- Nic F. Anderson
Long Island Pride Parade Returns In-Person On June 12
The LGBT Network announced the Long Island pride parade, concert and festival will return on June 12 in person on Main Street in the Village of Farmingdale. This will be the first 100% in-person event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The event is expected to attract thousands of attendees.
The non-profit organization has been around since 1993 and has pride centers throughout the boroughs.
David Kilmnick, President and CEO of the LGBT Network said he was excited to put the pride festivities on once again. “On the heels of the pandemic and with anti-LGBT legislation being passed in many states, Pride is more important than ever before to come out, be visible and show unity and strength; especially for those who may not be ready to do so now. It’s time for us to celebrate like we never have before and march out and proud together,” Kilmnick said.
Long Island pride festivities have a new location in an effort to “showcase one of Long Island’s most walkable transit-oriented downtowns every June,” according to LGBT network.
The Village of Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand said, “The Village of Farmingdale is honored to have been selected as the site for the LGBT Network’s Long Island Pride Parade and Festival on June 12th. We truly hope everyone enjoys our wonderful downtown. Farmingdale is ‘Home of the Culinary Quarter Mile’ and tons more! We are here to help in any way, thrilled to welcome the LGBT Network and we know it will be a complete success.”
Parade registration and sponsorship opportunities are available now at https://lipride.org/