A magazine editor has collated a striking gallery of images of lesbians from the last 150 years.
Scroll down for a gallery. Contains some nudity
She said: "I wanted to see an evolution of our community, how we’d grown and changed over the years – and not just in a montage of famous out actresses and models, but pictures of actual people, pictures of women who were active in the community – regular human beings, writers and social activists."
While Bernard concedes there is no way of verifying the sexual orientation of every woman pictured, admitting some "may just be cross-dressers or super-close friends," we think it's a great collection of snaps.
Do you have any pictures you'd like to submit? Email firstname.lastname@example.org #lesbians. Please supply picture credit information.
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KITTY ELY CLASS OF 1887 (LEFT) AND HELEN EMORY CLASS OF 1889, MOUNT HOLYOKE STUDENTS, VIA VINTAGEPHOTO.LIVEJOURNAL.COM
PHOTO BY ALICE AUSTEN
TWO WOMEN, 1899, VIA FYEAHQUEERVINTAGE.TUMBLR.COM
YOUNG COUPLE SEATED IN GARDEN FROM THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM COLLECTION, VIA HERSATURNRETURNS.COM
1900, ANNA MOOR AND ELSIE DALE
COUPLE IN 1946, PHOTOGRAPH BY WEEGEE, VIA MUSEUM.ICP.ORG
1950'S GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES" VIA FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MISSING_LINCK
1980, GABRIELLE DANIELS AND MERLE WOO CELEBRATE GAY FREEDOM DAY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, PHOTO BY JEB VIA LESLIELOHMAN.ORG +
LESBIAN AVENGERS VIA LESBIANAVENGERS.COM, PHOTO BY CAROLINA KROON
1983, CASTRO STREET FAIR
THE COMMON LIVES TEAM
1993 - NYC PRIDE MARCH
1993 GAY PRIDE IN NEW YORK CITY, PHOTO BY PHILIP JONES GRIFFITH
PUNK BAND TEAM DRESCH, MID-90S
C1 WOMEN'S LIB RALLY 1982, © 2008 - DON VENTURA
"FAT CHANCE" DANCE GROUP, BERKELEY, CA 1979, PHOTO BY CATHY CADE VIA LESLIELOHMAN.ORG
1979 - PRISCILLA & REGINA, BROOKLYN, NY, PHOTO BY JEB
DYKES ON BIKES 1980s