June Jordan was a widely-published and highly-acclaimed African American bisexual woman poet, author, teacher, and activist of her generation.
Some people were born to break the rules. However, actress Tallulah Bankhead was born gay and a rule-breaker with her many lovers, both men and women.
Monique Wittig was a French philospher, literary theorist, and avant-garde novelist who made a name for herself in the feminist movement.
Photographer Berenice Abbott is known for capturing the ever-changing face of New York City with her camera at a time when it was undergoing rapid change.
Valerie Solanas was one of the more colorful examples of lesbian history, being a radical feminist who later shot the artist Andy Warhol.
The poet Elizabeth Bishop was a perfectionist with regard to her poems, but secretive with her love for other women-- though she loved well, indeed.
This is the story of Felice Schragenheim, a Jew hiding secretly in Berlin during the Second World War, who fell in love with Lilly Wust, a German girl.
LGBTQ publications (including LesbianNews) are always thankful for the bravery of Edythe Eyde, who published the first lesbian magazine in the US.
Pauli Murray was a poet, a writer, a feminist, a labor organizer, a civil rights lawyer, and then finally, an Episcopal priest. But she also had a secret.
Djuna Barnes occupies a prominent place in lesbian history for writing some of the most influential books on lesbianism, but she refused to identify as one.