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Roberta Kaplan, together with Edie Windsor, entered the history books in 2013 when the Supreme Court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Swinging Sixties wouldn’t be complete without singer Dusty Springfield, with her blonde bouffant and her powerful voice rocking the airwaves.

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel just doesn't draw comic strips, she writes insightful social and human commentary about her life as a lesbian-- and ours.

Despite facing ostracism and stigmatization, computer engineer Lynn Conway recreated herself after making the transition and finally coming out.

While being an icon in the music industry, singer Tracy Chapman has kept most of her life private, especially about being an out lesbian.

Cécile Chaminade had once been the most popular of her time. But because she was a woman, she had been forgotten by most of the world.

Before Keala Kennelly was a world-class DJ, she was-- and is still-- a world-class surfer who broke barriers in the sport for women.

In a field dominated by men, Joanna Russ broke the glass ceiling as a science fiction writer, radical feminist, and out lesbian.

Edith Windsor helped paved the way for same-sex marriage when she sued the government for real estate taxes she inherited from her late wife’s properties.

Sofia Kovalevskaya is regarded as the first major Russian female mathematician, breaking gender barriers during her time. She was also a secret lesbian.