Community Portraits

Stand Proud is a celebration showcasing diverse perspectives on what it means to be LGTBQIA+. It is a statement of representation, resilience, resistance, and acceptance speaking to creating a more representative and inclusive community for all.

Josh Quinn Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
 Kristian Balgobin Richard Brookshire Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Danielle Nelson Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Lola Flash Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Hao-Chun Chang Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Siobhán Hanlon Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Eric Rutherford Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Maria Stiller Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Sizzy Rocket Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Eli Schwartzman Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Clinton Nguyen Keith Taillon Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Ashley Gonzales Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Ivan Villegas Ty Trippet Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Dianna McDougall Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Terri Lynn Martin Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Chris Laine Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Brian Chew Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Brett Solow Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Christopher Chiou Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
James La Marre Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Ludi Leiva Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Stephen Winter Blaine Hopkins Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Chris Batista Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Cat Dunn Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
David Replogle Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Lilyana Brodrick Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Ryan Clark Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Will Nielsen Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Emily Doherty Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Zachary Morris Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
John Yates Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Rachel Hartendorp Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Graham Wetzbarger Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Nunny Reyes Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Jose Paz Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Javier Rosero Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Ryan Brenner Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Linda Hassan Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
John MacConnell Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Satu Pelkonen Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Nicholas Schroder Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Nichole Acosta Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Jungyun Moon Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
DJ Davids Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Alex Vanderheyden Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Drew Rapp Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
James Miille Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Joshua Machiz Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Kyle O'Donnell Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Michelle Pastor Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Calvin Scott Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Omar Abboud Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Owen Christoph Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Brandon Ferioli Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Ari Kintisch Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Hugh McIntyre Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Kristopher Gibbons Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Matt Ford Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Kyle Heiner Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Douglas Jimenez Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride
Josh Quinn Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Josh Quinn

What does Pride mean to you?
Big love.

 Kristian Balgobin Richard Brookshire Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Kristian Balgobin & Richard Brookshire

What does Pride mean to you?
Kristian:
Loving yourself and others.
Richard:
Pride is freedom, and there's nothing more
urgent than freedom.

Danielle Nelson Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Danielle Nelson

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride is a protest. It is freedom. It is love.

Lola Flash Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Lola Flash

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride is a celebration, a time to feel proud that we've made it this far and a time to remember that we have a long, long way to go!

Hao-Chun Chang Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Hao-Chun Chang

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride means not having to think of or regard one's sexuality or gender when it comes to the pursuit of happiness.

Siobhán Hanlon Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Siobhán Hanlon

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride for me has been accepting myself and celebrating
our beautiful community.

Eric Rutherford Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Eric Rutherford

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride means walking fearlessly in this world, owning ALL of the beautiful
colors of your authentic self and sharing the power of
love to one another.

Maria Stiller Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Maria Stiller

What does Pride mean to you?
It means learning to love yourself. Even when so many parts of living make you wonder if you were born with some malfunction. Pride is choosing to see yourself in all your strengths and flaws. And when you actually do this, choosing to love what you see.

Sizzy Rocket Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Sizzy Rocket

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride means being brave enough to be your true self no matter what!

Eli Schwartzman Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Eli Schwartzman

What does Pride mean to you?
Everything.

Clinton Nguyen Keith Taillon Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Clinton Nguyen & Keith  Taillon

What does Pride mean to you?
Clinton: Pride is acceptance – first among you, then by your community – that you deserve to live authentically, however you choose to identify. Pride is also a deep form of courage – to defy the norm, to change the norm, and to bend the arc of history toward love.
Keith: Pride to me means understanding, love, and acceptance. It means freedom to be myself and gratitude to all those who fought to pave the way for me to live as out and free as I do today.

Ashley Gonzales Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Ashley Gonzales

What does Pride mean to you?
Freedom.

Ivan Villegas Ty Trippet Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Ivan Villegas & Ty Trippet

Dianna McDougall Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Dianna McDougall

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride is self-acceptance. Pride is a party. Pride is pretty
girls who hold my hand.

Terri Lynn Martin Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Terri Lynn Martin

What does Pride mean to you?
Being me. Doing me. Traveling, loving, struggling, laughing, bitching or moaning unapologetically with panache! Never worrying
about what anyone thinks!

Chris Laine Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Chris Laine

What does Pride mean to you?
Living your truth fully despite external influence or reactions.

Brian Chew Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Brian Chew

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride always reminds me of how far we've come, but also how much farther we have to go.

Brett Solow Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Brett Solow

What does Pride mean to you?
Freedom for me to be me!

Christopher Chiou Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Christopher Chiou

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride means being your authentic self and standing for others who cannot themselves.

James La Marre Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

James La Marre

What does Pride mean to you?
Being unabashedly queer.

Ludi Leiva Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Ludi Leiva

What does Pride mean to you?
The freedom to exist and move through the world authentically, unapologetically, and compassionately.

