This month, PAPER asks 7 LGBT influencers and creatives to share their stories of all things Pride. From coming out to first kisses, from feeling included to a wild night out, our cast shares it all. Just like the LGBT flag, the memories that unfold are colorful and beautiful, representing an array of experiences and perspectives.


Fashion and music have always had a symbiotic relationship, which is why it's not surprise that Chromat designer Becca McCharen-Tran and Discwoman co-founder Christine McCharen-Tran found such fast love. The married couple have a well-documented history of supporting New York City's minority groups—spanning sexuality, race, disability, and more. Whether its Christine with her collective of female-identifying DJs or Becca with the casting of her runway shows, the two are committed to shining a spotlight on diverse talent.

Here, shot entirely on Google's Pixel phone, the two talk about splashing around in Washington Square Park after the Dyke March, finding safety in the Pride flag, and how feminism and LGBT activism are inextricably linked.