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Early in 2018, Metrosource set out on a mission: To celebrate positivity in the LGBTQ community through creativity. The result was a contest that drew over 100 submissions from artists interpreting what “Reclaiming My Pride” meant to them. Inspired by the indomitable spirit of Maxine Waters’ “Reclaiming My Time,” the work we gathered illustrated bravery and vulnerability, highlighting both our diversity and our unity. This culminated in an extraordinary evening during NYC Pride Week when we announced the winner and celebrated with some of the finalists whose work is linked to below.
We want to offer special thanks to all of our partners in this endeavor – especially One World Observatory, who lifted us to new heights; Red Bull, who helped give us wings; and our charity beneficiary, The Ali Forney Center, whose work with homeless LGBTQ youth we are honored to support. If you like what you see here, we encourage you to sign up for our MetroEspresso newsletter at metrosource.com/subscribe, as — in the coming months — we’ll be sharing exclusive video about what inspired these artists and looking forward to next year’s event, which will coincide with World Pride 2019 and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. —Paul Hagen
Visit this page, metrosource.com/reclaimingmypride for regular updates.
Congratulations to David Jester on his Home!
Learn more: Reclaiming My Pride – Announcing the Winner