29.3.12

A Glimpse of Gay History


 
“I am prepared to believe that the sense in romance of those of our brothers and sisters who incline towards love of their own sex is heightened to a more blazing pitch than in those who think of themselves as normal.” - Lord Laurence Olivier


Circa 1940


Gays and lesbians have been around since the dawn of time, but many of us only think of same-gender couples in a post-Stonewall world. It's almost as if they couldn't possibly exist in public before that era and stayed hidden in the shadows—the two women "friends" who (sadly) never married so they lived together, or the rich man and his attaché who kept to themselves in that big house down the block.

A tribute to all the men and women who were brave back then and who helped to pave the way to freedom....









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