Smithsonian | LGBTQ+ Women Who Made History
In celebration of Pride Month, we honor LGBTQ+ women who have made remarkable contributions to the nation and helped advance equality in fields as diverse as medicine and the dramatic arts. Here are a few of their stories, represented by objects in the Smithsonian’s collections.
Photograph of Sylvia Rivera (with Christina Hayworth and Julia Murray) by Luis Carle, 2000. Gelatin Silver Print. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. © Luis Carle.
National Women’s History Museum – Online Exhibits
Explore the collection of virtual exhibits and learn about trailblazing women, past and present.
Google Arts & Culture | 7 Trans Women Who Made History
Today, serious strides are being made to recognize and implement rights for transgender people around the world. However, there is still a long way to go. As prominent figures are often left out of the history books, let’s shine a spotlight on these seven trans women pioneers.
The White House | A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2023
“…The full participation of women is a foundational tenet of democracy. Women — often women of color — have been on the frontlines, fighting for and securing equal rights and opportunity throughout our country’s history as abolitionists, civil rights leaders, suffragists, and labor activists. Women continue to lead as advocates for reproductive rights, champions of racial justice, and LGBTQI+ equality…”