Farmingdale businesses show support ahead of Sunday's Long Island Pride event

David Kilmnick, the president of the LGBT Network, says he's excited that the 32nd annual LI Pride celebration is taking place fully in person in Farmingdale this year

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2022, 9:22 PM

Updated 679 days ago

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The annual Long Island Pride parade, concert and festival will be held Sunday in Farmingdale Village.
Thousands of people are expected to attend as local businesses advertise the event in their windows.
David Kilmnick, the president of the LGBT Network, says he's excited that the 32nd annual LI Pride celebration is taking place fully in person in Farmingdale this year.
He met with several business owners, like Nick DeVito of Charlotte's Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream, who say they support the crowds of people expected for the event.
“We couldn't be happier, as soon as we heard we could be a sponsor and support a little bit more— everybody's so psyched to have the pride parade here,” DeVito says.
Kilmnick says a lot has changed since the first time the organization tried to have an event about three decades ago. He says they had to go to court to win the right to march on the streets of Huntington.
“And here we are three decades later taking Long Island Pride across LI to different locations, to different downtowns,” Kilmnick says.
Steven DeLuca is one of the managers and bartenders at That Meetball Place in Farmingdale. He says he came out six years ago and feels very comfortable working for a business that supports him.
“It feels great, it feels really good knowing that you have someone who is behind you and supporting you,” DeLuca says.
Long Island Pride will be held Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Farmingdale.



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