Rare gay and lesbian historical images released for the first time

  • metta

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    Jan 17, 2016 5:46 AM GMT
    Rare gay and lesbian historical images released for the first time

    A treasure trove of gay and lesbian US history has just been made available to the public.Rare gay and lesbian historical images released for the first time

    A treasure trove of gay and lesbian US history has just been made available to the public.

    http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/sexuality/gallery/rare-gay-and-lesbian-historical-images-released-first-time


    http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/lane/gay-lesbian-history
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    Jan 17, 2016 7:39 AM GMT
    big hair...
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    Jan 17, 2016 7:41 AM GMT
    no stereotype that the gay pride parade started with a quick run in to get new shoes first...

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    Jan 17, 2016 8:00 AM GMT
    Group portrait of The Mattachine Society of Los Angeles founders at Christmas in 1951.

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    GAA firehouse, 1971.

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    Jan 17, 2016 8:08 AM GMT
    Christopher Street Liberation Day. Central Park 6/27/71.


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    ECHO Eastern Conference of Homophile Organizations, 1965.

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    Jan 17, 2016 10:45 AM GMT
    Wow! Such amazing photos.
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    Jan 17, 2016 4:06 PM GMT
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    Fantastic pics. Look at all of them tweeting for their freedom! Most of that is from my junior high and the 60s stuff before that so while I was a few years too young to have participated at that level of protest at that time, I was trying to think back to what thoughts I might have had at the time but I don't come up with anything specifically.

    I imagine I'd have been of two minds. Proud yet petrified. I'd have been proud of the participants and I often give thanks to those who came before me who paved my way. But also I'll bet it scared me and maybe even reinforced my closet because wouldn't that have been when we were first becoming a general topic of not just conversation but wouldn't there have been heightened ridicule by that. And I was just a kid in school.

    I remember as a teen when my folks wanted to head to the Caribbean and my mom asked me if it was okay if we moved. I do recall my exact inner thoughts at that time. I was thinking that I was becoming ever more sexual and I was extremely fearful that I'd wind up outing myself before I was ready. I couldn't handle having grown up with all my friends for all my life to then become, as I thought I'd be so seen, a different person than who I always was. So I gladly told my mom that I would love to leave for the tropics. What a great opportunity for a kid--this Jersey boy--to play in the clear waters of the Caribbean where I wouldn't have to hide from those I know.

    I wound up having my first full-on sex on a Virgin Island as a teen and I maintained my old friendships even while so far away, not coming out to them until later in my early 20s, probably right about when Lennon was killed.

    One thing that's so wonderful about having such a treasure trove of pictures is that we didn't have camera phones so not a lot of pictures. Selfies back then would've blinded ya.

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    Jan 17, 2016 9:24 PM GMT
    it would be interesting if a book with rare gay historical photographs was published.

    I attended a Tamara de Lempicka exhibit last year, it was mostly of her paintings and drawings but there were a bunch of really old photographs of Tamara hanging out with extremely androgynous lesbian and gay friends at clandestine gay parties in the 1920's. I wanted to steal those images and take them home.
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    Jan 18, 2016 1:09 AM GMT
    If this kind of LGBT history interests you, visit the Stonewall National Museum & Archives when you're down here. It's actually in a former Fort Lauderdale library, not Manhattan or SF as the name might imply. It also has a gallery operation in Wilton Manors, with rotating shows, featuring many old archival photos and memorabilia like those pictured here. Stonewall supporters include Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, and many other gay luminaries.

    http://www.stonewall-museum.org
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    Jan 18, 2016 1:09 PM GMT
    First thing I noticed is a lack of overweight people. That's changed more than gay rights.
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    Jan 18, 2016 4:54 PM GMT
    ^which goes to my comment on tweeting. Through and preceding the 60s which came before me and through my time of the 70s and 80s we were out doing, not home tweeting. Out dancing the bars, not home fingering an app.

    Had we tweets and internet then, we'd have used that to organize million slim man marches. That wouldn't have been for staying home on fat asses to cast a thought ballot.

    While the internet gets some credit, too much, I think, for accelerating the downhill side of this fight for rights, I seriously wonder whether without stepping out of our homes for person to person interaction if the Gay Rights Movement would ever have gotten off the ground.

    Where's #blacklivesmatter now? Back to tweeting are they? And really that's just an offshoot of the person to person Black fight for civil rights, most certainly launched by people getting off their asses and out of their houses.

    Or maybe there was just no fried chicken in the 60s...

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    A major shift in societal thinking initiated today? Yikes! Protesters would be dropping dead of diabetic seizure.

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    Jan 21, 2016 2:16 AM GMT
    For