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Pride in Pictures: Finding faith in unexpected places

Pride in Pictures, Grocery Store Display
Photo: Robin Elliot

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.

Related: Pride in Pictures: Pride during some very dark times


Robin Elliott


South Portland, Maine, 2020

What makes this photo special to you?

I had gone to pick up groceries for the week at my little local grocery store. It was about four months in to the pandemic, and the Pride festival had just been cancelled. Everything seemed so grim, and the airways were just full of Trump Trump Trump. It felt like despair and hate was everywhere we turned.

And then I stepped into the produce section to find that the workers there had made the display into a rainbow, with a handmade Pride sign. I was totally in tears to see this show of support to the LGBTQ community, put together with such loving care. I knew then that in the end we were going to be ok. Shout out to the little Hannaford at Millcreek in South Portland, Maine for giving me back my faith in humanity and supporting the LGBTQ community in such a kind way.

Pride in Pictures, Grocery Store Display
Robin Elliot

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