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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:29 PM

The mystery photos of a 1957 gay wedding

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49390011

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Reply The mystery photos of a 1957 gay wedding (Original post)
shenmue Aug 2019 OP
cilla4progress Aug 2019 #1
JenniferJuniper Aug 2019 #2
UpInArms Aug 2019 #3
The Genealogist Aug 2019 #4
IrishEyes Aug 2019 #5
MontanaMama Aug 2019 #6
dawn5651 Aug 2019 #7
murielm99 Aug 2019 #8
marble falls Aug 2019 #9

Response to shenmue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. Heartwarming

and tragic (that it wasn't legal).

I recall some of the most horrific stories I read as a young teen in the 1970s were about the terror, fear, blackmail, shame that gay people felt and were exposed to, if discovered.

And I'm hetero.

The grief and pain I felt for them never left! I'm so happy and proud that my state of Washington saw fit to legalize gay marriage as one of the early adopters!

Thanks for sharing this story!

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:58 PM

2. There are enough guys in the second to last photo

for someone to know who they were, or at least where some of the others in the photographs are or were. I predict they'll find them.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:40 PM

3. I attended my first gay wedding in 1975

They were an adorable couple ...

Hope they are still doing well

👏🏼👏🏼

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:16 PM

4. Two men celebrating their love for and commitment to one another.

A beautiful thing. And today people still get bent totally out of shape by it. I hope these men had a wonderful life together, whoever they are.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:55 PM

5. I really hope they find out who the couple were.

Its possible that some of the people at the wedding are still alive. If not, hopefully someone can recognize the people in the pictures. Maybe a younger brother, sister, niece, nephew, son, daughter or cousin.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:05 PM

6. Beautiful photos

of a milestone in these folk's lives. Thank you for sharing them.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 04:11 PM

7. they

look so happy together. i hope it is possible to identify them to hear the rest of their story .

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:36 AM

8. This is amazing.

K&R

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:47 PM

9. I really hope they can be identified and their story is a happy one.

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