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.
Related: Pride in Pictures: Finding community
What makes this photo special to you?
“Our first march was in 1978, and 300 people were there. This was my not-my-first Pride March in Atlanta, Georgia in 2015 (in fact, it was my 37th.) This upcoming October, we will be attending our 42nd Pride march.
“As of April 28, 2020, I am a 37 year survivor of HIV/AIDS – I believe that I’m the longest living person with either.”