I am aware that lesbians go back well before the turn of the 20th century, but I just want to bring you up to date starting with:
-Early 20th century: Paris is a haven for many rich lesbian writers, painters and entertainers who entertained one another in Parisian salons.
-1922: Gertrude Stein publishes “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene,” a story about lesbians.
-1928: British lesbian, Radclyffe Hall, wrote a tragic novel
called the “Well of Loneliness.”
-1959: Daughters of Bilitis, first lesbian rights movement founded in San Francisco.
-1970s – Lesbians come out in American politics.
-1981 – Tennis star, Billy Jean King is outed by lover
-1993 Melissa Etheridge comes out, and has success with “Your Little Secret.”
-1993 Martina Navritalova declares she is gay
-1997: Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian.
-2001: The Netherlands is first country to recognize same sex
-2004: Marcia Hams and Sue Shepard are first same sex couple to marry in Massachusetts.
-2008: elen and Portia are legally married in California
-2013: First lesbian Buddhist Wedding in Taiwan
-2013 – First British lesbina wedding of two Muslims