Brandon Teena, or Teena Brandon as he was born, would have been a charming young boy-- had he been a boy. But fate had a different story for him.
A pioneer of queer cinema, Barbara Hammer was known for being an experimental filmmaker who rode a Lambretta motorcycle and toted a Super-8 camera.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. His career was cut short when he was shot to death in 1978.
As the first openly lesbian member of the gay political activist movement, Lilli Vincenz donated material on the LGBT struggle to the Library of Congress.
Edith Lake Wilkinson led an idyllic life as a painter in Cape Cod until she was committed to an asylum, her beautiful paintings packed up in a trunk.
Anna Rüling delivered her groundbreaking speech on gay rights and women's rights in 1904, and she became the first known lesbian activist.
Queen Anne Stuart was the ruler who helped England transition to Protestantism and was the last Stuart on the throne. She also loved women.
It takes silence for a voice to be heard. That's why every year in April, the Day of Silence marks a day of silent protest against LGBT bullying in school.
Occurring alongside the Red Scare, the Lavender Scare was the simultaneous persecution of the LGBT employees of the government during the 1950s.
You have to hand it to the Dutch: they were the first in everything, from selling marijuana in coffee shops to allowing same-sex marriage between couples.