Love is love, and that’s how it has been since man’s dawn. In the past, however, navigating social dynamics was much more difficult than it is today. Same-sex relationships were seen as a sin, repressed through law enforcement and judicial mechanisms, and even condemned with death penalties. Fortunately, we are now living in a time when gay and lesbian couples can legally marry. And to celebrate the increased well-being within these communities, a former priest named Nathan Monk has compiled a series of vintage pictures showing how same-sex couples looked back in the day.