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#MyPrideLooksLike: Share Photos of Your LGBTQ+ Life Over the Decades

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Pleasure Bynight, Shane Zaldivar and Donna Personna (L to R) pose in front of San Francisco City Hall ahead of the 2018 play 'The Compton's Cafeteria Riot,' which commemorates the historic LGBTQ+ uprising against police brutality. (Mike Seely)

As we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s diversity and resilience with our Pride as Protest story series, we want to hear from you, our readers. 

We’re looking for photos of LGBTQ+ life over the decades—celebrations, protests, get-togethers with loved ones, cultural happenings and all the ways you express yourself. We welcome you to post your images to Twitter, Instagram or KQED Arts’ Facebook page with the hashtag #MyPrideLooksLike. Don’t forget to include a note about who’s in the photo, and when and where it was taken, if you can remember. We’ll be collecting photos and reposting highlights to social media and our website.

“#MyPrideLooksLike getting to explore California with the person I love.” — Ryan Levi

Ryan Levi and Fares Akremi kayak on Lake Tahoe Labor Day weekend 2017.
Ryan Levi and Fares Akremi kayak on Lake Tahoe Labor Day weekend 2017. (Fares Akremi)

If you’d prefer to send an image directly to us instead, here’s how:

  • Text your photo to our private KQED Arts hotline at (510) 853-9328
  • Or you can email your submission to artskqed@gmail.com.

Privacy Notice: KQED is gathering these photos for our reporting and will not share your information with third parties. Your contact information will not be published, but we may contact you to expand your response into an audio segment or story. We may also feature your reflections on KQED’s website, social media or air.


By posting and sharing a photo, you agree that you have the right and permission necessary to post the picture (e.g., that you own the copyright in the photo and that you have everyone’s consent in the photo to post it). You agree that KQED may publish the picture on our website, social media pages or in other media and that you will hold KQED harmless from any claims and expenses (including legal costs) arising from the use of the photo and/or your failure to comply with the rules set out in this disclaimer.

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