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.
Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian
Ellen PageEllen Page
21 February 1987, Canadian
Actress

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Bella ThorneBella Thorne
08 October 1997, American
Actress, singer

Ruby RoseRuby Rose
20 March 1986, Australian
Model

Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood
07 September 1987, American
Actress
Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
28 November 1967, American
Actress, Model

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
07 March 1964, American
Actress

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
24 July 1982, Canadian, New Zealander
 

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939, American
Comedienne & Actress
Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host
Emma PortnerEmma Portner
26 November 1994, Canadian
Dancer

Raven-SymonéRaven-Symoné
10 December 1985, American
Actress

Billie Jean KingBillie Jean King
22 November 1943, American
Former Women's Tennis Champion
Sally RideSally Ride
26 May 1951, American
Physicist, Astronaut

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958, Danish, British
Comedian, Writer
Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
18 October 1956, American
Former Tennis Champion

Cynthia NixonCynthia Nixon
09 April 1966, American
Actress

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 
Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
10 July 1969, American
Photographer, Actress, Director

Gia CarangiGia Carangi
29 January 1960, American
Model
Gigi GorgeousGigi Gorgeous
20 April 1992, Canadian
YouTuber, Model

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

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
Actress
Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
02 April 1947, American
Cultural critic

Penny WongPenny Wong
05 November 1968, Australian
Australian Senator

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American
Singer

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer
Stephanie AllynneStephanie Allynne
1986 AD, American
Actress

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

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

Diora BairdDiora Baird
06 April 1983, American
Actress

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Brace Face LaiiBrace Face Laii
29 May 2004, American
Instagram Star
Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
31 July 1939, American
Actress

Suze OrmanSuze Orman
05 June 1951, American
Author, Television Personality, Motivational
Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

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
Singer
Shannon BeveridgeShannon Beveridge
19 March 1992, American
YouTube Star

Berenice AbbottBerenice Abbott
17 July 1898, American
American photographer

Masha MandzukaMasha Mandzuka
1975 AD, Serbian
Fashion Stylist

Stevie BoebiStevie Boebi
13 July 1988, American
Vlogger

Camden ScottCamden Scott
11 March 1991, American
YouTuber
MeechMeech
06 April 1996, American
Vlogger

Heather SutherlandHeather Sutherland
 , Australian
Academician

Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American
Essayist

Jackie AbbottJackie Abbott
 , American
Actress
Ally HillsAlly Hills
11 December 1992, American
YouTuber

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
YouTuber
Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939, British
Singer, Artist, Cleric

Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
30 April 1976, American
Photographer
Paula PellPaula Pell
American
 

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

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

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams
26 October 1982, British
Boxer
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

Caitlin StaseyCaitlin Stasey
01 May 1990, Australian
Actor, Singer
Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer
Hillary ScottHillary Scott
01 April 1986, American
singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer

Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji
1968 AD, Canadian
journalist

Kate SchellenbachKate Schellenbach
05 January 1966, American
Drummer

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
31 October 1896, American
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor
Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
21 May 1953, Canadian
Politician

Val McDermidVal McDermid
04 June 1955, British
Writer, Novelist, Journalist

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

Alla NazimovaAlla Nazimova
03 June 1879, American
Film producer, Screenwriter, Writer, Stage actor,

Chantal AkermanChantal Akerman
06 June 1950, Belgian
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Judee SillJudee Sill
07 October 1944, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Bif NakedBif Naked
17 June 1971, Canadian
singer, actor
Diana NyadDiana Nyad
22 August 1949, American
Journalist, Squash player, Motivational speaker

Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae
08 April 1920, American
Pianist, Actor, Jazz musician, Singer

Otep ShamayaOtep Shamaya
07 November 1969, American
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter
Françoise SaganFrançoise Sagan
21 June 1935, French
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
1949 AD, American
Anthropologist, university teacher, essayist, LGBT
Anika MoaAnika Moa
21 May 1980, New Zealander
Singer

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