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.
Writer Jane Bowles was overshadowed by her husband and fellow writer, Paul Bowles. But her underrated stories have been regarded as the work of a genius.
Tove Jansson from Finland was a well-known children's book author and illustrator, but it's not as well-known that she went on to prefer women.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the most important feminist thinker in the late 1800s and early 1900s, spent her whole life trying to break free.
Natalie Clifford Barney is known for being an American expatriate in Paris. However, she's also been described as the Queen of Lesbians during her time.
Golfer Babe Didrikson was one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time, during a period when gender discrimination was quite normal.
Jane Addams won the Nobel Prize for her social work. But her philanthropic efforts was also tied up to her relationship with other women.
Toto Koopman lived a number of lives: a model, a spy, a socialite, and an art-lover. She also loved whoever she wanted, both men and women.
Despite her successes, the novelist Carson McCullers was a frustrated lover of women whose marriage to her husband was quite tempestuous.
The Swinging Sixties wouldn’t be complete without singer Dusty Springfield, with her blonde bouffant and her powerful voice rocking the airwaves.