FUCK YEAH, QUEER VINTAGE

Giving you all the queerness you've ever wanted since the 20th century (and before)

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thegang:

GB meets GB by Ginger Brooks Takahashi
She was married to a white woman Gladys Bentley, 1907–1960, 2010
 
“Looking for traces of queer histories in Harlem, I stumbled upon the  men’s bathhouse, tales of speakeasies such as the Clam House (where  gender-bending performers were the norm) and finally Gladys Bentley. She  immediately caught my eye—a black woman in a tux. The year was  1920-something. The Clam House was on 133rd Street between Lenox and  Seventh avenues. Gladys was writing and singing obscene versions of  popular songs there.”

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thegang:

GB meets GB by Ginger Brooks Takahashi

She was married to a white woman
Gladys Bentley, 1907–1960
, 2010

“Looking for traces of queer histories in Harlem, I stumbled upon the men’s bathhouse, tales of speakeasies such as the Clam House (where gender-bending performers were the norm) and finally Gladys Bentley. She immediately caught my eye—a black woman in a tux. The year was 1920-something. The Clam House was on 133rd Street between Lenox and Seventh avenues. Gladys was writing and singing obscene versions of popular songs there.”


Moving this to the top, as per request. :)

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Johnny, Are You Queer? - Josie Cotton (1982)

I don’t think the 80’s technically count as vintage, but it’s over 20 years old and too fun not to share.

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bbrainstew asked: You're the first to reply anything I wrote on tumblr so thank you :)
I put a link up on my main blog, although no one's reading it yet, I think, I hope it'll do it's part in spreading the love & equality!

On a related note, I submitted a post. Oscar & Bosie are my favorite vintage gay couple. I think their story inspires a lot of people out there.
We love you!

No problem! I reply to all the messages I get.A

Awesome! Thanks for linking to us!

Your post is in the queue. Thank you for the submission. :) We love you too!

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bbrainstew asked: I think I ask for many when I say: where do you get your brilliant photos from? They are so heartwarming, except the drawings those are naughty. Haha.

I recommended you guys but couldn't get a sticker, sorry! The photos make me smile! Thank you :)

First of all, thank you! And a lot of our photos come from various places on flickr, which have a lot of old photos like this and actually have whole groups dedicated to queer vintage. Otherwise, they’re just from various places throughout the internet, which usually I try to credit. And some of them I had saved on my computer before I made this blog, but couldn’t remember where I got them from exactly.

Thanks for the recommend! It’s fine about the sticker. :) thank YOU for your support!

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