In honor of World AIDS Day, I wanted to share this photo for my weekly Vintage Gay post. As an impressionable and closeted teenager, demonstrations from men and women who were protesting the Reagan Administration’s lack of action to help those dying of AIDS is seared in my memory and one of the reasons I think of President Ronald Reagan as an evil, uncaring, inhumane President.
I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share for a future post? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.