We can all aspire to be witty and acerbic, but there can only be one Fran Lebowitz, the considered heir to Dorothy Parker.
In the freewheelin' 1960s, singer-songwriter Lesley Gore never had to pretend she was straight despite the homophobic music industry because she knew "no one owned her."
The British-born French poet Renée Vivien's hedonistic lifestyle drove her to an early end, but not before she left her mark for her love for other women and her poetry about lesbianism.
Thanks to Ilene Chaiken, The L Word not only gave a good representation of the LGBT community on TV, it also left a lasting mark in the mainstream zeitgeist.
Susan Sontag strode on the stage of the world so large in life that she left a legacy as a literary icon that helped shape American twentieth-century thought.
The Trump administration's actions in treating the LGBTQ community is reminiscent of then-President Ronald Reagan's reaction to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.
The Trump administration has surprisingly nominated out lesbian Chai Feldblum for a third term as a commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
While the French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec made Cha-U-Kao, a clown dancer who was an out lesbian, famous as a subject of his paintings, not much is known about her.
For upcoming queer comic book artist and writer Noelle Stevenson, the future looks bright thanks to a slew of awards and working with major media companies.
As a Jew and a lesbian, Charlotte Wolff managed to survive living in Nazi-ruled Germany and went on to study what it meant to be a woman loving other women.