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.
Professional squash superstars Duncalf and Grinham recently came out as gay and revealed that they are in a romantic relationship with each other.
Australia’s Rachael Grinham (former World No. 1) and England’s Jenny Duncalf (former World
Gertrude Stein was an American author and poet known for her modernist writings. She was an influential member of the "Lost Generation," a term she coined.
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.
As the first lesbian to be elected in the legislative government of Australia. Penny Wong is in the news for her aggressive push for same-sex marriage.
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.