Photographes - Olivier Metzger - Portraits Olivier Metzger26 / 26 - Portraits Olivier MetzgerJIM NAUGHTENlesbian a la mode.Happy birthday to my most favorite girl! She’s my complete opposite and I’d be completely lost without her. Favorite, I love you beyond words. Someday, you will find someone, who won’t sigh at words like commitment, and whose jaw won’t clench, when you ask them to stay. Someday, you will spit out the word ‘love’ so often, that it will follow water down the drain and into the earth, and you’ll see your work shining on the pavement. Someday, you will be able to make your rent, and still have a few bucks left over to waste on this month’s boyfriend; waste it on yourself. Someday, you will believe in something so deeply, that it alone will be enough to make your feet touch the hardwood floor every morning. Someday, you’ll laugh at all the moments, which at the time, made you feel as if there was nothing to live for, the moments where tomorrow’s chances of occurring, seemed slim to none. Someday, the thoughts that lied in between your hair and the pillow sheets will finally reach your reality.
Nicholas HughesEpic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladiesclick here for more posts from “the herstory issue” // “the way we were” I really threw myself into Herstory Month, in June, eating every accessible herstory archive on the internet and spending hours in the library, accumulating massive stacks of borrowed books which I stored at the foot of my bed. My girlfriend was not a big fan of the stacks of books at the foot of the bed. I was looking for words but eventually, also, for pictures. So I started collecting them. Four quick disclaimers: 1) Obviously it’s impossible to verify the sexual orientation of some of the subjects of earlier photos I found on tumblr, the pre-1920s photos especially. I’d also like to thank the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco for their permission using photos from their collection here. 150 Years of Lady-Loving-Ladies In The U.S. 1850s Charlotte Cushman and Matilda Hays 1880s sculptor Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis 1890s photo by alice austen via flickr.com/photos/sshreeves via chloeandolivia.wordpress.com 1900s 1910s