Julie d’Aubigny was a cross-dressing swordswoman, opera singer, and mistress to both men and women rich and powerful.
MMA fighter Amanda Nunes is known as the first openly lesbian UFC champion, and she's not ashamed to let the world to know it.
For Good Morning America TV show host Robin Roberts, 2013 was a milestone period as she finally came out after an illness.
Before the likes of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer made supermodels a big thing, there was Gia Carangi.
Financial guru Suze Orman is known for her TV shows and books. She also believes in being open about being a lesbian.
The garage band Partner comes from a long line of lesbian singing duos who've made a cultural impact on the LGBT community. They also really rock.
Despite being busy in TV and movies, actress Sarah Paulson has always done it her way, whether her career or how her relationships are perceived in public.
The poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest has a lot of devotees, thanks to her ability to weave words and music to challenge sensibilities.
From Go Fish to American Psycho to The L Word, Guinevere Turner has become well known in the lesbian community and in the movie/TV world.
With the UN ready to take the cudgels for global LGBT rights, we have to ask: who is Vitit Muntarbhorn, the new independent LGBT rights investigator?