“Gentlemen, Your Photos Are Ready”

Mysterious photos of a gay wedding in 1957.

A few months ago, while researching an article about Pete Buttigieg, I stumbled upon an intriguing essay about a gay wedding that took place over half a century earlier. It was one of those perfect stories with a little bit of everything: mystery, forbidden love, and handsome men in gorgeous period clothing

Back in 1957 a man dropped off a roll of film at a photo developer’s shop in Philadelphia. The…



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