So we can celebrate virtually, LGBTQ Nation asked our readers to share a photo with us from the first time they went to Pride. Submissions poured in from around the world, spanning every year from 1970 to 2019.
We’ve selected 30 of our favorite photos and stories so we can celebrate with a Pride In Pictures special series and we’ll be sharing them with you every day this month.
San Francisco, California
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What makes this photo special to you?
“This past summer was my first Pride Summer. In one picture, I’m wearing my dad’s old football jersey from high school. To me, that was special. The next day, the last of my Pride Summer, I was just genuinely excited to see my favorite Tim Burton characters – not only come to life, but wearing pride colors.”