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PHOTOS: Parade Floods East Hampton Village With Pride

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 14:49
Members of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons were enthusiastic participants in Saturday's parade.
Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Village on Saturday became the first East End municipality to "close its Main Street for a Pride parade," said Tom House, the founder of Hamptons Pride, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of L.G.B.T.Q.+ issues and aims to build a memorial to gay history in Wainscott.

Between paradegoers and marchers, it's possible that approximately a thousand people were in attendance as the cavalcade made its way east on Main Street, north on Newtown Lane, and down Railroad Avenue before concluding in Herrick Park with a music-and-dance-filled rally.

Check back on Thursday for full parade coverage in this week's edition of The Star.

The Queer Farmers' float was a hit at the parade.

Tom House of Springs is the founder of Hamptons Pride and the organizer of Saturday's parade.

Inda Eaton and Chris King rode with friends in the parade.

Eli Wolf, Sofia Nagle, Gigi Lama, and Brianna Calle took part in the parade as part of the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council.

Jimmy Mack of the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Bob Chaloner and Kathryn Szoka were the parade's inaugural grand marshals.

At least 45 groups signed up to take part in the first-ever Pride Parade in East Hampton Village.

The South Fork's drag queens, including Danny Ximo, enthusiastically celebrated Pride Month on Saturday.

The Hamptons Lutheran Parish has a message for the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community: You are loved.



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