This image, however, was not taken in New York City but in Washington, DC, as evidenced by the Washington Monument seen in the background. The photo depicts the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Equal Rights, which exemplifies the fight for LGB liberation. Estimates suggest that there were approximately 300,000 people at this march, though that number is argued by different sources. Some people believe there was anywhere from 500,000 to 1,000,000 people at the march.
There are a lot of differences between what the picture depicts and what people think of the LGBT+ community now. For example, look at how young or old the people look. What do you notice about their ages? How does this compare to the LGBT+ community today? Would Ken Regan’s photograph be similar or different to photos of an LGBT+ march today? Another important detail to look at is the race of the people in the photo. Being LGBT+ is something people of every race and ethnicity experience. How does the photo relate to the “American Dream?” Is everyone free and living the dream?