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It's #InternationalLesbianDay!
Here is a thread on iconic lesbians in history, past and present.
I hope you will show your allyship by reading and sharing. 馃搶

#Lesbians have been with us for centuries.
This sweet couple was photographed in 1907.

19th c lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages.
Some (straight) historians have tried to de-gay them and erase their lesbian sexuality, agency and history. But they were still lesbians.

Democratic women have long been in the forefront of radical change in America.
#DrAliceHamilton was a physician, scientist, social reformer & #lesbian. Her work created #OSHA. Hamiliton focused on the health of #immigrant women.

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#FridaKahlo (Coyoac谩n, M茅xico 1907- id.,1954) fue una mujer revolucionaria y feminista. Aunque sus obras puedan parecer surrealistas, cre贸 una pintura absolutamente personal, sentimental y metaf贸rica, plasmando los accidentes que marcaron su vida. @arteneaUCM #ArtistasArtenea
En 1925, Frida sufri贸 un accidente de autob煤s que la dej贸 postrada en la cama durante mucho tiempo. Fue entonces cuando comenz贸 a pintar sus autorretratos (la mayor parte de su colecci贸n), porque como ella misma dec铆a: "Me pinto a m铆 misma porque soy a quien mejor conozco".
En 1929, contrajo matrimonio con Diego Rivera, un afamado muralista mexicano. Una relaci贸n que ser谩 intensa y problem谩tica, pero llena de pasi贸n y de amor incondicional. En este a帽o tambi茅n, pint贸 "El tiempo vuela" donde plasm贸 el estilo folkl贸rico que se convertir铆a en su firma.
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Happy #Pride
I was expelled from my all-girls high school for being a #lesbian & put in a mental hospital for #conversiontherapy.

I became an #LGBT activist to prevent that from happening to other girls like I was.
Yet conversion therapy is still legal.
Happy #Pride
I memorialize every #lesbian who died hidden in the shadows because of #homophobia, who was forced into compulsory heterosexuality, who was made to live a lie. You deserved better. We honor you by making a safer world for lesbians today. Amen.
On #Pride I think of the #lesbian who became my mentor. She propelled me forward into lesbian #feminist writing. #AudreLorde opened a door for me I didn't know existed. I am so grateful she was in my life and left such a legacy for #lesbians.鈥
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