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Sir Ian McKellen is awesome…

Sir Ian McKellen is awesome…

31 Images That Show The True Face Of The World – The Awesome Daily - Your daily dose of awesome

31 Images That Show The True Face Of The World

Three Yale men in drag; New Haven, CT; circa 1880.

get over it


Gladys Bentley The famous bulldagger of the Harlem Renaissance, Ms. Bentley was a lively, piano-playing blues and jazz singer. Hailing from Trinidad, Bentley performed at speakeasies (including Clam House, the most notorious gay speakeasy) across the country, clad in her famous tuxedo and top hat, boasting her sexuality, raunchy lyrics, and play on gender identity. Bentley penned a memoir, If This Be Sin, joining the ranks of other queer black intellectuals and performers in Harlem, including..

top hat and tutu party

How Much Courage Do You Think This Took? Jack Baker and James Michael McConnell apply for a marriage license in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 18 May 1970. Photo: Minnesota Historical Society.

women dancing by George Brassai, circa 1930

Same sex couples dancing at the infamous Eldorado gay and transvestite bar in 1920s Berlin.

Vesta Tilley, professional male impersonator.

Andy Warhol

Impersonator Harry Franklin circa 1920

Stonewall Drag Show 1969

Vintage male couple before Stonewall, Gay Pride and Marriage Equality. Gay folks have been out there the whole time.

Take a second look!!! Some Victorian "Tipping the Velvet. Google if you don't know what this means.

Axel Axgil and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a registered partnership anywhere in the world following Denmark's legalisation of same-sex partnership registration in 1989, a landmark legislation which they were instrumental in bringing about. They adopted the shared surname, Axgil, a combination of their given names, as an expression of their commitment.

Partners Task Force - Committed Couple: Axgil & Axgil

Ruth Ellis. She came out as a lesbian around 1915, and graduated from Springfield High School in 1919, at a time when fewer than seven percent of African Americans graduated from secondary school. In the 1920s, she met the only woman she ever lived with, Ceciline “Babe” Franklin. Their house was a central location for gay and lesbian parties, and also served as a refuge for African American gays and lesbians. Throughout her life, Ellis advocated for gays & lesbians, & for African Americans.

Walter Terrazas Pinzon

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.

Stonewall 25: Cases 1-2

This is the third installment in an ongoing series that explores drag culture and the nightlife scene in Brooklyn, N.Y - Untitled Queen

Kryean Kally “I never kiss and tell, but I have been finding myself attracted to all of the personalities involved in Legendary Children. We are all very passionate about our art.”

Kryean Kally “The young queer community in Atlanta seems to be on the brink of something beautiful.”