Be Part of Autostraddle’s 2019 Pride Gallery

Bringing back our Queer IRL series for Trans Day of Visibility was such a success we’ve decided to keep the excitement going by putting together a community gallery for Pride! This year’s Pride month is an extra special one because it’s the 50th anniversary of Stonewall — and, of course, because it’s as vital as ever for us to assemble and be visible and stand and shout together as we march through the streets declaring our presence and pleasure at being part of the LGBTQ+ community.


1. Send 1-2 high quality photos of you at any Pride you’ve attended and want to highlight to me at [email protected] with the subject AUTOSTRADDLE PRIDE GALLERY. Copy/paste this mini form into your email and fill in the blanks with your info!


Include a short paragraph explaining what we need to know about this Pride, like who’s with you and why it was special to you and why it makes you proud to share it.

Your email should look like this:

Santana Lopez / Lima, Ohio / 2016

My wife, Brittney, and I had been celebrating Pride by banging our drums in NYC’s Dyke March every year since we got married, but this was the year we returned to our hometown to join Lima’s very first Pride parade. (Official first Pride parade, I should say; every day of my life at McKinley High was some kind of Pride Parade or another. What makes this photo extra special is we didn’t know Brittney was pregnant with our daughter, Quinn Pierce-Lopez, at the time. Also, I just look extra hot.

Please keep your submission to 1-2 images only, and from only one celebration. I know it’s hard to pick just one event, and maybe even harder to choose just one photo, but it’s important! Thank you for understanding!

I reserve the right to edit your sentence/s for length or spelling errors. Your photo will appear in a full screen gallery on — the main site, not A+ — and might be used on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr) to promote the gallery. If you don’t want your photo to appear on social media, please make a note of that with your submission. You reserve full rights to your photo.

Deadline: May 24, 2019


1. What is Pride?
Pride is a gathering in a city or a town where LGBTQ people assemble and host parades and dance and wear flags representing their identities and occasionally day-drink and just celebrate the fuck out of being who we are.

2. What is a queer person for the purposes of this post?
Queer people are lesbians, bisexuals, queer and otherwise-identified women, trans and non-binary folks.

3. What if there were straight people at my Pride and therefore in my photo?
Listen, straight people are everywhere, and trying to keep them out of photos is like herding cats. I understand. Don’t worry if your photo includes one or more straight people, as long as it also has some queers!

4. How sexy can we get here? Also tell me about your nudity policy.
We shan’t show nipples, genitalia, or simulated or actual sex. Sex toys or nude art are totally permitted.

5. Wow, this is so cool; I wish there was a way y’all could make some money off of it!
Well, friend, thank you! And guess what: HBO is sponsoring this gallery to celebrate Gentleman Jack! So, in fact, we are making money off it, which will help us to continue to survive in this dire media landscape.

Leave your questions in the comments!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Heather has written 1718 articles for us.


  1. i would like to add to the faq: what if my ex is in all of my pride photos

  2. HBO is sponsoring this gallery to celebrate Gentleman Jack? Thank you for this, HBO.

  3. “Santana Lopez / Lima, Ohio / 2016

    My wife, Brittney, and I had been celebrating Pride by banging our drums in NYC’s Dyke March every year since we got married, but this was the year we returned to our hometown to join Lima’s very first Pride parade.”

    Did not realize I still apparently needed Glee fanfiction in my life and yet here we are

      • Very happy to add them to Boobs Tube starting this week! And we have an amazing piece coming from Queer Girl tomorrow and probably more!

  4. So I was all excited to make a collage of my pride experiences in various cities, but now I’ll have to choose just one. Minneapolis?? Chicago?? Madison?? Such a tough choice!

  5. This makes me wish I had any good Pride pics! The only one I have is me looking derpy, eating rainbow kettle corn in the car as we were leaving.

  6. I’m a baby queer and also a shy person, so I’ve never been to Pride. Guess I’m left out again. 😄

    • but clara i am almost jealous, you still have your first Pride ahead of you, AND IT’S GONNA BE AMAZING

  7. Heather!! What if I submit two photos of me and the same person (a gay dude) at the same pride event in 2004 and 2018? Because the passage of time etc?

  8. I love that submitting a picture of me wearing a rainbow lei will help AutoStraddle make money!

  9. Since I’m pretty sure all my photos from the one actual Pride I attended also contain my ex, would it count to send a photo of me at the unveiling of our little local rainbow crosswalk instead??

  10. I am very happy to see this post and interested to find another good post in the coming days. Thanks

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