new york young people talk love and acceptance at pride

Stef Mitchell hit the West Village to capture the city's most electric youth at New York Pride, straight up.

by i-D Staff
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29 June 2015, 8:00pm

Name: Eric D. Staten Jr.
Age: 16
Why are you excited about Pride? I'm most excited about all the young gay kids being able to express themselves

Name: Kevin "Slim" Reid
Why are you excited about Pride? Because it's my life we're talking about! 

Name: Meshi Kareh
Why are you excited about Pride? Because it's my favorite holiday! 

Name: James Coleman
Why are you excited about Pride? I'm excited about Pride because I came out to my mom in October and this is my first Pride. I've never felt so good in my life.

Name: Uniquah Oakes
Why are you excited about Pride? I'm excited because I can express myself freely without being judged

Name: Keziah Hall
Why are you excited about Pride? I can be myself :)

Name: Daniel Oscar Horner
Why are you excited about Pride? Having marriage legalized across the country, we are finally no longer second class citizens and that's awesome.

Name: Tasheem Hill
Age: 17
Rainbow is… The new me

Name: Kaelin Infante
Why are you excited about Pride? Because I'm a free spirit!

Name: Michael Gessow
Age: 21
Why are you excited about Pride? Because I'm having fun, I got to take off work, and I'm heading to the Pier tonight to celebrate! 

Name: Ashleigh Lyons
Age: 16
Why are you excited about Pride? Because ALL 50 STATES!

Name: Josiah Ortiz
Why are you excited about Pride? Because love is finally equal. 

Name: D.A. West 
Why are you excited about Pride? Liberty comes in stages but this year is a BIG step! 

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