Tyria Moore was the lover of serial killer Aileen "Lee" Wuornos. She was portrayed by Christina Ricci in the movie about Aileen Wuornos Monster
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Sherri Murrell is the head coach of Portland State University. As far as we know, she is the only out lesbian or bisexual coach in NCAA Division One Women’s Basketball.
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Martina Navratilova is one of the greatest tennis players that ever lived. She came out in 1980 when very few public figures were open about their sexuality.
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Me'Shell NdegeOcello is a singer and out bisexual bass player. She's released eight albums and was in a relationship with author Rebecca Walker.
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Cynthia Nixon is an actress who rose to fame on the TV show Sex in the City
. She is an advocate for gay and lesbian issues and is in a relationship with Christine Marinoni
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Rosie O'Donnell was one of the first lesbian celebrities to come out. She hosted a popular daytime talk show, but didn't come out of the closet until after the show was off the air. She is an activist and advocate for children's rights.
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Suze Orman is a certified financial planner whose no-nonsense advice and empowering message, especially to women, has earned a widespread respect, many fans and numerous awards and recognition. She came out, in part, to shed light on the financial inequity gay and lesbian couples face with out full marriage equality.
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Ellen Page courageously came out in 2014. The Juno actress said, "I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered. My mental health suffered. And my relationships suffered. And I am standing here with all of you today on the other side of that pain."
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey is known as the Mother of the Blues. Although Ma Rainey was not the first Black woman to sing the Blues, she has been credited with its rise in popularity. She sang about loving women in the 1920s.
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Amy Ray is one half of The Indigo Girls. She also records and performs with her own band. She's released three solo albums and has been part of The Indigo Girls for more than 20 years.