What do television host Ellen DeGeneres, actress Ruby Rose, and former World No. 1 tennis champion Martina Navratilova have in common in addition to being super successful women in a predominantly man’s world? All of them are lesbians and totally proud of their sexuality! In a world where members of the LGBTQ community are constantly harassed and ridiculed for their sexuality, it is not an easy task to carve a niche for oneself and build a successful life. It is even more difficult for women given the sexist attitudes prevalent in our society. Yet there are women who not only broke through the glass ceilings in male-dominant fields but also overcame the challenges of belonging to the sexual minority. With rising awareness about LGBTQ rights, life is getting relatively easier for lesbians yet we can’t ignore the struggles they go through! In the modern era, several LGBTQ rights activists have emerged on YouTube to spread awareness and offer support to the audience members belonging to such groups. Read on for more information about famous lesbians.
Bella ThorneBella Thorne
08 October 1997, American
Actress, singer
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American

Ruby RoseRuby Rose
20 March 1986, Australian

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
28 November 1967, American
Actress, Model

Ellen PageEllen Page
21 February 1987, Canadian

Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood
07 September 1987, American
Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
24 July 1982, Canadian, New Zealander

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
18 October 1956, American
Former Tennis Champion

Sue BirdSue Bird
16 October 1980, Israeli, American
Basketball Player
Billie Jean KingBillie Jean King
22 November 1943, American
Former Women's Tennis Champion

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939, American
Comedienne & Actress

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
07 March 1964, American

10 December 1985, American
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958, Danish, British
Comedian, Writer

Emma PortnerEmma Portner
26 November 1994, Canadian
Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host

Sally RideSally Ride
26 May 1951, American
Physicist, Astronaut

Gigi GorgeousGigi Gorgeous
20 April 1992, Canadian
YouTuber, Model
Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
10 July 1969, American
Photographer, Actress, Director

Gia CarangiGia Carangi
29 January 1960, American
Cynthia NixonCynthia Nixon
09 April 1966, American

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Susan MikulaSusan Mikula
1958 AD, American
Photographer, Rachel Maddow’s Partner
Meredith BaxterMeredith Baxter
21 June 1947, American

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
02 April 1947, American
Cultural critic

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American

Stephanie AllynneStephanie Allynne
1986 AD, American
Diora BairdDiora Baird
06 April 1983, American

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Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American

Brace Face LaiiBrace Face Laii
29 May 2004, American
Instagram Star

Janis IanJanis Ian
07 April 1951, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author

Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
31 July 1939, American
Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British

Suze OrmanSuze Orman
05 June 1951, American
Author, Television Personality, Motivational
Shalita GrantShalita Grant
28 August 1988, American

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

Penny WongPenny Wong
05 November 1968, Australian
Australian Senator
Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
07 April 1889, Chilean
Chilean poet

Laura LuxLaura Lux
23 August 1988, Australian
Instagram Star, DJ
Ingrid NilsenIngrid Nilsen
02 February 1989, American
YouTuber, Beauty Guru & Makeup Artist

Charice PempengcoCharice Pempengco
10 May 1992, Filipino

Berenice AbbottBerenice Abbott
17 July 1898, American
American photographer

Shannon BeveridgeShannon Beveridge
19 March 1992, American
YouTube Star

Masha MandzukaMasha Mandzuka
1975 AD, Serbian
Fashion Stylist
Stevie BoebiStevie Boebi
13 July 1988, American

Camden ScottCamden Scott
11 March 1991, American

06 April 1996, American

Heather SutherlandHeather Sutherland
 , Australian
Jackie AbbottJackie Abbott
 , American

Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American
Ally HillsAlly Hills
11 December 1992, American

Etta Ng Chok LamEtta Ng Chok Lam
19 November 1999, Chinese
Jackie Chan's Daughter

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
02 November 1961, Canadian
Singer, Songwriter
Heather PoeHeather Poe
11 April 1961, American
Mary Cheney's wife

Kaelyn PetrasKaelyn Petras
25 March 1988, American
Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
30 April 1976, American

Linda PerryLinda Perry
15 April 1965, American
Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939, British
Singer, Artist, Cleric
Clea DuVallClea DuVall
25 September 1977, American

Rosemary WestRosemary West
29 November 1953, British
Serial killer
Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
30 April 1976, American
Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist,

Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1944, German, Italian
Actor, Model

Jessica OrigliassoJessica Origliasso
25 December 1984, Australian
Singer, Actor, Songwriter

Jenny ShimizuJenny Shimizu
16 June 1967, American
Actor, Model
Hillary ScottHillary Scott
01 April 1986, American
singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer
Caitlin StaseyCaitlin Stasey
01 May 1990, Australian
Actor, Singer

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

Paula PellPaula Pell

Kate SchellenbachKate Schellenbach
05 January 1966, American
Val McDermidVal McDermid
04 June 1955, British
Writer, Novelist, Journalist

Chantal AkermanChantal Akerman
06 June 1950, Belgian
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
31 October 1896, American
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor

Ma RaineyMa Rainey
26 April 1886, American
Street artist, Musician

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams
26 October 1982, British
Bif NakedBif Naked
17 June 1971, Canadian
singer, actor

Alla NazimovaAlla Nazimova
03 June 1879, American
Film producer, Screenwriter, Writer, Stage actor,
Diana NyadDiana Nyad
22 August 1949, American
Journalist, Squash player, Motivational speaker

Judee SillJudee Sill
07 October 1944, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
21 May 1953, Canadian
Otep ShamayaOtep Shamaya
07 November 1969, American
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter

Françoise SaganFrançoise Sagan
21 June 1935, French
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae
08 April 1920, American
Pianist, Actor, Jazz musician, Singer

Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji
1968 AD, Canadian

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
1949 AD, American
Anthropologist, university teacher, essayist, LGBT

Anika MoaAnika Moa
21 May 1980, New Zealander
Lisa RaymondLisa Raymond
10 August 1973, American
Tennis player

Aiza SeguerraAiza Seguerra
17 September 1983, Filipino
Singer, Actor
Clare TealClare Teal
14 May 1973, British
Jazz musician, Singer

Sarah OutenSarah Outen
26 May 1985, British
Ocean rower