Pioneer. Trailblazer. Activist. These titles are usually reserved for those who effect lasting changes on people’s lives, like Ruth Charlotte Ellis.
While Barbara Gittings took the spotlight fighting for LGBTQ rights, Kay Lahusen helped document LGBTQ history as the first openly gay photojournalist.
Joe Carstairs seemed like a flamboyant dream figure: rich, dashing, a speedboat champion, and adventurer who owned an island. She was also a lesbian.
Gretchen Phillips managed to show how it was like to be gay in the 1980s through her various bands and her own unique brand of lesbian music.
While other lesbians made a mark in history for being writers and activists, Mercedes de Acosta had a reputation of being a lover of famous women..
If there is one person who has thoroughly documented today's pop culture, it's Annie Leibovitz, the photographer of the stars.
The Roman Catholic Church's loss was the LGBT community's gain with lesbian activist Jean O'Leary, who helped create National Coming Out Day.
Despite having to live under the legacy of being Hong Kong movie icon Jackie Chan's estranged daughter, 18-year old Etta Ng is standing strong as a lesbian.
June Jordan was a widely-published and highly-acclaimed African American bisexual woman poet, author, teacher, and activist of her generation.
Judith Butler is a superstar in the academe, with her work influencing political philosophy and ethics, as well as feminist, queer, and literary theory.