A must-RSS new blog, Homo History, seeks to preserve our, well, homo history, by archiving vintage photos of gay and lesbian couples taken between the late-1800s and mid-20th century. On Instinct, the author of the site, Jerry Gent, explains his intent behind the project:
“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. … 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.”
Check out some of the photos Gent has collected below, then head to his site to see the rest of his impressive, oh-so-romantic collection.