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gay beachThis photo comes from an article from Queerty a few years ago entitled, Relive New York City’s hottest gay beach with these recently discovered photos from the ’60s.

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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Unsure who this family is but based on the hair and what I can see I would guess this was taken in the early 1980s. Anyone know anything about this photo?

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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gay motorcycle club, tom of finlandThis week I’m doing something a bit different. I stumbled upon a story that includes a half dozen or more photographs of a gay motorcycle club from the 1960s taken by photographer Sylvan Rand.  Check out Rand’s photos from his time with the Gay Motorcycle Club.

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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Kenneth Macpherson, Jimmie DanielsKenneth Macpherson shown on the left was a Scottish-born novelist, photographer, critic, and film-maker. Although married to a woman he and his wife both had a series of high profile affairs. Macpherson had a relationship with cabaret singer Jimmie Daniels (shown on the right). The photo above is of the two men attending the opening of the Federal Theatre Project’s production of Macbeth (April 14, 1936)

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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first gay prom, aaron fricke, paul guilbertlDo you recognize this photograph? Aaron Fricke (left) made history when he filed suit in U.S. District court after his high school in Pawtucket, RI told him he could not bring his date, Paul Guilbert (right) to his prom in 1980 in the court case, Fricke v. Lynch. For those who are interested in learning more about this ballsy teenager who challenged the status quo you can read  his autobiography Reflections of a Rock Lobster in which he details growing up gay culminating at that high school dance. Read more about it 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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1970s castro neighbohood, San Francisco

Photos: Crawford Barton, Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California

According to the Historical Society of Northern California, this photo was taken in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood in the 1970s. For more images check out the article The Castro: The rise of a gay neighborhood.

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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gay wedding

While collecting images and searching the web for more images of America’s LGBTQ past, I stumbled upon these images of what appears to be (maybe) our country’s first gay wedding captured on film. In the 1950s, a photoshop in Philadelphia allegedly refused to return wedding photos because the owner of the shop deemed the wedding to be inappropriate. You can see all their happy photos 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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