The world reacts to the death of Prince Philip. The story of John Lempriere Irvine is a slice of history that serves as a reminder that the Central Victorian city of Bendigo has come a long way in terms of tolerance and acceptance of the gay community. If not for the research of local Bendigo historian Wayne Murdoch, the story of an hate crime perpetrated on Mr Irvine may have stayed hidden. He was the captain of the Sandhurst Rowing Club and was involved in many clubs and committees. At the time, same sex relationships could carry a year jail sentence — laws that were only changed in Victoria in Criminal cases in queer history are poorly documented and hard to come by in Australia.
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Hidden in the Open is photo essay and collection of African-American gay male couples throughout history going as far back as the 19th century. The end result is speculative at best for want in applying a label. Not every gesture articulated between men was an indication of male to male intimacies. Assuredly, what all photographs in this book have in common are signs of Afro American male affection and love that were recorded for posterity without fear and shame. Many of the photos are in black and white. As you contextualize each photo with the time and era that they were taken, you see that these men faced possible racial violence. The affection in many of the photos are subtle and even in some cases, hard to see.
It's every woman's fear: you meet a man, fall in love, then years later discover he was actually gay all along. Nobody knows that fear better than the following famous faces, whose relationships quickly went from passion to scandal, all while giving new meaning to the term "blind love. Liza Minnelli was married for six years to Australian singer Peter Allen, whom she allegedly caught in bed with another man on their wedding night and who was rumored to have had an affair with Judy Garland's fourth husband, Mark Herron. Gossip aside, Minnelli admitted to The Advocate in that she initially had no idea Allen was actually gay.
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