ABC7 broadcasts live from 51st Annual Chicago Pride Parade

ABC7 broadcasts live from 51st Annual Chicago Pride Parade

CHICAGO (TOC) — ABC7 celebrates the 51st Annual Chicago Satisfaction Parade with a two-hour, reside parade broadcast, Sunday, June 26, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Tanja Babich, Hosea Sanders and Jason Knowles host the Chicago Satisfaction Parade broadcast with Knowles capturing all the motion reside from the road. LGBTQ+ neighborhood advocates be part of the festivities, together with Cody LaGrow (Emmy Award-winning journalist), Kim Hunt (LGBT Corridor of Fame and Senior Director of AIDS Initiative Chicago), and Joel Corridor (LGBT Corridor of Fame and Chicago dance legend).

The parade will even completely stream on ABC 7’s Linked TV Apps on Amazon Fireplace TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and ABC Information Stay on Hulu.

Scheduled to trip on the ABC7 Chicago float this yr are ABC7’s very personal Cheryl Burton, Ryan Chiaverini, Roz Varon, Sarah Schulte and Liz Nagy.

“ABC7 has supported Satisfaction for nearly 20 years, and we’re thrilled to proceed that dedication with a two-hour reside parade broadcast,” stated John Loafer, president and normal supervisor of ABC7 Chicago. “As we have a good time cultural inclusion and acceptance, we applaud the colourful LGBTQ+ neighborhood that’s so vital to our metropolis.”

The 51st Annual Satisfaction Parade kicks off in Uptown at Montrose Avenue and North Broadway. The route winds via Northside neighborhoods and ends at Diversey Parkway and Sheridan in Lincoln Park. The parade options colourful floats, embellished automobiles, musical expertise, strolling contingents and native authorities officers all in help of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. This would be the first time in two years the Chicago Satisfaction Parade takes place for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic.

This yr’s parade honors Richard Pfeiffer, the coordinator of Chicago Satisfaction Parade since 1974 and beloved member of Chicago’s Homosexual and Lesbian Corridor of Fame. Pfeiffer died on Oct. 6, 2019, however left a long-lasting legacy within the Chicago LGBTQ+ neighborhood. Underneath his path, the Satisfaction Parade turned one of many most-celebrated occasions in Chicago, drawing crowds of 30-40 individuals deep on streets and over 1 million spectators. Pfeiffer attended Chicago’s very first Satisfaction Parade and held his title as parade coordinator via the fiftieth anniversary.

The parade additionally plans to honor Gary G. Chichester, amongst different notable LGBTQ+ neighborhood pioneers. Chichester offered over 30 years of service to the neighborhood, co-founding the Chicago Homosexual Alliance and creating Chicago’s first homosexual and lesbian neighborhood heart. Chichester’s dedication to illustration led him to domesticate the very first homosexual and lesbian Chicago Satisfaction Parade in 1970.

The annual celebration commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which occurred June 27, 1969, within the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York Metropolis. Chicago’s Satisfaction Parade takes place the identical weekend in the summertime, changing what was as soon as a struggle for civil rights with dazzling shows of hope and perseverance.

About ABC7/TOC-TV ChicagoABC7/TOC-TV Chicago is the No. 1 native information supply and most-watched tv station in Chicago. With top-rated day by day newscasts spanning a long time and the biggest social media presence out there with greater than 2.6 million Fb followers, ABC7 Eyewitness Information supplies breaking information, investigative reporting, climate, politics, visitors and sports activities within the multiplatform house to Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana. Named Greatest Information Operation by the Related Press for 4 consecutive years, ABC 7 Eyewitness Information produces “Chicago Proud,” a collection of options that spotlights on a regular basis heroes in and round Chicago. The station additionally produces the highest-rated New 12 months’s Eve particular in Chicago, vacation kickoff particular “The Magnificent Mile Lights Competition,” syndicated to a nationwide viewers, in addition to the award-winning program collection “Our Chicago,” which showcases town’s variety and highlights contributions within the Black, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ+ communities, amongst others. Each Friday, Windy Metropolis Weekend, entertains whereas giving Chicagoans all the pieces they should find out about what’s occurring within the metropolis. ABC 7 is the one Chicago station producing and broadcasting parades representing Chicago’s wealthy cultural historical past. Along with producing city halls targeted on present social points, the station has an extended and proud custom of broadcasting political candidate debates conserving Chicago’s citizens knowledgeable. ABC7’s outreach efforts embrace annual partnerships with the Crimson Cross for life-saving blood drives, one of many largest one-day drives within the nation and, most lately, spearheading an effort to boost greater than $1.5 million for space meals pantries.


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