Friday, November 23, 2012
[Australia] - 1920s Gay Family - A Meme that isn't what it Seems
"First gay granted legal rights to adopt chilren, Hollow Falls, VA late 1920's"
When I first saw this on the net I was excited but skeptical. And indeed a little bit of digging revealed two things.
(a) This image and caption was spreading quickly and people were taking it at face value; and
(b) This image and caption have been totally made up!
Whilst it is a really nice photo, it is not a gay couple, not from the US and it is not about adoption. It is actually sourced from Australia See HERE.
So, I can enjoy the photo for what it is now, knowing what it isn't.