You may rarely hear their names touted in history books, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Throughout history, there have been some amazingly awesome, totally tough, world-changing LGBTQ women that are rarely recognized. These women threw lavish parties, invented ground-breaking technology, and generally, didn’t care what anybody else thought.
Alla Nazimova was a mega movie star. In 1917 she signed a MGM contract where she made a whopping $13,000 a week. What do you do with all that money? Throw lavish parties, of course!
Nazimova was known to have some pretty scandalous and intimate encounters with women at her mansion on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard. She even coined the term “sewing circle” to describe closeted lesbian and bisexual women in Hollywood.