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Boston Pride

Keiko Hiromi | United States

June 10, 2017, Boston, Massachusetts: Brooke Lexus Hearington putting on make up for the Boston Pride at her mother's apartment in Boston around 6:30am. Pride is set to start at noon. Brooke wakes up and wakes her mother Cheryl (seen in the photo) up around 5am. Thousands march on 47th annual Pride Parade in Boston.

Brooke Lexus Hearington was born as Brendon William Hearington on January 28, 1988.
Brendon came out as a gay boy at age 16. At age 18, Breandon told him grandmother " I am a guy who wants to be a girl".
Brooke started transitioning from male to female on April 14th 2014.

On June 10, 2017, Brooke wakes up 5:45 am. Pride is set to strat at noon. Brooke is too excited to stay in bed.  This is her 4th consecutive year to marchi in Boston Pride.  This year she is walking with Boston Medical Center's Barbara McInnis House, a short term medical respite facility for homeless individual, where Brooke receives many medical cares. 

On the way to Pride Brooke says to me " I don't mind people stare at me today. Today is that is all about."

This is a day and life of Brooke Lexus Hearington on Boston Pride Parade in Boston, MA. This is part of my on-going project to photograph Brooke's life. I was excited for her how excited she was in the morning of pride. Her day of the pride was not so eventful, but very special for her, just like she is special to me, as I learn about her through my lens.

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