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.
Ethan Trinh (they/them)
Downtown Atlanta, Georgia
What makes this photo special to you?
“I’m a graduate student at Georgia State University, and this was my first pride since I immigrated to the U.S. with fellow Asian/Asian-American Queer community in the Deep South. This picture came just after a rain. I am the one who has blue hair on the very right hand side of the photo.
“I’d also like to share to others, be who you are are. Find your community. They are there for you.”