Icon of the tennis world and the first openly gay athlete, Billie Jean King was able to wave the flag for women's equality by winning a single tennis match.
Adrienne Rich is considered one of preeminent American poets. But she's also well-known for her political stance as feminist and activist.
Be inspired by the story of Elaine Noble, the first out lesbian elected to state legislature in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1974.
Margarethe Cammermeyer was a nurse and a soldier who spoke out against the discrimination that made LGBT people serving in the US military invisible.
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 Laura Morelli.
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.