Vintage gay

This photo really struck me because according to the University of Wisconsin-Madison archives where this photo is from it depicts two men (one in drag) from the 1930s. Some may not realize that it was illegal to dress in drag at that time and one risked being arrested for cross-dressing in the US at that time.

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? Email me at

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