11 Most Famous Lesbians In World History, Some Will Surprise You Inspirational Some of the most revolutionary women throughout history have been homosexuals. Does this surprise you? How about we take a look at 11 of the most famous lesbians who have done extraordinary things. 1. Jane Addams Huffington Post As a pioneer of the women’s suffrage movement, Jane Addams was famous for founding the Hull House In Chicago and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in 1915. She also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Although she never came out as a lesbian, there were always rumors that she probably was one.