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
21 February 1987, Canadian
Bella ThorneBella Thorne
08 October 1997, American
Actress, singer

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American

10 December 1985, American

Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood
07 September 1987, American

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith
28 November 1967, American
Actress, Model
Ruby RoseRuby Rose
20 March 1986, Australian

Emma PortnerEmma Portner
26 November 1994, Canadian

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin
24 July 1982, Canadian, New Zealander
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host
Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939, American
Comedienne & Actress

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
01 April 1973, American
American television host

Billie Jean KingBillie Jean King
22 November 1943, American
Former Women's Tennis Champion

Cynthia NixonCynthia Nixon
09 April 1966, American

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Sue BirdSue Bird
16 October 1980, Israeli, American
Basketball Player

Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
10 July 1969, American
Photographer, Actress, Director

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
18 October 1956, American
Former Tennis Champion

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958, Danish, British
Comedian, Writer
Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
07 March 1964, American

Meredith BaxterMeredith Baxter
21 June 1947, American
Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American

Sally RideSally Ride
26 May 1951, American
Physicist, Astronaut

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Gia CarangiGia Carangi
29 January 1960, American

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American

Susan MikulaSusan Mikula
1958 AD, American
Photographer, Rachel Maddow’s Partner

Janis IanJanis Ian
07 April 1951, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author
Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
02 April 1947, American
Cultural critic

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Gigi GorgeousGigi Gorgeous
20 April 1992, Canadian
YouTuber, Model
Diora BairdDiora Baird
06 April 1983, American

Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
31 July 1939, American

Stephanie AllynneStephanie Allynne
1986 AD, American

Suze OrmanSuze Orman
05 June 1951, American
Author, Television Personality, Motivational
Shalita GrantShalita Grant
28 August 1988, American
Ingrid NilsenIngrid Nilsen
02 February 1989, American
YouTuber, Beauty Guru & Makeup Artist

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

Etta Ng Chok LamEtta Ng Chok Lam
19 November 1999, Chinese
Jackie Chan's Daughter
Penny WongPenny Wong
05 November 1968, Australian
Australian Senator

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
07 April 1889, Chilean
Chilean poet

Shannon BeveridgeShannon Beveridge
19 March 1992, American
YouTube Star

Heather SutherlandHeather Sutherland
 , Australian

Masha MandzukaMasha Mandzuka
1975 AD, Serbian
Fashion Stylist
Berenice AbbottBerenice Abbott
17 July 1898, American
American photographer

Charice PempengcoCharice Pempengco
10 May 1992, Filipino
Jackie AbbottJackie Abbott
 , American

Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American

Heather PoeHeather Poe
11 April 1961, American
Mary Cheney's wife
Laura LuxLaura Lux
23 August 1988, Australian
Instagram Star, DJ

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
02 November 1961, Canadian
Singer, Songwriter
Brace Face LaiiBrace Face Laii
29 May 2004, American
Instagram Star

Camden ScottCamden Scott
11 March 1991, American

06 April 1996, American

Stevie BoebiStevie Boebi
13 July 1988, American

Ally HillsAlly Hills
11 December 1992, American
Kaelyn PetrasKaelyn Petras
25 March 1988, American

01 June 2001, American

Tasya van ReeTasya van Ree
30 April 1976, American

Fiona ShawFiona Shaw
10 July 1958, Northern Irish
Megan RapinoeMegan Rapinoe
05 July 1985, American
Football player

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939, British
Singer, Artist, Cleric
Linda PerryLinda Perry
15 April 1965, American
Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

Clea DuVallClea DuVall
25 September 1977, American

Rosemary WestRosemary West
29 November 1953, British
Serial killer
Katherine MoennigKatherine Moennig
29 December 1977, American

Hillary ScottHillary Scott
01 April 1986, American
singer-songwriter, songwriter, singer
Brittney GrinerBrittney Griner
18 October 1990, American
Basketball player

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
30 April 1976, American
Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist,

Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1942, German, Italian
Bex Taylor-KlausBex Taylor-Klaus
12 August 1994, American

Kate SchellenbachKate Schellenbach
05 January 1966, American
Jenny ShimizuJenny Shimizu
16 June 1967, American
Actor, Model

Sasha LaneSasha Lane
29 September 1995, American

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

Caitlin StaseyCaitlin Stasey
01 May 1990, Australian
Actor, Singer
Ma RaineyMa Rainey
26 April 1886, American
Street artist, Musician
The Blessed MadonnaThe Blessed Madonna
22 October 1977, American

Nicola AdamsNicola Adams
26 October 1982, British

Paula PellPaula Pell
15 April 1963, American

Dee Dee WarwickDee Dee Warwick
25 September 1945, American
Chantal AkermanChantal Akerman
06 June 1950, Belgian
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

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

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

Cameron EspositoCameron Esposito
17 October 1981, American
Stand-up Comedian
Judee SillJudee Sill
07 October 1944, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Rhea ButcherRhea Butcher
12 August 1982
Stand-up Comedian
Bif NakedBif Naked
17 June 1971, Canadian
singer, actor

Diana NyadDiana Nyad
22 August 1949, American
Journalist, Squash player, Motivational speaker
Françoise SaganFrançoise Sagan
21 June 1935, French
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Carmen McRaeCarmen McRae
08 April 1920, American
Pianist, Actor, Jazz musician, Singer