Love is (was) Love 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 Regrann from @lgbt_history
- Sailors, San Diego, California, c. 1942.
This image, made famous by the Gran Fury collective in ACT UP’s "Read My Lips" campaign, is a cropped version of the original photograph, housed at the Kinsey Institute, which also shows the sailors from the waist down. The full image leaves no doubt about their mutual physical attraction. In 1988, one of the sailors contacted ACT UP to inform the group that he and his former lover—both veterans of World War II—had no idea the photograph still existed.
Lest there be any question: men kissing men, as with any act of queer physical affection, is a beautiful, empowering, profound act of resistance, and any imagery that degrades it as funny or weak is homophobic bullshit. There’s no argument to be had. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #Mood #Night
- #regrann #schwul #gay #lgbt #equalite #proud #pride