Click here to Read more about Mary Casal

 Click here to Read more about Willa Cather

 Click here to Read more about Marie Corelli

 Click here to Read some poetry by Marie Corelli

 Click here to Read more about Mazo De Roche

 Click here to Read more about Rosa Bonheur
Click here for Pictures of and by Rosa

 Click here to Read more about Ethel Smyth


Joan E. Biren (JEB)-lesbian photographer
JEBís powerful lens- Some people say JEB started a revolution with her camera)

Lisa Ben

Lisa Ben, Lesbian Pioneer (article)

Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson 1893-1961, Journalist, Author (article)

Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall- Biography

Ma Rainey


Angelina Weld Grimke

Angelina Weld Grimke 1893-1961, Teacher, Writer (article)

Links to Gay History, Biographies and Issues

Links to the Past: Black Gays and Lesbians in the Civil Rights Era

'Third Age': Gays and lesbians look at aging (Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

Information on Louise Fitzhugh, M.E. Kerr and Amy Lowell can be
found in:

Wolf, Virginia L.  Louise Fitzhugh. N.Y. : Twayne Pub., c1991.
  (in the Twayne's United States authors series. Children's

Nilsen, Alleen Pace. Presenting M.E. Kerr. Boston : Twayne Pub.,
   c1986. (in the Twayne's young adult authors series)

 Benvenuto, Richard. Amy Lowell. Boston : Twayne Pub, c1985.

  Some of Amy  Lowell's poems can be found in my web page by 
clicking here (There seems to be a temporary problem with
this link.  The url is:"

Information about Bessie Smith, Angelina Weld Grimke, Audre
Lourde and Ma Rainey (Gertrude Pridgett) can be found in
 Hine, Darlene Clark, et al. (editor) Black women in America : an
historical encyclopedia. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Carlson Pub,1993.

Information about Bessie Smith can also be found in her biography simply entitled _Bessie_ by Chris Albertson

Information about Babe Bean can be located in:
 Katz, Jonathan.  Gay American history : lesbians and gay men in
the U.S.A. : a documentary anthology. New York : Crowell, c1976.

Information about Willa Cather, Cattle Annie and Little Britches, Renee Vivien, Radclyffe Hall, Lady Una Troubridge, May Sarton, Dorothy Thompson, Christie Winslow, Emily Dickinson, The Ladies of Langollen and Jo Carstairs can be found in:
 Lesbian lives : biographies of women from the Ladder. Oakland,  Ca. : Diana Press,1976.
Information about Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, and Alix Dobson can be found in:
 Vida, Ginny.Our right to love : a lesbian resource book.    Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, c1978. (not the later    ed.)

Information about Emily Dickinson can be found in:
Patterson, Rebecca. The riddle of Emily Dickinson. New York, Cooper Square Pub, 1973 [c1951].

Another good book is:
Marcus, Eric. Making history : the struggle for gay and lesbian equal rights,
1945-1990 : an oral history. 1st ed. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, c1992. xii, 532
Which includes several synopsis of famous gay and lesbian individuals

Click Here to read writings and see art Historic Lesbians

Click here for a quiz I wrote on gay and lesbian writers
(including some interesting facts about M.E. Kerr young adult
novelist and lesbian pulp novel writer!)

Click here for a reading list of some of my favorite books

Click here for a list of some great lesbian and gay resources
on the web (including writings by Lee Lynch)

Click here to go back to the Historic Lesbian Couples Page