Collection: LGBT Figures >
Hortense ManciniOne of the most infamous libertines of the Renaissance, she cavorted all over Europe to flee her abusive marriage, lived a hedonistic life, and wrote memoirs under her own name – all in an attempt to win herself a divorce.
Osh-TischThe last Crow nation baté (Two Spirit mystic) in history, she earned her name -- which means "Finds Them and Kills Them" -- by tirelessly fighting to preserve her way of life.
The Valiant Ladies of PotosiEustaquia de Souza and Ana Lezama de Urinza, two sword-and-gun-toting lesbian teen vigilantes – 17th century Bolivia’s answer to Batman.
Collection: Indigenous Peoples >
GouyenWhen an enemy killed her husband, this Apache woman broke the rules of her tribe to get revenge - and in so doing, became one of her tribe's greatest heroes.
JanequeoWhen her husband was killed by conquistadors, this native Chilean showed the Spanish what "fight like a woman" really means.
Te Puea HerangiThe reluctant royal who became the Maori's greatest leader.
Collection: Revolutionaries >