2022 ABC Owned TV Stations Pride Month Lineup

ABC-owned television stations announce their month-long Pride content, community town halls and resources for the LGBTQ community in their markets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. In addition, the group of stations will broadcast the Pride parades live on June 12 in Los Angeles and June 26 in New York, Chicago, and as part of a first media partnership, San Francisco. The New York and Los Angeles Pride parades will also be broadcast live for the first time on ABC News Live and Hulu. “Our America: Who I’m Meant to Be,” the hour-long Pride documentary, returns with a new lens highlighting intersectionality and exploring how LGBTQ individuals’ identities exemplify who they are. The production is led by LGBTQ and is a spin-off from last year “Our America: Who I’m Meant To Be” Pride Special who amplified the voices of transgender communities across America through first-person narratives. The special will be available to stream WEDNESDAY June 1, on the station group’s connected TV apps, 24/7 streaming channels and linear broadcasting on ABC-owned TV stations.

Watch the trailer for “Who I’m Meant To Be”

ABC7/WABC-TV New York, the most-watched station in the country, broadcasts the three-hour celebration, “New York Pride March 2022”, Live of SUNDAY, June 26 (12:00-3:00 p.m. EDT). FX’s ‘Pose’ Star Angelica Ross Animates Alongside WABC Sam Champion, Ken Rosato and Lawrence Glassberg. NYC Pride pays tribute to Ts Madison, Punkie Johnson, Schuyler Bailar, Dominique Morgan and Chase Strangio during the celebration. The parade will be broadcast live on ABC News Live and Hulu for the first time and will be available to stream on WABC’s 24/7 live streaming channel. In addition to the livestream, a replay of the parade will also be available on Hulu for 30 days after the event. Throughout the month, the station spotlights local LGBTQ leaders and provides resources and local media coverage celebrating Pride, including:

  • “We Belong: Pride 2022,” an hour-long Eyewitness News special celebrating diversity, inclusion and unity within the LGBTQ community, airs SATURDAY, June 25 (7:00 p.m. EDT).

ABC7/KABC-TV Los AngelesSouthern California’s most-watched station, will broadcast exclusively”LA PRIDE 2022″ on SATURDAY, June 12 (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PDT), and will be broadcast live on ABC News Live and Hulu For the very first time. The special is co-hosted by actress Raven-Symoné and his wife, Miranda, with KABC’s Ellen Levya, Karl Schmid, Christiane Cordero and Eric Resendiz. Many celebrities join the annual celebration as he returns to Hollywood, the historic location where Los Angeles’ first LGBTQ protest took place more than 50 years ago. In addition to the livestream, a replay of the parade will also be available on Hulu for 30 days after the event. Throughout the month, the station features local LGBTQ leaders and provides resources and local stories celebrating Pride, including:

  • KABC marks the first day of Pride Month with a community town hall discussing LGBTQ teens and mental health on WEDNESDAY, June 1 (4:30 p.m. PDT).
  • “ON THE RED CARPET CELEBRATES PRIDE” broadcasts of LA PRIDE’s “Pride in the Park” event on SATURDAY, June 11 (6:30-7:00 p.m. PDT), hosted by Ellen Levya and Karl Schmid. The event will provide a preview of new Disney content focused on LGBTQ stories and storytellers, including the third and final season of “Love Victor” (coming to Disney+ and Hulu on WEDNESDAY June 15) and Searchlight Pictures’ queer romantic-comedy feature “Fire Island” (coming to Hulu on FRIDAY, June 3).

ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco is the broadcast partner of “San Francisco Pride 2022: Love Will Keep Us Together” celebration broadcast live SUNDAY June 26. It’s the for the station’s first time as a media partner of the San Francisco Pride Parade. Throughout the month, the station presents stories and local pride events, including the following:

  • A half-hour LGBTQ-led special featuring Bay Area LGBTQ individuals and organizations premiering on SATURDAY, June 25 (6:30 p.m. PDT)and broadcast on SUNDAY, June 26 (10:00 a.m. PDT) leading up to live coverage of the station’s parade.
  • A community roundtable “Allies in Action: Embracing LGBTQ Families” broadcast live in early mid-June.

ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago celebrates Pride Month as a float participant and exclusive broadcast partner for the 51st annual “Chicago Pride Parade 2022″ on SUNDAY, June 26 (12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. CDT). Throughout the month, the station offers continuous coverage of news, stories and local pride events, including the following:

  • “Windy City Weekend Feature,” highlighting the LGBTQ community, airing every Friday (11:30 a.m. CDT) and hosted by Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini
  • The station plans to participate as a broadcast host committee in the 20e anniversary of “OUT of the Office” the WEDNESDAY June 1, a community event to benefit The Legacy Project Chicago, a non-profit organization that provides an LGBTQ-inclusive educational program at no cost to educators.
  • A virtual community town hall with LGBTQ leaders on TUESDAY, June 7 (1:00 p.m. CDT)

6abc/WPVI-Philadelphia participates in the first annual “2022 Stonewall Awards”, available live on SUNDAY June 26; A half-hour “Stonewall Awards” special will air on linear on THURSDAY June 30. Throughout the month, the station offers continuous coverage of news, stories and local pride events, including the following:

  • “FYI Philly” Pride airs SATURDAY, June 4 (7:00 p.m. EDT), with coverage of the youth race the following day on SUNDAY June 5th.
  • WPVI’s long-running diversity-focused community affairs program, “Visions,” shines a light on events happening in the LGBTQ community on SATURDAY, June 18 (7:00 p.m. EDT).

ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston presents “Localish: Houston Pride” on SATURDAY, June 25 (6:30 p.m. CDT). A “Celebrate Pride” collection of more than 40 stories is featured on the station’s connected TV app. Throughout the month, the station offers continuous coverage of news, stories and local pride events, including the following:

  • Town Hall Broadcasts “Protecting Our LGBTQ Youth” THURSDAY, June 16 (7:00 p.m. CDT).
  • In partnership with the Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, KTRK hosts its second annual Pride in Business Awards WEDNESDAY, June 22 (11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. CDT), with anchor Melanie Lawson as emcee.

ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham spotlights “Out! Raleigh Pride Festival” on SATURDAY, June 25 (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT), and delivers ongoing media coverage, stories, events and local pride initiatives throughout the month, including the following:

  • A community town hall discussing LGTBQ+ in the military on WEDNESDAY, June 15 (6:30 p.m. EDT).

ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno sponsor him 32nd Annual Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade. KFSN’s ongoing media coverage of local pride events and initiatives throughout the month includes the following:

  • “Celebrating Pride: A Central California Conversation” Community Roundtable is Available to Stream on Smart TV Apps WEDNESDAY June 1st.
  • Special tunes “Secretly Awesome: Celebrates Pride” SATURDAY June 4 (11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PDT).

Viewers can watch and stream Pride content from ABC-owned TV stations and “Our America: Who I Am Destined To Be,” from WEDNESDAY, June 1by downloading one of the following free news apps: ABC7/WABC-TV New York, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia, ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston, ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno on Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku mobile devices or streaming platforms, and on the 24/7 live streaming channels of station groups.

About ABC-Owned TV Stations

The eight ABC stations owned by Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively #1 in all of US television, reaching 23% of households and over 34 million total viewers and 62 million digital visitors per month, with a record 2.2 billion minutes streamed, the eight stations consist of WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, and KFSN-TV Fresno . WABC-New York remained the nation’s No. 1 station for 19 years. The stations also bring locally-sourced stories to more than 17 million viewers across America through its cross-platform lifestyle network, Localish. The resort group has received many prestigious awards. Most recently, in 2022, the station group was recognized as a finalist by fast business World Changing Idea for the creation of “Our America Equity Report”. In 2021, WABC received 17 Emmy® Awards and multiple stations won seven regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including “Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” and the prestigious national “Overall Excellence” award. Entertainment brand “On the Red Carpet” won Broadcast & Cable’s “Best Lifestyle Show” of 2020, stations received five Broadcast & Cable awards, including Best in Local TV Awards 2020 as a Station Group of the Year for innovation and next-generation news reporting, and in the major market category for 2020: Best News Coverage, Best Multi-Platform or Digital Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, exemplifying the strength of the Group and its ever-increasing growth and reach in the multiplatform space.

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