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 PageEllen Page
(Actress)

21 February 1987

Canadian

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1958

American

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
(Comedienne & Actress)

01 September 1939

American

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

British

Bella ThorneBella Thorne
(Actress, singer)

08 October 1997

American

Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood
(Actress)

07 September 1987

American

Emma PortnerEmma Portner
(Dancer)

26 November 1994

Canadian

Ruby RoseRuby Rose
(Model)

20 March 1986

Australian

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin

24 July 1982

Canadian,New Zealander

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
(Actress, Model)

28 November 1967

American

Raven-SymonéRaven-Symoné
(Actress)

10 December 1985

American

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
(American television host)

01 April 1973

American

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Billie Jean KingBillie Jean King
(Former Women's Tennis Champion)

22 November 1943

American

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
(Television host)

09 October 1952

British

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
(Comedian, Writer)

03 May 1958

Danish,British

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
(Actress)

07 March 1964

American

Cynthia NixonCynthia Nixon
(Actress)

09 April 1966

American

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
(Former Tennis Champion)

18 October 1956

American

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Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
(Photographer, Actress, Director)

10 July 1969

American

Sally RideSally Ride
(Physicist, Astronaut)

26 May 1951

American

Gia CarangiGia Carangi
(Model)

29 January 1960

American

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
(Author)

09 February 1944

American

Susan MikulaSusan Mikula
(Photographer, Rachel Maddow’s Partner)

1958 AD

American

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
(Singer)

15 April 1894

American

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Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
(American novelist)

03 February 1874

American

Gigi GorgeousGigi Gorgeous
(YouTuber, Model)

20 April 1992

Canadian

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

American

Meredith BaxterMeredith Baxter
(Actress)

21 June 1947

American

Stephanie AllynneStephanie Allynne
(Actress)

1986 AD

American

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

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Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
(Cultural critic)

02 April 1947

American

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

British

Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
(Actress)

31 July 1939

American

Janis IanJanis Ian
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author)

07 April 1951

American

Brace Face LaiiBrace Face Laii
(Instagram Star)

29 May 2004

American

Suze OrmanSuze Orman
(Author, Television Personality, Motivational Speaker)

05 June 1951

American

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Diora BairdDiora Baird
(Actress)

06 April 1983

American

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
(Chilean poet)

07 April 1889

Chilean

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
(American poet)

16 May 1929

American

Penny WongPenny Wong
(Australian Senator)

05 November 1968

Australian

Laura LuxLaura Lux
(Instagram Star, DJ)

23 August 1988

Australian

Ingrid NilsenIngrid Nilsen
(YouTuber, Beauty Guru & Makeup Artist)

02 February 1989

American

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Charice PempengcoCharice Pempengco
(Singer)

10 May 1992

Filipino

Berenice AbbottBerenice Abbott
(American photographer)

17 July 1898

American

Shannon BeveridgeShannon Beveridge
(YouTube Star)

19 March 1992

American

Masha MandzukaMasha Mandzuka
(Fashion Stylist)

1975 AD

Serbian

Stevie BoebiStevie Boebi
(Vlogger)

13 July 1988

American

Camden ScottCamden Scott
(YouTuber)

11 March 1991

American

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MeechMeech
(Vlogger)

06 April 1996

American

Heather SutherlandHeather Sutherland
(Academician)

Australian

Anais NinAnais Nin
(Essayist)

21 February 1903

American

Jackie AbbottJackie Abbott
(Actress)

American

Ally HillsAlly Hills
(YouTuber)

11 December 1992

American

Etta Ng Chok LamEtta Ng Chok Lam
(Jackie Chan's Daughter)

19 November 1999

Chinese

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K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
(Singer, Songwriter)

02 November 1961

Canadian

Kaelyn PetrasKaelyn Petras
(YouTuber)

25 March 1988

American

Rosemary WestRosemary West
(Serial killer)

29 November 1953

British

Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
(Photographer)

30 April 1976

American

Mary OliverMary Oliver
(Poet, Writer)

10 September 1935

American

Linda PerryLinda Perry
(Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer, Guitarist)

15 April 1965

American

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Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)

16 April 1939

British

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
(Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Playwright, Blogger, Songwriter)

30 April 1976

American

Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
(Actor, Model)

06 April 1944

German,Italian

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams
(Boxer)

26 October 1982

British

Caitlin StaseyCaitlin Stasey
(Actor, Singer)

01 May 1990

Australian

Hillary ScottHillary Scott
(singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer)

01 April 1986

American

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Jenny ShimizuJenny Shimizu
(Actor, Model)

16 June 1967

American

Kate SchellenbachKate Schellenbach
(Drummer)

05 January 1966

American

Jessica OrigliassoJessica Origliasso
(Singer, Actor, Songwriter)

25 December 1984

Australian

Paula PellPaula Pell

American

Irshad ManjiIrshad Manji
(journalist)

1968 AD

Canadian

Ethel WatersEthel Waters
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor)

31 October 1896

American

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Val McDermidVal McDermid
(Writer, Novelist, Journalist)

04 June 1955

British

Ma RaineyMa Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)

26 April 1886

American

Alla NazimovaAlla Nazimova
(Film producer, Screenwriter, Writer, Stage actor, Film actor)

03 June 1879

American

Chantal AkermanChantal Akerman
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, University teacher, Visual artist)

06 June 1950

Belgian

Judee SillJudee Sill
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist)

07 October 1944

American

Bif NakedBif Naked
(singer, actor)

17 June 1971

Canadian

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Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne
(Politician)

21 May 1953

Canadian

Diana NyadDiana Nyad
(Journalist, Squash player, Motivational speaker)

22 August 1949

American

Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae
(Pianist, Actor, Jazz musician, Singer)

08 April 1920

American