'Coming out of the closet' meant we can finally come out not only to our family and friends, but also to the world. But where did it come from?
Emma Gonzalez, a Cuban bi-sexual student who survived the tragedy of the Parkland school shooting, is taking a stand for greater gun control and is taking no BS from adults.
Helene van Zuylen van Zuylen came from one of the richest families on Earth. But she wanted her own life and she found it with Renee Vivien, writing, and motor racing.
Helen Grace James was kicked out of the military for being a lesbian. Now she's won back her pride after she won her lawsuit against the US Air Force.
While many in the LGBTQ community fought to gain us equal rights, Leslie Feinberg fought for the rights of all oppressed-- from blue-collar workers to those who fell through the cracks.
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.