For our second annual Pride in Pictures, LGBTQ Nation asked readers to submit a meaningful photo of themselves at Pride.
We have absolutely loved seeing your joy, your glitter, your fabulous outfits, and of course, your pride. Now, we’re spending the summer sharing some of our favorite photos and stories with all of you.
Portland, Me, 1987
What makes this photo special to you?
This is my partner and I holding the flags in the first Gay Pride Parade in Portland, Me. I am on the far right and he is next to me in the middle. We met earlier that year and are still together 34 years later. This was on the front page of the Portland Press Herald the next day. If no one knew I was gay before, they certainly did then.