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.
Long Beach, California
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What makes this photo special to you?
“This was me at my first pride in Long Beach, California, in 1988. I’m the blonde in the middle with green top, the man to my right is named Henny, and the dark haired girl was my partner/girlfriend at that time – Dawn. Here we’re sitting out by the RMS Queen Mary, permanently anchored there. We were watching a concert and having a blast.”