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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.

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.