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Vintage gays at Thanksgiving

A DL tradition to remind us where we came from and how much we have to be thankful for.

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by Anonymousreply 50November 28, 2023 2:37 PM

Guy with the cigarette is cute

by Anonymousreply 1October 26, 2023 9:00 PM

Head of table died at just ~60 in 1985. Big A?

by Anonymousreply 2October 26, 2023 9:15 PM

Someone posted in a previous thread that he died of lung cancer.

by Anonymousreply 3October 26, 2023 9:17 PM

They don’t look like . . They don’t look gay to me. They look normal.

by Anonymousreply 4October 26, 2023 9:23 PM

R4 That's how men dressed in 1963. Hats, ties, tie clips, and a pocket for your opium pipe and switchblade. And everyone fucking smoked!

by Anonymousreply 5October 26, 2023 9:27 PM

Except the photo was taken in December.

by Anonymousreply 6October 26, 2023 9:31 PM

Back in ancient times you had to take pictures with actual film which you would then drop off to be developed. These photos were developed in December.

by Anonymousreply 7October 26, 2023 9:36 PM

Not an Emory or Bernard in the bunch.

by Anonymousreply 8October 26, 2023 9:45 PM

Thankful I wasn’t alive

by Anonymousreply 9October 26, 2023 9:50 PM

^ I suspect many of those there would not want to be around now.

by Anonymousreply 10October 26, 2023 9:55 PM

I know I don't r10.

by Anonymousreply 11October 26, 2023 10:01 PM


by Anonymousreply 12October 27, 2023 6:01 AM

Is it wrong that I prefer this to be the mainstream gay life?

by Anonymousreply 13October 27, 2023 6:22 AM

I sense drama between the flirty couple on the sofa and the man in the dark sweater.

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by Anonymousreply 14October 27, 2023 6:36 AM

r13, you know gays were considered mentally ill then, right? And a lot entered into sham beard marriages, had to worry about "morals charges" etc

by Anonymousreply 15October 27, 2023 6:45 AM

I just scrolled through the series of Thanksgiving photos. The framed "artwork" on the walls is an abomination and should have burned 60 years ago - the subject matter, framing, and hanging presentation should immediately disqualify any of these guys. TURN IN YOUR GAY CARDS!!!

by Anonymousreply 16October 27, 2023 6:57 AM

Oh, shut up.

by Anonymousreply 17October 27, 2023 7:21 AM

I don't know, sometimes I miss when being Gay was being a member of a secret club ☹️

by Anonymousreply 18October 27, 2023 9:04 AM

So many stories that will never be told..😢

by Anonymousreply 19October 27, 2023 9:14 AM

Meanwhile across town Doris shares her prize winning nutloaf with her gal pals...

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by Anonymousreply 20October 27, 2023 9:15 AM

So many memories, like a Norman Rockwell painting...

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by Anonymousreply 21October 27, 2023 9:19 AM

Cuties! The two Thanksgiving hosts from OP at a party some years earlier:

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by Anonymousreply 22October 27, 2023 9:46 AM

These pictures were taken only days after JFK was killed. Where are their armbands?

by Anonymousreply 23October 27, 2023 11:26 AM

Too Soon. Please enjoy the Christmas decor at your local dollar store and come back to discuss this photo in 3 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 24October 27, 2023 11:57 AM

All the talk was about what Jackie would wear to the funeral.

by Anonymousreply 25October 27, 2023 11:22 PM

[quote] All the talk was about what Jackie would wear to the funeral.

The funeral was on Monday, three days earlier.

by Anonymousreply 26October 27, 2023 11:33 PM

[quote] All the talk was about what Jackie would wear to the funeral.

How hot JFK, Jr., was going to be when he grew up.

by Anonymousreply 27October 27, 2023 11:46 PM

[quote]R6: Except the photo was taken in December.

You mean developed in December.

by Anonymousreply 28October 28, 2023 4:06 PM


by Anonymousreply 29October 30, 2023 9:14 PM

The guy with the cigarette, later in the evening, is going to fuck the brains out of the guy in lower right corner.

by Anonymousreply 30October 30, 2023 9:20 PM

I think that's the same guy he's cuddling up to on the sofa.

by Anonymousreply 31October 30, 2023 9:26 PM

R31 I don't think so - sofa guy has a different head shape and haircut.

R20 Ah, lesbians and their plaids.

by Anonymousreply 32October 30, 2023 11:28 PM


by Anonymousreply 33November 2, 2023 6:09 AM

I've spent every single one of the last ten Thanksgivings alone, by myself.

And I don't see that changing anytime in the next ten years to be honest.

by Anonymousreply 34November 2, 2023 7:46 AM

You have us!

by Anonymousreply 35November 5, 2023 4:53 AM

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay!

by Anonymousreply 36November 5, 2023 7:48 AM

I wish men still dressed like this. So handsome and collegiate!

by Anonymousreply 37November 5, 2023 8:30 AM

I can only imagine where the two drum sticks ended up after a bunch of faggots started getting rowdy after cosplaying a “normal” holiday dinner.

I should warn Ben about this the next time we are engaged in strictly heterosexual activities.

by Anonymousreply 38November 5, 2023 8:38 AM

There was a discussion in the earlier thread about the impact of AIDS on that generation. Most of the cast members of The Boys in the Band died of it and they were about the same age as the guys in this photo. I can't help but think some of them must died in the first wave.😢

by Anonymousreply 39November 6, 2023 2:29 PM


by Anonymousreply 40November 15, 2023 4:24 AM

How did they function without a bachelorette party blowing through or a fat girl with pink hair not in attendance?

Oh, that's right. Gay men back when it was OK to be just with other gay men.

by Anonymousreply 41November 15, 2023 4:35 AM

How did people back then drink coffee with every meal? I like coffee but not with my Thanksgiving dinner.🤮

by Anonymousreply 42November 15, 2023 5:01 AM

Could someone please link to the earlier thread please?

by Anonymousreply 43November 15, 2023 6:28 AM

2019 thread

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by Anonymousreply 44November 15, 2023 7:05 AM

2022 thread

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by Anonymousreply 45November 15, 2023 7:06 AM

Dad said his boys are coming over for thanksgiving and I’m the only turkey that’s getting stuffed. He’s so crazy.

by Anonymousreply 46November 15, 2023 7:15 AM

They’re having coffee with their dessert. Later, they’ll draw names for next months Secret Closeted Santa.

by Anonymousreply 47November 16, 2023 9:14 AM

bumpity bump

by Anonymousreply 48November 19, 2023 2:50 AM

Do you think any of them received a Midnight Cowboy for Christmas? 🤠

by Anonymousreply 49November 19, 2023 3:51 AM

60 years ago today

by Anonymousreply 50November 28, 2023 2:37 PM
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