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As an LGBT ally, actress Natasha Lyonne shot to fame in Orange is the New Black and is the latest among a number of lesbian icons who are straight.

Clementine Ford of The L Word fame caused a bit of a stir a few years back when she tried to define her sexual fluidity on her own terms.

Director Lisa Cholodenko knows that art needs to reflect real life, even as she brought the lesbian world into the mainstream with The Kids are Alright.

A recent recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, Lily Tomlin has had quite a career, from stand-up comedian to actress.

The Muslim, Indian-born but London-raised, lesbian novelist and filmmaker Shamim Sarif brings a multiplicity of perspectives to what she does.

Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas has come a long way, but she’s now accepted herself completely: married and bisexual.

As soon as Cynthia Nixon stepped out of her role as Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, she drew attention for coming out as lesbian by choice.

A lesbian icon, Kate Clinton is a celebrity with an international stature, known for fighting causes for the LGBT. Her choice of weapon? Her sense of humor.

Among the many lesbian who're making an impact on history today, Rachel Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time US news program.

Who is the playwright Odalys Nanin? This Cuban-born, American-raised Renaissance woman is also an actress, director, and owner of the West LA Macha Theatre.