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LGBT History: Famous Women Who Loved Women

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Famous lesbian couples like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, or Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni, are a now common sight in the news and on the red carpet -- but what about the LBT women who came before them?

In honor of LGBT history month 2012, we're celebrating historical women who loved other women. Click through the slideshow below for images of female writers, poets, activists, professors, and painters who had relationships with other women.

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Filed by Nina Bahadur