GAY BLACK HISTORY: Historian Trent Kelley & His 19th Century LGBT Photo Collection.
While looking for ideas for today’s post I ran across historian, collector Trent Kelley and his amazing photo collection from centuries past.
“I want the black gay community to see the pictures, men in particular, to know they have a history to be proud of,” he said in an interview with No More Downlow. “We have a history to be proud of, a past to be proud of. Those who came before us stood their ground and wanted to record their unions, their relationships with one another …they empower future generations.”
So many different photos from times of war, slavery, and even times following up to 1930’s, the immaculate collection Trent Kelley has built over his lifetime left me speechless.