Vintage gay

Much thanks to my friend and longtime reader, Jim L., for sharing this photo with me earlier this year. It makes for an excellent vintage gay post. Based on these outfits, can anyone hazzard a guess on when this photo may have been taken?

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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4 responses to “Vintage gay

  1. This is a tough one since navy uniforms remain – dare I say – pretty much uniform over time. The haircuts are non-regulation, at least according to the contemporary standards. And is that a fanny pack the sailor on the right is wearing? I’d date this to the Admiral Zumwalt era – the 70s. The navy was dealing with a lot of the same social turmoil as the rest of the nation and things were relaxed a bit in order to keep up enlistment. Beards and longer hair were allowed. With little else to work on, I’d say this is from the 70s, which was also the beginning of the “gay liberation” movement. Thank God.


  2. I like this photo very much. You can see them so dedicated and at ease….
    I guess it will be in the middle of World War II, in the US and it is clearly seen that they are two beautiful sailors.
    I hope and wish that they have been happy throughout their lives and that they have been saved from the terrible days of the war!


  3. Please update my email address to Thanks. And happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Jeff Stookey


    Sent from my iPhone



  4. I don’t know when this was taken, but if love this pic. Thanks for sharing.



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