Wednesday, May 24, 2017
2017 NYC Gay Pride Parade Will Be Televised For The First Time
Organizers of New York City Pride have announced that this year’s parade will be shown live on TV for the first time.
In a statement released yesterday, they said that WABC-TV is its official television partner. It will broadcast the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday 25 June 2017.
‘WABC-TV will broadcast the annual trek down Fifth Avenue from noon–3pm on Channel 7 and also stream the event on its website, abc7ny.com’
New York Pride first took place in 1970 to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969. It has grown to become one of the biggest Pride festivals in the world.
This year’s event will include 350 marching contingents and an estimated 2 million spectators. The theme is ‘We Are Proud’.
‘We’re excited to have Tri-state viewers welcome us into their homes for what will be an unprecedented opportunity for the LGBT community’s collective voices to be heard,’ said Chris Frederick, NYC Pride Managing Director.
‘Channel 7 prides itself on being able to bring important, local celebrations of community spirit to as many people as possible,’ said Dave Davis, President and General Manager of WABC-TV. ‘We look forward to making this year’s March the best ever.’
Helming this year’s march will be The American Civil Liberties Union, Brooke Guinan (trans woman, FDNY firefighter), Krishna Stone (Director of Community Relations, GMHC), and Geng Le (Founder, Blued).