PHOTOS: Check Out The Winning Pride Photo In The GayCities Challenge

66GayCities members submitted over 600 Pride photos this year in the #EqualityInColor photo challenge. But it wasn’t just about quantity. The quality made it hard for the judges to choose the winner for a grand prize: NYE Las Vegas vacation. After much ado, Blake Britton’s photo “Still a long way to go”(right) took the prize. 

The story behind the picture is a true tale of Pride. While at the Rocket City event in Huntsville, AL, the snap of a camera gave Blake clarity. He realized “we really do have a long way to go for acceptance in this world.” And the photo was born.

The avid trekkie, trumpet player and self-proclaimed ginger bear was  married on July 25th in Toronto, and is bringing along his husband Richard for what will be his Las Vegas honeymoon.

See the #EqulityInColor greats in the GayCities gallery of the judge’s favorites

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