepted to have female romantic friendships with each other.

Maura Healey is the Massachusetts Attorney General, the first openly gay state attorney general elected in the US fighting to regulate assault weapons.