Stephen Winter Blaine Hopkins Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Stephen Winter & Blaine Hopkins

What does Pride means to you?
Stephen:
Pride means only answering the questions you like.
Blaine: You are the prequel to the future.

Chris Batista Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Chris Batista

What does Pride mean to you?
Inclusivity and acceptance with who you are.

Cat Dunn Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Cat Dunn

What does Pride mean to you?
Being my most unfiltered self to a community that fully embraces me.

David Replogle Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

David Replogle

What does Pride mean to you?
No fear.

Lilyana Brodrick Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Lilyana Brodrick

What does Pride mean to you?
"The Promise of <3"
– The Future

Ryan Clark Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Ryan Clark

What does Pride mean to you?
Letting my freak rainbow flag fly.

Will Nielsen Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Will Nielsen

What does Pride mean to you?
The protest of the future.

Emily Doherty Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Emily Doherty

What does Pride mean to you?
Never stopping the fight to be who you are!

Zachary Morris Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Zachary Morris

What does Pride mean to you?
Being the magical bitch that I am.

John Yates Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

John Yates

What does Pride mean to you?
There are really only two dates on the gay calendar:
Halloween and Pride.

Rachel Hartendorp Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Rachel Hartendorp

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride means having love and compassion for all. It means showing support for all humans and all stories so that we all feel seen, heard, and valued.

Graham Wetzbarger Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Graham Wetzbarger

What does Pride means to you?
To me, the pride flag emotes all the spirit, joy, and vitality
of our community!

Nunny Reyes Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Nunny Reyes

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride means advocating for equality.

Jose Paz Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Jose Paz

What does Pride mean to you?
The freedom to be my whole self anywhere I go. And being an ally to the rest of the LGBTQIA+/POC communities.

Javier Rosero Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Javier Rosero

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride to me has always been the freedom to express myself in any way I choose. Sexuality, clothing, emotions, aspirations. I hope I can always take pride in everything I do and have no regrets because of fear.

Ryan Brenner Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Ryan Brenner

What does Pride mean to you?
Being myself around family, friends and strangers without caring who hates or looks down on it.

Linda Hassan Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Linda Hassan

What does Pride mean to you?
Celebrating and loving our fabulousness!

John MacConnell Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

John MacConnell

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride reminds me of my freedom to express myself.

Satu Pelkonen Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Satu Pelkonen

What does Pride means to you?
I can unapologetically be myself!

Nicholas Schroder Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Nicholas Schroder

What does Pride mean to you?
Constant discovery.

Nichole Acosta Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Nichole Acosta

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride is a celebration of progress and the right to be yourself, however fabulous that may be.

Jungyun Moon Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Jungyun Moon

What does Pride mean to you?
Love is love.

DJ Davids Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

DJ Davids

What does Pride mean to you?
Celebrating battles well fought.

Alex Vanderheyden Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Alex Vanderheyden

What does Pride mean to you?
Being who I am, not being afraid.

Drew Rapp Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Drew Rapp

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride to me is feeling comfortable and confident being my true self at work.

James Miille Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

James Miille

What does Pride mean to you?
Reaching more than just acceptance or tolerance – pride is fully embracing everything that makes you, you.

Joshua Machiz Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Joshua Machiz

What does Pride mean to you?
The celebration of love and acceptance of all the colors
of our united rainbow.

Kyle O'Donnell Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Kyle O'Donnell

What does Pride mean to you?
Authenticity.

Michelle Pastor Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Michelle Pastor

What does Pride mean to you?
The confidence and security that I can be unapologetically myself.

Calvin Scott Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Calvin Scott

What does Pride mean to you?
Freedom to be me.

Omar Abboud Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Omar Abboud

What does Pride mean to you?
Radical love.

Owen Christoph Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Owen Christoph

What does Pride mean to you?
Corporate greed. But free drinks.

Brandon Ferioli Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Brandon Ferioli

What does Pride mean to you?
Paying forward all the love, positivity, and hard work that has afforded me such an accepting journey in the community and in the world.

Ari Kintisch Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Ari Kintisch

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride to me means loving myself wholly, completely, radically.

Hugh McIntyre Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Hugh McIntyre

Kristopher Gibbons Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Kristopher Gibbons

What does Pride mean to you?
It's about celebrating those who paved the way, cherishing loved ones around us and educating our communities.

Matt Ford Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Matt Ford

What does Pride mean to you?
Pride for me means celebrating authenticity of being your true self openly and paying homage to the queer people before us who paved the way. We've come a long way, but the fight is never over.

Kyle Heiner Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Kyle Heiner

What does Pride mean to you?
Finally
loving myself unabashedly, loudly, and with my people.

Douglas Jimenez Community Portrait - Squarespace Pride

Douglas Jimenez

What does Pride mean to you?
To me, Pride means I don't need permission to be myself.