Here is a photo of the troubled Irish artist Francis Bacon (left) with his lover John Edwards (right) in SoHo. They met in London in 1974 and remained together until Bacon’s death in 1992.
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.