One of the most disturbing aspects of post-modern homophobia is that it has placed so many restrictions on how men are supposed to interact. I love coming across photos from my parents' and grandparents' generations, when men could still openly express love and affection without everyone snickering, "Does that mean they are gay?"
Of course, I would like to think these fellows are gay, because they look so happy and sweet, and one hungers for simple romantic images in a world where media focus on exploitative ones. Whatever these happy fellows did at home, it's good to remember that once upon a time, men could unashamedly embrace other men in public, and important to work towards the day when they can do so again.
Vintage photo after the jump.