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.
In 1988, our lesbian compatriots from across the pond were doing their part as they fought Section 28, pushing the level of resistance up a notch.
Icon of the tennis world and the first openly gay athlete, Billie Jean King was able to wave the flag for women's equality by winning a single tennis match.
Adrienne Rich is considered one of preeminent American poets. But she's also well-known for her political stance as feminist and activist.
While lesbians were part of the women's movement, their issues were invisible in the movement-- which gave rise to lesbian activist groups.
Be inspired by the story of Elaine Noble, the first out lesbian elected to state legislature in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1974.
Golfer Babe Didrikson was one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time, during a period when gender discrimination was quite normal.
Formed in 1992 to concentrate on vital lesbian issues, the Lesbian Avengers grabbed the public's attention with their media-savvy tactics.
Margarethe Cammermeyer was a nurse and a soldier who spoke out against the discrimination that made LGBT people serving in the US military invisible.
Jane Addams won the Nobel Prize for her social work. But her philanthropic efforts was also tied up to her relationship with other women.