Historical LGBTQ Women Who Blazed The Trail For Modern Activists

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead

Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Margaret Mead had a huge influence on the sexual revolution of the 1960s. She didn’t believe in hard and fast rules when it came to sexuality. According to Autostraddle.com, “Mead believed that sexual orientation could be fluid and shift throughout one’s life,” according to Autostraddle.com.

Mead was married to three different men in her lifetime, but she was known to have a close, likely sexual relationship with fellow anthropologist Ruth Benedict. When Mead was older, she lived with Rhoda Metraux, who was also an anthropologist.