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Once again, it’s Women’s History Month and MadameNoire is celebrating women who aren’t typically recognized for who they truly are… even as celebrities.

So we’re acknowledging these women with a list of bisexual and lesbian black celebrities and famous public figures who have advocated for equal gender and sexuality rights. Many of these women may have struggled with coming out yet found a way to be themselves in a tough heteronormative society.

These 15 famous black women have had to face issues of race, gender and sexuality currently but they are truly trailblazers —  being part of a small club of black women in the entertainment industry as lesbians.

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