Vintage gay

This week’s photo of dancers, Rudolf Nureyev & Erik Bruhn, comes from The Vintage Life blog. According to Wikipedia, Bruhn met Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Russian dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961. Nureyev was a great admirer of Bruhn, and eventually became the great love of Nureyev’s life. The two were together for 25 years, until Bruhn’s death.

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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2 responses to “Vintage gay

  1. Both were excellent dancers and very handsome, but I find Nureyev’s legs and knees more beautiful than those of his partner.


  2. Two gorgeous guys in their prime. So sad they both died in their 50s due to AIDS



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