Pride ride!

LGBTQ+ Community Welcomed Into Sayville


The Trans Resource Center of Long Island (TRCLI), along with the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce, headed up a Pride Car Parade in Sayville on Sunday, June 27.

While in previous years, a full-fledged parade was held, this year was restricted to a car parade like in 2020, due to pandemic concerns and late issuing of permits by the Town of Islip.

This year did include the much-welcomed family/community picnic on the Common Ground at the conclusion of the car parade.

The chamber, after a long process with PSEG, was finally able to get permission to hang Pride flags and Trans Pride flags along Railroad Avenue and Depot Street.

The chamber team was out until 4 a.m. the morning of the parade making sure that the LGBTQ+ community felt welcomed and at home in Sayville.

Chamber president Eileen Tyznar said, “This is a day to rejoice in acceptance and love. Diversity is the spice of life, and I’m so happy that Sayville and West Sayville is where our LGBTQ+ and TRCLI organizations felt comfortable to have people of all genders and sexual orientations and express themselves!”


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