My First Pride Story

my first experience was pretty wonderful. although i was still deep in the closet and went with my dad, just being in the same space as other empowering queer people was enough to bring me to tears. the first time is always terrifying, but everyone was so wonderful and accepting. the atmosphere was so positive. seeing people being out and proud inspired me so much! ever since that, i’ve been out as a proud, queer non-binary person. going to pride was the greatest thing i had ever done. it helped me find myself and so many amazing people to connect with. i’m so thankful that our city endorses such a wonderful thing.