My First Pride Story

The first time I went to pride I was 18 years old. My parents weren’t on board with my sexuality at the time so I lied and said I was visiting a friend that day. The entire time I was in a state of panic and was avoiding all cameras I could. In spite of that I still had a lovely time, met a lot of wonderful people. It was one of my first steps to being comfortable in my skin and with my sexuality.