Photos Of Same-Sex Couples From The 1880s – 1920s


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.

England, 1875

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Unknown location, 1880’s

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New York, 1900

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Unknown, Early 1900’s

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Europe, 1906

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New York, 1907

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“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”

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Unknown, 1912

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Unknown, 1914

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Unknown Lesbian Couple, 1915

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WWI couple, England, sometime between 1914-1918

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California, 1923

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Unknown, 1925

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