I have included photos of Alan Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky in the past but I’ve never seen this photo which dates back to “a hot summer day” in 1956. The two had met about 18 mos before in December of 1954 and would remain together as a couple until Ginsberg’s death in 1997. Orlovsky would die thirteen years later in Vermont in 2010.
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.