Elsie de Wolfe and Elisabeth Marbury were considered the lesbian power couple of their period, both of them pioneers in their respective fields.
As soon as Cynthia Nixon stepped out of her role as Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, she drew attention for coming out as lesbian by choice.
Edna Thomas and Olivia Wyndham were able to admit their love for each other that transcended both the racial and sexual boundaries of the period.
A lesbian icon, Kate Clinton is a celebrity with an international stature, known for fighting causes for the LGBT. Her choice of weapon? Her sense of humor.
For Mathilde de Morny and Colette, their relationship was defined by a lesbian kiss on stage even as it scandalized the public.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, we list 5 previously recorded LGBT attacks against our community as a reminder that we should always be vigilant.
Among the many lesbian who're making an impact on history today, Rachel Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time US news program.
In a time when they couldn't be open about themselves, Marion Morgan and Dorothy Arzner were fortunate enough to find each other.
Library resource provider Gale has placed the largest digital archive on LGBT history and culture, the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, online.
Aside from Bessie Smith, here are six more lesbian blues singers who've made an impact on American music history, including Ma Rainey and Billie Holliday.