So we can celebrate virtually, 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.
Trafalgar Square, London
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What makes this photo special to you?
“This was from the summer of 1972, when the first ever Pride in the United Kingdom was held. That’s me in middle, aged 23. My mother gave me the sheet and I raided the garden shed for poles and paint. It was a thrilling day.”