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Director Lisa Cholodenko knows that art needs to reflect real life, even as she brought the lesbian world into the mainstream with The Kids are Alright.

The poet Audre Lorde spent her life and her creative talent in confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Used by gay men in Britain from the 1900s to the 1970s, the Polari language gave them a way to find one another without having to reveal themselves.

A recent recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, Lily Tomlin has had quite a career, from stand-up comedian to actress.

Edna St. Vincent Millay was a 20th-century poet who became the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. She was also a bisexual.

In the wake of the Second World War, lesbian life in the 1950s became more structured. It also gave the lesbian community a chance to reinvent themselves.

The Muslim, Indian-born but London-raised, lesbian novelist and filmmaker Shamim Sarif brings a multiplicity of perspectives to what she does.

LGBT student organizations took part in the protests of the 1970s, like the Student Homophile Leagues of Columbia and Cornell universities.

Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas has come a long way, but she’s now accepted herself completely: married and bisexual.

Elsie de Wolfe and Elisabeth Marbury were considered the lesbian power couple of their period, both of them pioneers in their respective fields.