Cécile Chaminade had once been the most popular of her time. But because she was a woman, she had been forgotten by most of the world.
In a field dominated by men, Joanna Russ broke the glass ceiling as a science fiction writer, radical feminist, and out lesbian.
Sofia Kovalevskaya is regarded as the first major Russian female mathematician, breaking gender barriers during her time. She was also a secret lesbian.
Despite being a 19th century woman, Anne Lister could be considered a modern lesbian: an adventurer, a landowner-- and a woman who loved women.
Though Margaret Wise Brown is best known for her children's books, she was also a bisexual who had tempestuous love affairs.
Julie d’Aubigny was a cross-dressing swordswoman, opera singer, and mistress to both men and women rich and powerful.
Before the likes of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer made supermodels a big thing, there was Gia Carangi.
Lorraine Hansberry became famous for her play, 'A Raisin in the Sun.' However, what a lot didn't know was that she was also a lesbian.
Unabashedly lesbian, Chavela Vargas was the legend of Latin American song who sang the traditional, macho Mexican music of rancheras and made it her own.
History has shown us that you can't keep a good woman down, like Hatshepsut and Deborah Sampson, who both dressed like men to persevere during their time.