Known as the Salome Dancer, Maud Allan's dancing career was ruined by a libel suit. She ended up settling down with her lover, Verna Aldwich, and teaching dance to children.
The complicated Duncan Grant-David Garnett-Vanessa Bell relationship took a truly peculiar twist when Angelica Bell, daughter of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, married David Garnett, who had been the lover of her father not long before her birth.
19th century American actress Charlotte Cushman wasn't just one of the greatest dramatists on stage of her day, her many lesbian relationships were full of a lot of private drama as well.
Father of the Harlem Renaissance Alain Locke influenced a wide range of writers, artists and musicians. He was also a closeted gay man, which isn't mentioned in most history books.
Mountaineer Freda du Faur was the first woman to climb Mount Cook in New Zealand in 1910. Today, two peaks in the country's Southern Alps are named for Du Faur and her lover Muriel Cadogan.
Irish poet and suffragist Eva Gore-Booth was active in fighting for women's rights, worker rights, peace efforts and prison reform. She and her long-term partner Esther Roper also published the early gay-rights magazine Urania in 1916.
Largely forgotten today, Roger Quilter's melancholy and lyrical songs evoke Edwardian England. He died in 1952, mentally unstable probably in part due to the pressures of being gay at a time when being gay could land you in jail.