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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.

Novelist and prolific writer Jeanette Winterson is noted for her ability to infuse her writing with her passion as a lesbian and a feminist.

Despite being a 19th century woman, Anne Lister could be considered a modern lesbian: an adventurer, a landowner-- and a woman who loved women.

If this is the first time you've heard of Abby and the Myth, sit back and let us tell you about our favorite lesbian Buddhist multi-instrumentalist.