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.
Diana Granja and Andrea Oidor
What makes this photo special to you?
“This is a picture of my first Pride March in Colombia, from last year. This was a special moment for me because days before, someone told my parents that I was dating a girl. Existing at home wasn’t good, but in this moment, with all those people and my girlfriend, I felt accompanied, strong, funny and free. I was happy.
“To this day, things at home continue to be the same, and it is difficult to see my girlfriend – but I want everyone to know that they are not alone, and to continue fighting to find the same freedom, fun and company that I found during my first Pride.”