georgekirrin: “Starving in the Midst of Plenty” There is no date on this card, but the fashions appear to be from the 1900-1910 era. It’s hard to imagine the environment that made this image — and it’s counterpart — so popular. Go figure. from www.sappho.com
The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century | Brain Pickings Archival images — sometimes poignant, sometimes playful, invariably tender — of gay and lesbian couples privately celebrating their love in an era that denied it.
On Friday evening, June 27, 1969, the New York City tactical police force raided a popular Greenwich Village gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. Raids were not unusual in 1969; in fact, they were conducted regularly without much resistance. However, that night the street erupted into violent protest as the crowds in the bar fought back. The backlash and several nights of protest that followed have come to be known as the Stonewall Riots.