Incredible Vintage Photos Of Gay Couples Make Up Part Of Our 'Homo History'
When we look back on how far we've come from the days when living in the closet was the only option, it's difficult to remember that there was still plenty of love shared between the brave gay men and women who came before us.
Jeffrey Gent won't let those good moments be forgotten.
The man behind HomoHistory.com, the new website featuring an archive of vintage photos of gay couples throughout modern history, is determined to let the stories of many LGBT citizens who lived a mostly-closeted life finally come out into the open and be shared with the world.
"These photos represent just a small fragment of our Gay and Lesbian History. Unfortunately, so many of these photos were purposely destroyed by horrified family members," Jeffrey said. "Since most of the men and women in these photos are unknown, it's hard to know for sure if they were a gay couple or just 'good friends.' For every photo that I may have mistakenly identified as gay, thousands more were burned or torn into pieces to keep a family secret... I hope that by sharing these photos of vintage gay and lesbian couples, we can correct the social injustice that they endured by seeing them in a brand new light."
HomoHistory has already acquired an impressive (and at times, tear-jerking) gallery of gay and lesbian couples photographed between the late-1800s and mid-20th century which you definitely should check out, but here are a few of our favorites from Jeffrey's riveting collection to get you started: