Vintage Gay Love: A Look Back At The Early Gay Pioneers in Photos
The following is a photo tribute to gay couples from the late 19th century and first half of the 20th Century. It is a testament to the early pioneers of the LGBT movement who have made the world a more accepting and compassionate place for everyone today. It is also a reminder that homosexuality has been around since the beginning of mankind and is not something which can be legislated back into the closet.
Unknown location, 1880’s
New York, 1900
Unknown, Early 1900’s
New York, 1907
“A friend of mine found this old photograph in a shoe box in his Grandmother’s attic. On the back was written… Aunty Mary and her “friend” Ruth, 1910. I wonder if those quotation marks imply what I think they do, by the look on their faces, I would say they do”
Unknown Lesbian Couple, 1915
WWI couple, England, sometime between 1914-1918
Source: Flickr / gaytwogether.com / and are the property of their owners.
- Photos Of Same-Sex Couples From The 1880s – 1920s, The Gaily Grind, 21 March 2013, by Adrian Garcia https://thegailygrind.com/2013/03/21/lgbt-history-photos-of-gay-couples-from-the-1880s-1920s-tbt/