Pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI+) people as a social group.
Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements.
Pride celebrations are a pivotal moment of the year to help everyone
shine brighter. True to it’s roots it’s still a catalyst for positive change.
For those that are still shrouded in insecurity, anxiety and the shackles of heteronormative society, it’s a beacon of hope and a reminder that you are never alone.
So, as the world shutdown, and pride celebrations across the globe cancelled, we were determined to keep it's spirit alive in these dark times.
Drag Performers, often the pillars of the LGBTQI+ community were some of the worst affected by the sudden and ongoing closure of the nightclub industry.
Shot during Pride month amidst the lockdown, we captured the portraits of these performers to remind the world they are 'Still Here, Still Queer and Still fabulous.'