LIVE: ABC7 broadcasts from 51st Annual Chicago Pride Parade

CHICAGO (WLS) — ABC7 celebrates the 51st Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, live parade broadcast, Sunday, June 26, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Tanja Babich, Hosea Sanders and Jason Knowles host the Chicago Pride Parade broadcast with Knowles capturing all of the action live from the street. LGBTQ+ community advocates join the festivities, including Cody … Read more

Our Chicago: Importance of Illinois allies as LGBTQ+ people face continued challenges

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s Pride Parade is back after being canceled for two years because of the pandemic. But as we celebrate, we’re also looking at the work that still needs to be done to ensure equity and access for LGBTQ+ people here in the city and across the country. Brian C. Johnson is the … Read more

Watch ‘We Belong: Pride 2022’

‘We Belong – Pride 2022,’ shines a spotlight on individuals and groups around New York City, fighting for equality and inclusion. Join Sam Champion, Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg, and Kemberly Richardson for this special half-hour. The show includes candid interviews with comedian Lea DeLaria; Monica Helms, the creator of the transgender flag; and Jeopardy! champ, … Read more

‘We Belong: Pride 2022’ hosted by Sam Champion airs on Channel 7, ABC7NY Saturday at 7 p.m.

‘We Belong – Pride 2022,’ shines a spotlight on individuals and groups around New York City, fighting for equality and inclusion. The show includes candid interviews with comedian Lea DeLaria; Monica Helms, the creator of the transgender flag; and Jeopardy! champ, Amy Schneider. We will also introduce you to same-sex ballroom dancing, a queer aquatics … Read more

Chicago Pride Parade 2022: Alderman calls CPD plans ‘insufficient’ ahead of expected high turnout

CHICAGO (WLS) — A North Side alderman is asking police to beef up patrols along the Chicago Pride Parade route in Uptown and Boystown. “The parade is just always a lot of fun, it brings everyone together,” said Freyah Love Marie. The celebration will extend from Broadway and Sheridan all the way down to Diversey. … Read more

Chicago Pride Fest kicks off with heightened security following foiled white nationalist plot

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s Pride Fest is back. “I think it’s cool. I love see everyone come together and show their sexuality and support for everything,” said Imani Drozd, an attendee. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the annual legendary street festival returned to the city’s North Halsted Street corridor. Usually … Read more

Chicago police on lookout for threats ahead of Pride Fest after Lakeview shooting, Idaho arrests

CHICAGO (WLS) — The roads were blocked off Friday as people slowly gathered for the Taste of Randolph. “I just wanted to come out with my friends to enjoy some House music and just have a few drinks,” said Tristan Tongue, who attended the event. With the right beat, any social gathering is worth kicking … Read more