What We Loved This Week, Jan. 15 – 21

Published January 20, 2017

Pioneering Photographs Of Gay Life In The 1960s

Anthony Friedkin Gay Essay Parade

Anthony Friedkin/TIMEGay Liberation Parade, Hollywood, 1972.

“In The Gay Essay I wanted to celebrate the gays that were living openly,” said photographer Anthony Friedkin, referring to his first project. “It upset me tremendously to see the ways gays were being treated. I had friends that got beat up in bars. I was furious about it. Even now, when I look through the book, it gets very emotional for me.”

Friedkin’s goal in The Gay Essay was to deepen the representation of gay people by helping the world move past the stereotypes, which is why he began documenting gay culture in Los Angeles and San Francisco between 1969 and 1972. See more of Friedkin’s historic work at TIME.

Anthony Friedkin Gay Essay Church

Anthony Friedkin/TIMEThe Reverend Troy Perry, a gay activist, in his burnt down church, Los Angeles, 1973.

Anthony Friedkin Gay Essay Hustlers

Anthony Friedkin/TIMEHustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood, 1971.

The 5 Most Disastrous Presidential Inaugurations In U.S. History

Lincoln Inauguration Crowd

Alexander Gardner/Library of CongressPresident Lincoln (center, standing, to the left of white table) delivers his inaugural address on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1865.

With Donald Trump’s inauguration on the country’s mind, it’s worth looking back at some past iterations of the momentous event that didn’t work out so well. Believe it or not, despite copious preparations, security, and the like, U.S. presidential inaugurations have run into more than their fare share of problems.

Besieged by everything from drunkenness to pranks, these are the five most disastrous presidential inaugurations in U.S. history.

W Sign Podium

Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident George W. Bush flashes the “W” sign for his middle name “Walker” as he greets supporters at the Marriott Wardman Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC, 20 January 2001.

Washington Second Crowd

Jean Leon Gerome Ferris/Library of Congres via Wikimedia CommonsOil painting of George Washington’s second inauguration in Philadelphia on March 4, 1793.

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