25 Vintage Photos of Gay & Lesbian Couples

By: Joe Thompson

Gays and lesbians have been around since the dawn of time, but many of us only think of same-gender couples in a post-Stonewall world. It's almost as if they couldn't possibly exist in public before that era and stayed hidden in the shadows—the two women "friends" who (sadly) never married so they lived together, or the rich man and his attaché who kept to themselves in that big house down the block.

However, some mystery person is changing that concept.

These aren't just images that one can interpret as being gay. From the way the various subjects hold hands, look at each other, or even kiss— these people are definitely more than friends. It's a fun, sweet, and supremely romantic tribute to Valentine's Day. Enjoy.