Homosexual relationships aren't exactly something that surprises people anymore. The fact that more and more people are starting to come to terms with the fact that sexuality is a fluid concept doesn't detract from the fact that our government refuses to accept it, and continues to consider it a criminal act. If couples have to hide even in , 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. In honour of LGBT history month, we've compiled a list of some of the most famous lesbians in history. Her poems spoke of the infatuations and love, both requited and unrequited, she felt for other women.
Early lesbian history seems to be made up largely of pair bonding rather than larger networks. In the early s, Lady Frances Brudenell, the bisexual widowed Duchess of Newburgh, ruled a social circle of tribades in Dublin, her primary lover being Lady Allen. The leader of the group was the actress Francoise Raucourt, who was imprisoned by the Jacobins in but released; Napoleon was an admirer. Most of the Bluestockings were unmarried, widowed or separated, who set up all-female establishments. The Velvet Icon Gallery is our tribute to some of the most popular female Gay Icons throughout world history. We will regularly be adding new biographies to this small selection of Icon Profiles. Members Login.
Known Homosexuals - Lesbian History In The Archives
Parent article: List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people ; Siblings:. This is a partial list of confirmed famous people who were or are gay , lesbian or bisexual. Famous people who are simply rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual, are not listed.
We have always existed and we will always exist. The thing is they have a point… kind of. Historical records of lesbians and LGBT people and their experiences are often ignored, misinterpreted, or outright erased by the powerful people of history read: straight men and so we are often left with mere speculation. In some cases, our community may even have closeted themselves to avoid retribution from those around them imprisonment, execution, abuse. This is especially true for lesbians and for bisexual women.