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Lesbian Icons

Robyn Exton

Oct 06, 2021

Lesbian Icons
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  • As we all know: lesbians are amazing and deserve to be celebrated.

    So we’ve picked some lesbian celebrities (otherwise known as celesbians), influencers, and historical icons you should know about!

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    Megan Rapinoe

    Source: Megan Rapinoe on Instagram

    Megan Rapinoe exploded into mainstream fame playing women’s soccer for the US national team, leading them to win two Olympics and two FIFA Women’s World Cups.

    When people assume lesbians are amazing at sports, Rapinoe proves it a thousand times over!

    Lena Waithe

    Source: Lena Waithe on Instagram

    Lena Waithe has been the brains behind some amazing comedy and drama, including The Chi, Master of None, Twenties, and Queen & Slim.

    She serves butch lesbian looks arguably better than any other celesbian in the game, and we can’t get enough!

    Lady Phyll

    Source: Lady Phyll on Instagram

    Phyll Opoku-Gyimah – better known as Lady Phyll – is a tireless activist who founded UK Black Pride and has led British LGBTQ+ charities to be more inclusive of women and Black people, including Stonewall and the Kaleidoscope Trust.

    A true boss.

    Anne Lister

    Source: Wikimedia Commons

    Anne Lister was known as “the first modern lesbian,” conducting many affairs in her lifetime, which she conducted through letters written in code.

    She was famously depicted in the steamy BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack (don’t panic – the second season is coming soon).

    Rose Ellen Dix

    Source: Rose Ellen Dix on Instagram

    Rose is one-half of the YouTube duo Rose and Rosie. They are THE married couple of many lesbians’ dreams and have recently had their first son, Ziggy.

    They are hilarious and the embodiment of lesbian love and joy!

    Hayley Kiyoko

    Source: Hayley Kiyoko on Instagram

    This wouldn’t be a list of lesbian icons without Lesbian Jesus herself.

    The singer-songwriter is loud and proud, often writing music about queer love and joy and raising awareness for LGBTQ+ issues.

    If you haven’t heard ‘Girls Like Girls’ by Hayley Kiyoko yet, stream it immediately! You won’t regret it!

    Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

    Source: Jessica Kellgren-Fozard on Instagram

    Jessica Kellgren-Fozard is another YouTuber using her platform to educate people on lesbian issues, disability, queer history, and vintage fashion.

    Her wife, Claudia, recently gave birth to their son, Rupert.

    Her YouTube videos are a mix of near-impossible domestic perfection and a healthy dose of realness.

    Audre Lorde

    Source: Wikimedia Commons

    Audre Lorde was a writer and civil rights activist who dedicated her life to fighting injustices for women, Black people, LGBTQ+ people, and the working class.

    She famously said:

    The love expressed between women is particular and powerful because we have had to love in order to live; love has been our survival.

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    Robyn Exton

    Robyn is the CEO & Founder of HER. Find her on Twitter.

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