Peconic Community School was thrilled to march in the North Fork’s Inaugural Pride Parade and Festival in Greenport, Saturday, June 24th. Before school let out, PCS created a three part rainbow banner emblazoned with phrases of support for the LGBTQ+ community(“We Say Gay,” “We’re proud of who you are,” “You are loved,”)to carry in the parade. Naturally, it was a big hit that Saturday and got lots of press, including being featured prominently by the Suffolk Times both on their website and in print! Students also made handmade signs that passed out to marchers as they lined up for the parade.
We’re so grateful to have been invited to participate by organizers, LGBT Network of Long Island and Lori Panarello of Craft Hair. The day brought a huge outpouring of support and energy from a crowd of hundreds of friends, neighbors, business owners and community members, and it was a beautiful event to be a part of. We’re already looking forward to next year!