While lesbians were part of the women's movement, their issues were invisible in the movement-- which gave rise to lesbian activist groups.
Be inspired by the story of Elaine Noble, the first out lesbian elected to state legislature in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1974.
Golfer Babe Didrikson was one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time, during a period when gender discrimination was quite normal.
Formed in 1992 to concentrate on vital lesbian issues, the Lesbian Avengers grabbed the public's attention with their media-savvy tactics.
Margarethe Cammermeyer was a nurse and a soldier who spoke out against the discrimination that made LGBT people serving in the US military invisible.
Jane Addams won the Nobel Prize for her social work. But her philanthropic efforts was also tied up to her relationship with other women.
Considered the mother of LGBT history, Dr. Lillian Faderman wrote a number of LGBT history books sourced by many scholars and academicians.
Toto Koopman lived a number of lives: a model, a spy, a socialite, and an art-lover. She also loved whoever she wanted, both men and women.
Samira Wiley made the world sit up and take notice of her: first for her role in Orange is the New Black, and second for her marriage to Laura Morelli.
Despite her successes, the novelist Carson McCullers was a frustrated lover of women whose marriage to her husband was quite tempestuous.