Sara Josephine Baker was a lesbian physician who not only saved 90,000 children through her innovative ideas but also revolutionized US public health care.
As the nation marks the tragedy of the September 11 attacks, we remember the 9/11 LGBT heroes who gave their lives so that others may live.
When NASA astronaut Sally Ride died at the age of 61, her obituary revealed that she was also a lesbian-- making her the first lesbian astronaut in space.
Despite her depression and alcoholism, Patricia Highsmith contributed incomparable creations like Carol Aird and Tom Ripley to American literature.
The poet Audre Lorde spent her life and her creative talent in confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Edna St. Vincent Millay was a 20th-century poet who became the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. She was also a bisexual.
Elsie de Wolfe and Elisabeth Marbury were considered the lesbian power couple of their period, both of them pioneers in their respective fields.
Edna Thomas and Olivia Wyndham were able to admit their love for each other that transcended both the racial and sexual boundaries of the period.
For Mathilde de Morny and Colette, their relationship was defined by a lesbian kiss on stage even as it scandalized the public.
In a time when they couldn't be open about themselves, Marion Morgan and Dorothy Arzner were fortunate enough to find each other.