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Where was your photo taken: Fire Island Invasion of the Pines 4th of July 2009
Please tell us about your work and how you feel it represents gay life in New York. (100 words or less): The first annual Fire Island drag Invasion of the Pines was on July 4, 1976, after a visitor in drag was denied entry to a restaurant in Fire Island. When a group of his friends heard this, they too dressed up in drag and returned to the Pines by water taxi, staging what would become an annual tradition.
Over thirty years later, the Invasion now attracts hundreds of drag queens and thousands of spectators.
Photos document the migration of Deryck Todd to the 2009 Invasion of the Pines - exhibiting colorful souls of all ages encountered there.