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 firstname.lastname@example.org.