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Jess Collins (viaual artist) and Robert Duncan (poet) are depicted above in a photo taken at some point in 1958 or 1959 in Marin County at Stinson Beach in northern California. Jess was a member of the 1950s San Francisco art scene and met poet Robert Duncan in 1950. They remained together until Duncan’s death in 1988.

Earlier this summer, the blog ultrawolveunderthefullmoon had a nice post that introduced me to the couple, which you can read here.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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I have no idea when or where this photograph may have been taken. Long time reader and avid commentor, Angel, from Asturias Spain shared this with me a few months ago in one of our communications and I saved it for this week. Tomorrow will be Veteran’s Day in the U.S. so I thought it an appropriate photo for this week’s vintage gay post.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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This weeks photograph was taken in Rio de Janeiro at Copa Cabana Beach in the early 1980s by the famous, gay, Brazilian photographer Alair Gomes. Known for photographing gay men. He achieved notoriety and fame as the pioneer of homoerotic photography in Brazil.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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I almost didn’t post this photo because without any clothes and the two men looking away from the camera it is really hard to tell when this may have been taken but the photo comes from the racy Twitter profile @oldmasc, which focuses on vintage and historical images of men through the years. Anyone an expert in pool design who may be able to provide a guesstimate on when this 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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Thoughts on when this photo may have been taken? I love the intimacy of their pose. Who can say what their story was but I can tell you I have have a slight crush on the guy on the left. He has beautiful eyes.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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This photo looks vaguely familiar. I’m unsure if I’ve previously posted this before so apologies if it is a repeat. The guy on the left looks as if he’s vaguely annoyed with his boyfriend but the intimacy is still there – with his hands on his knees. Who knows, what he might be thinking about but I know I’d find it hard to concentrate with someone kissing my neck.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Much thanks to the The Vintage Life blog for this week’s photo. No idea if these two guys were a couple although they certainly look cute together. Anyone care to take a guess when this photo may have been taken based on their appearance and clothing?

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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I love this week’s vintage gay photo of Frank and Jack which dates back 80 years ago to 1942. I’d love to know if they were more than friends who liked to share ice creams and photo booth photos.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Photographer Gideon Mendel’s project The Ward began in 1993 when he started spending a number of weeks on the Charles Bell wards in London’s Middlesex Hospital. All the patients in this ward were dying with the knowledge that there was no cure for the disease. You can learn more about this couple Michael and John and others in the 2018 Metro article, Memories from the heart of the Aids crisis shows true love in a time of terrible tragedy.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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This week’s vintage gay post comes from the @oldmasc Twitter account. According to the post this photo was taken at the NYC Piers in 1978. This was a very popular place for gay men to meet and connect prior to the AIDS epidemic. I can’t help but wonder what ever may have become of him.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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This week’s vintage gay post comes from The Vintage Life blog. I normally post photos of couples or groups but this week’s photo has such an endearing letter I thought I’d share. It reads, Jeff, The ‘hot man’ from Chicago. We have plenty of good times ahead of us this year + next at Exeter plus four years of Princeton. Best of luck in tennis this spring and always. Arch. I’d love to know more about this mystery couple who attended some of the most elite schools in America.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Any thoughts when this photo may have been taken. The pants make me think that it may date as far back as the 1940s, but I’m really terrible at identifying photos by fashion and clothing. Someone help!

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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I am unsure if I’ve previously posted this photo of George Dyer with his lover Francis Bacon on the Oriental Express in 1965. The first met in 1963 and stormy relationship full of drama that would end tragically. In 1971, just two days before the opening of the Francis Bacon Retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris, Dyer was found dead from a drink and drugs overdose in the bathroom of the Hotel des Saint-Pères in Paris.

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Angel is a longtime reader of this blog who lives in Spain. He shared this photo with me a few months ago and I’m getting around to posting it now. Anyone have any idea when this may have been taken or what sort of military uniform they are wearing?

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 bosguymail@gmail.com.

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