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Considered the mother of LGBT history, Dr. Lillian Faderman wrote a number of LGBT history books sourced by many scholars and academicians.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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