Hello, dear queers! It’s June 11, can you even believe? When your intrepid Autostraddle editors were thinking about Pride, and what we’ve missed this past year, we all landed on one certain thing: SEEING OUR COMMUNITY. Which is to say: seeing you!
This year Pride feels strange, to say the least, and we’re working to bring you the most honest rendering of this month we possibly can. One of the things we really wanted to highlight? You, being you. So that’s what we’re asking for. Please send a photo of yourself to be featured in our Autostraddle Pride 2021 reader gallery, which will publish at the end of this month. It doesn’t have to be fancy; it doesn’t have to be filled with rainbows. We just want to see you, right now, as you are, taking up space, being here, being queer, existing.
Incase you needed some inspiration, here are some photos from our staff members that fit the vibe of this gallery perfectly:
Okay, let’s make a Pride 2021 Gallery!
Gallery Theme: Pride 2021
1. Take a nice picture of yourself. That’s it! You’re you! You exist! Here’s a photo.
Photos should be between 1024-3024 pixels wide so they’ll look nice on a full screen. Please don’t send anything smaller than 1024 pixels wide.
2. Send your picture and info to me at vanessa@with the subject PRIDE 2021 GALLERY. Copy/paste this mini form into your email and fill in the blanks with your info!
NAME / PRONOUNS* / AGE* / PHOTO’S LOCATION
Details*: Tell me a bit about where you’re at, what you’re feeling, how Pride lands for you this year, etc.
*Optional but cool.
I reserve the right to edit your sentence/s for length or spelling errors. Your photo will appear in a full screen gallery onand might be used on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) 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. Photos will not be used to promote anything other than this exact gallery, and will not be used in any other future post.
Deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021
1. What is Pride?
Honestly, fuck if I know. What I know is that for Autostraddle’s Queer IRL 2021 Pride Gallery, I want to see you, right now. Existing.
2. What is a queer person?
3. Do you want us to be in the photo?
I do, yes! You gotta be in the photo because that is indeed the point!
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.
Deadline: June 21, 2020
Leave your questions in the comments! Happy Pride, I’m so looking forward to seeing you in this gallery.