Much thanks to my friend Jim Lundy who lives here in the South End for sharing this photo for my weekly vintage gay post. I’ve shared this previously but the photo of two African American servicemen posing together in 1951 with their names scrawled across the photo is definitely worth a re-post. I think my favorite thing about the photo is how Davis has his chin resting on his “friend’s” shoulder.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.