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Pride Diaries

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A once-in-a-lifetime celebration, WorldPride 2019 commemorated the 50th anniversary of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, which began with the Stonewall Uprising here in New York City. Millions of people from across the globe visited the five boroughs for marches, festivals and parties.

For this special occasion, nycgo commissioned a group of NYC photographers to give us a glimpse into their WorldPride experience. Some marched, some danced, some performed and some even went to the beach. Their photo diaries create a collective pictorial tapestry of the unique spirit of NYC Pride, and show how different members of the LGBTQ+ community participated in this landmark event.

Res

Res

Brooklyn-based queer photographer Res shot intimate portraits at some of Pride’s biggest events.

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Lia Clay Miller

Lia Clay Miller

In joining the Queer Liberation March, Miller supported her trans community and documented the NYC activist spirit.

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Tommy Kha

Tommy Kha

The photographer used his experience as a queer Asian as a filter, chronicling the day from the perspective of friends and newcomers.

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Jeanette Spicer

Jeanette Spicer

NYC Pride helped shape Spicer’s life, and she brought that experience to her work for WorldPride 2019.

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Yael Malka

Yael Malka

The spirit of Pride extends to the beaches of the Rockaways, as Malka’s images show.

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Texas Isaiah

Texas Isaiah

The photographer captures images that demonstrate a personal connection with his subjects.

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Matthew Papa

Matthew Papa

Papa threw a party for Pride and turned the camera on his guests—and himself.

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Max Mauro

Max Mauro

Mauro, a performer himself, captured his Pride experience at drag shows in Brooklyn and Queens.

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