Top 10 Most Famous Lesbians in History

Top 10 Most Famous Lesbians and Feminists in History

Lesbian relationship isn’t something that surprises people anymore. If couples have to hide even in 2017, what must it have been like a few years ago, when the LGBT community didn’t understand their sexuality themselves? The LGBT community owes a lot to the men and women who came before them, knew how society felt about them, and yet, chose to love a member of the same sex openly.

10. Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker (1906 – 1975) American-born French dancer, singer, and actor, was known by many monikers, such as the “Black Pearl,” “Bronze Venus,” and “Creole Goddess.” She was the first black woman to star in a major film, Zouzou. She married four times, and her adopted son Jean-Claude Baker describes his mother as a bisexual, and recalled his mother as having many “lady lovers.”

9. Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (1907 – 1954), was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits. Much has been written about Kahlo, with her works being celerated by feminists for its depiction of the female experience and form.

8. Amrita Sher-Gill
Amrita Sher-Gil (1913 –1941) was an eminent Indian painter, sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo. Her affairs with men and women were quite well known, with her using some of them as models for her work. In fact, her work Two Women is considered to be a painting of herself with her lover Marie Louise.

7. Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King (born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She was the first prominent female athlete to reveal her sexuality, when details of her affair with her secretary, Marilyn Barnett, was made public.

6. Virginia Woolf
Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882 – 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. Woolf had a passionate relationship with Vita Sackville-West. This relationship inspired one of Woolf’s most famous novels, Orlando , featuring the life of a poet who changes sex from man to woman over centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history.

5. Audre Lorde
Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992) was a black writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist. She described herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” and was known for her activist work with Afro-German women in the 1980s.

4. Barbara Gittings
Barbara Gittings (1932 – 2007) was a prominent American activist for gay equality. Gittings served as the President of the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, picketed the White House in the 1960s to let the world know how easily homosexuals could be fired simply on the basis of their sexual orientation.

3. Jane Addams
Jane Addams known as the “mother” of Social Work (1860 – 1935) was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, sociologist, author, and leader in women’s suffrage and world peace. She co-founded Hull House in 1889 with her first romantic partner Ellen Gates Starr. Addams was later in a relationship with Mary Rozet Smith, who was financially sound, and supported Addams’s work at Hull House. Addams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

2. Queen Christina of Sweden
Christina (1626 – 1689) reigned as Queen of Sweden from 1632 to 1654. Queen Christina rejected the role of a woman, which was simply to provide an heir, by announcing that she did not intend to marry. Modern biographers generally consider her to have been a lesbian, with many affairs with women noted during her life.
Sources have found passionate letters to Ebba Sparre, and she was supposed to have had relationships with Gabrielle de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Rachel, a niece of Diego Teixeira and the singer Angelina Giorgino.

1. Sappho
Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) was an archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. The word “lesbian” is literally derived from the Greek island of Lesbos, where Sappho was born. Sappho’s poetry was lyric poetry, and she is best known for her poems about love. Her poems spoke of the infatuations and love, both requited and unrequited, she felt for other women.

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  1. Hi dear all. I see Many people don't like music, but we want to clarify that, this is Greek Music. As Lesbianism started in ancient Grece we chosen this music. If you don't like this music please thumbs up on this comment. If thumbs will be more than 500 we will change music. You can write which music do you advise for this video. Let's Go!

  2. I know were your coming from.. I'm definitely a lesbian. I can't say to much on here as it would close my account down. Life goes on ..you never know what's around the corner.

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  4. Nice video — one small point… I wouldn't label Frida Kahlo a lesbian. True, she might have sniffed the carpet, but I wouldn't call her a full-time rug–muncher. Diego was just too much man for her to ignore, in any case. Regards to all in peace and toleration. (So no more bat-sh*t, anti-gay presidents, please!!!!!!!)

  5. I personally don’t harbor any animosities towards homosexuals.
    Who you ‘lay the pipe to’ is a personal matter however theologically I still think
    that nature’s GOD specifically designed men and women for purposes of
    procreation of the human species and any deviation of this is perversion hence
    unnatural. Regarding homosexual rights, every person has full GOD given rights
    from birth and anyone or body of law that persecutes homosexuals is in direct
    violation of GOD’s Law hence sinful.

  6. If these women were dykes then when they died, the mouths & tongues of the corpses would have been in very bad shape. Examine, the evidence and stop with all this cheap conjecture.

  7. Sappho was actually bisexual.He was married and had a daughter Kleida whom she adored.She obviously had affairs with girls
    but she left little poems-epigrammata as we call them in Greek- for Faon,a hansome youth of the time
    Stella ,Crete

  8. women in previous centuries had to marry a man due to societal norms, while some of them were lesbians even though they were forced married , others like Frida Kahlo were bisexual , having love affairs with both women and men openly.

  9. Bahamianese
    If you is a woman lemme catch yer corkin up eatin wa woman HOLE boy ya better have on wa panties i ga slip da old boy in and bang ya until ya turn strait because i know ya HOLE tite

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