NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With Pride Month in full swing, two gay and lesbian pride parades were to be held in the Tri-State Area on Saturday.
Early on Saturday afternoon, crowds gathered in Huntington for the Long Island Gay Pride Parade and PrideFest. The year’s theme is Super Pride, celebrating the superheroes in the Long Island LGBT community who are working toward equality.READ MORE: Tri-State Area Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
The parade kicked off at noon Saturday on Main Street in Huntington. The grand marshals included Huntington Town supervisor Frank Petrone; Ralph Colamussi, owner of Thatched College restaurant in Centerport; and Donaldsons Subaru of Sayville.
Meanwhile, the all-day PrideFest rocked Heckscher Park in Huntington beginning at 1 p.m. Entertainment headliners for the event included Debbie Gibson, Robin S., and Janice Robinson of Livin’ Joy.