Vintage gay

I believe this may be a photo from the 1980s on Fire Island. I thought it was the perfect photo to share as we go into Memorial Day Weekend because so many of us here in the Northeast have been waiting for the summer to start. It has been a long year and warmer weather and sun makes for great medicine.

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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5 responses to “Vintage gay

  1. The 1980s harvest was very good and tasty. I like them all!!!


  2. Arnon de Kleine

    This picture is from Tom Bianchi. From his Polaroid time 70/80. The movie Longtime Companion gives perfect the atmosphere of those days.


  3. Arnon de Kleine

    This picture is from Tom Bianchi. From his Polaroid times, between the ‘70+ and ‘80+. The movie Longtime Companion give the atmosphere of those days a perfect look.


  4. This is a Tom Bianchi photograph, I’d guess.


  5. Truly there were magical times before the AIDS crisis and before everyone became so “normal” Where is our unique culture today – perhaps P-Town and Fire Island – and when did drag queens get so serious – gone are the days of Myrtle Beach, Sandy Beach and Tinsel Garland – I miss those late 70’s –



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