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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Man I Love


































These vintage photos represent just a small fragment of our LGBT history; unfortunately so much of it has purposely been destroyed. Since most of the men and women in these photos are unknown, it's pretty much impossible to tell it they were a gay couple or just "good friends." Most photographs of gay couples were eventually destroyed by horrified family members. For every photo that I may have mistakenly identified as gay, thousands more were burned or torn into pieces to keep a family secret.

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Thanks,
Jeffrey Gent

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lesbian Wedding, circa 1910


I found this wonderful vintage photo of a Lesbian Wedding from around 1910. They make such a cute couple; the bride has an especially sweet expression on her face. Luckily for us, we can now marry legally in most states. 
To protect the rights that we have fought so hard to earn, be sure to VOTE in the upcoming mid-term elections! If the Republicans win, they will do everything in their power to turn back the clock on Gay Rights.

Monday, October 13, 2014

James Bidgood


James Bidgood’s homoerotic films and photographs, were a shock to 1960's audiences. They featured beautiful young men set against elaborately crafted backdrops, drenched in bright colors and gayer than anything the world had ever seen before. His aesthetic was both campy and pulpy, yet incredibly beautiful! Bidgood's work heavily inspired such artists as Pierre et Gilles and David LaChapelle.

Bobby Kendall in Pink Narcissus

Bobby Kendall in Pink Narcissus

Bobby Kendall in Pink Narcissus 

 His film legendary homoerotic film, ‘Pink Narcissus,” was shrouded in mystery when it was first was released, having been credited to ‘Anonymous’.


When Bidgood's legendary film “Pink Narcissus” came out in the early 60’s, he choose to hide his identity, leading to rumors that it was the work of Andy Warhol or Kenneth Anger. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that he stepped forward to accept the credit.


Bidgood's day jobs as a window dresser, costumer and photographer gave him lots of the props and materials to construct his fantastical set and dreamy costumes.



His work as a drag performer gave him the balls to create original homoerotic works during a time when men and women were still being arrested just holding hands in gay bars.


The 81 year old Bidgood just received a grant so that he can continue to produce more of his glamorously homoerotic photos. There is also a new book from Taschen on his photos and a documentary on his life is currently in production. 


Field of Blue Flowers
Check out all of James Bidgood's amazing photographs in the new Taschen book. You can buy both the book and the dvd of his film "Pink Narcissus" at the Homo History Amazon store. Enjoy!



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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just Between Us

























These vintage photos represent just a small fragment of our LGBT history; unfortunately so much of it has purposely been destroyed. Since most of the men and women in these photos are unknown, it's pretty much impossible to tell it they were a gay couple or just "good friends." Most photographs of gay couples were eventually destroyed by horrified family members. For every photo that I may have mistakenly identified as gay, thousands more were burned or torn into pieces to keep a family secret.

Please subscribe to Homo History; just look for the button at the very top or bottom of each page. It's free and you'll never miss another great post!

Thanks,
Jeffrey Gent

Friday, October 3, 2014

L.A. A Queer History



Two years ago, director Gregorio Davila began this documentary about the early Gay History of Los Angeles; now it’s almost complete! I think this is a very important film and I really want to see it completed and out in our community. A lot of what this film covers has never been documented before, so please give what you can! Check out the trailer and then head over to his Kickstarter page to read more about the film.