LGBT Women for Women's History MonthA list of LGBT women who have had a major impact. Thanks to Amelia Jenne.

A list of LGBT women who have had a major impact. Thanks to Amelia Jenne.
1. Anna Quon is a freelance journalist and writer, who has lived with mental disabilty. A lot of her work focuses on targeting misconceptions about disability, both mental and physical, and she has written articles exploring what it is like to be gay and have a disability, as well as discrimination within the gay community. Find out more…
2. Patience Agbabi Born in 1965, Patience is a British poet and performer. In 2004 she was named as one of the Next Generation Poets. Racial, sexual, and gender identity are important themes in her poetry. Find out more…
3. Anne Seymour Damer This British sculptor, born in 1748 was an aristocrat and a famous sculptor. She exhibited 32 works as an honorary exhibitor at the Royal Academy. Find out more…
4. Aphr Behn Behn was a dramatist during the English Restoration period and was one of the first female professional writers in England. Many of her novels are about love, and she was particularly interested in womens’ sexual desire. Virginia Woolf said of her “All women together, ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn… for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” Find out more…
5. Dora Carrington was a British painter and part of the Bloomsbury Group, a group of writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists who held informal discussions in Bloomsbury in the 1900s. Their work had a huge influence on contemporary literature, philosophy and even the economy, and changed attitudes towards femenism and sexuality. Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster were prominent members. Find out more…
6. Saffron Burrows is a British film and theatre actress. She played the part of Andromache in the hollywood movie Troy and was the female lead in Perfect Creature. She has also starred in independent film The Guitar, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Her career on stage has taken her to the Almeida thetare as well as the Old Vic. Find out more…
7. Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sara is one of the first lesbians to marry in a synagogue. She was also one of the first Lesbia Rabbis to hold post in the UK. Find out more