The inspiration behind my post today was found in another blog entitled Finding Myself. I stumbled across this blog upon Googling "Vintage Gay Couple Photos" which I'd advise you to do sometime when you are bored! What surprised me the most was that there were more photos than I had expected of gay couples. I understand many gay men and women have walked this land before I- but I did not expect it to be as documented!
One thing that has stood the test of time is love. Whether it be in a different time, place or manner - we all love. Another quality that sets love above the rest is that it does not discriminate against age, gender, race, religion or appearance. It can be found in the most unexpected places...
Why discuss love on a blog that aims to help people come to terms with their sexuality? It's simple really. Love is something everyone can look forward too. Regardless your sexuality- love is an emotion everyone can experience. What better than to expose my audience to a love similar to theirs? Allow me to take you back in time- where a love like yours too existed... Although it was tougher to live openly in those days, these couples did not deny themselves the opportunity to find REAL love. Here are some photos from back in time:
|New York: 1900|
|England: Between 1914 - 1918|
Above is a WWI couple.
|Hollow Falls, Virginia: Late 1920's|
Above is the first gay couple allowed legal rights to adopt children.
|Berlin, Germany: 1930|
|London, England: 1932|
|Long Island, New York: 1941|
|America: Mid 1940's|
|London, England : 1945|
Above picture was taken at "VJ" Day- known as the day that Japan surrendered to the Allies at the end of WWII.
|New England: 1948|
|Lesbian Couple!! Unknown: 1950's|
|Caldwell, Idaho: 1955|
Final thought:Although it may seem like homosexuality is a new concept to modern society, it is not. Homosexuality dates centuries back, further than the first photo in this post! It will take a considerable amount of years before society is more accepting of homosexuality- but this should not stop you from finding true love... I cannot begin to imagine the scrutiny these couples have endured- yet all of that seems meaningless when I look at these photos. Love is an emotion that has stood the test of time- it is stronger than all else. To find a love so genuine, so real is more validating and liberating than having to live a life of lies and deception. Never deny yourself the opportunity to find true love...
** Check out more photos at Finding Myself and GAYTWOGETHER **
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