ABC7 Chicago celebrates 53rd Annual Pride Parade | Watch full broadcast

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team and Michelle Gallardo WLS logo
Monday, July 1, 2024
Thousands participate in Chicago's 53rd Annual Pride Parade
Members of the ABC7 Chicago Eyewitness News team rode on the ABC7 float during the Chicago Pride Parade.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, live parade broadcast, Sunday, June 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Chicago Pride Parade: Part 1

ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, parade broadcast on Sunday.

ABC7's Tanja Babich, Hosea Sanders and Jason Knowles hosted the Chicago Pride Parade broadcast with Knowles capturing all the action live from the street. LGBTQ+ community advocates join the festivities, including Cody LaGrow (Emmy Award-winning journalist), Kim Hunt (LGBT Hall of Fame and Senior Director of AIDS Initiative Chicago).

Chicago Pride Parade: Part 2

ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, parade broadcast on Sunday.

The parade also exclusively streamed on ABC7's Connected TV Apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and ABC News Live on Hulu.

Chicago Pride Parade: Part 3

ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, parade broadcast on Sunday.

Members of the ABC7 Chicago Eyewitness News team, including Ravi Baichwal, Rob Elgas, Jasmine Minor and Tre Ward, rode on the ABC7 float.

Chicago Pride Parade: Part 4

ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, parade broadcast on Sunday.

"ABC7 is proud of our long-standing commitment to Pride, and we are thrilled again to be the station presenting two hours of live parade coverage on multiple platforms," said President and General Manager of ABC7 Chicago John Idler. "ABC7 celebrates cultural inclusion and acceptance and the vibrant LGBTQIA+ community that is so important to our city."

Chicago Pride Parade: Part 5

ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, parade broadcast on Sunday.

The 53rd Annual Pride Parade featured actress, writer, and comedian Fortune Feimster as this year's grand marshal. The 2024 parade theme is "Pride is Power."

Chicago Pride Parade: Part 6

ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, parade broadcast on Sunday.

The Pride Parade kicked off this year from Sheridan and Broadway, traveled through the Northhalsted, Uptown, Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods and ended on Cannon Drive. The parade features colorful floats, decorated vehicles, musical talent, walking contingents and local government officials all in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Chicago Pride Parade: Part 7

ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, parade broadcast on Sunday.

The annual parade celebration commemorated the Stonewall Riots, which occurred June 28, 1969, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Chicago's Pride Parade takes place the same weekend in the summer, replacing what was once a fight for civil rights with dazzling displays of hope and perseverance.

Chicago Pride Parade: Part 8

ABC7 celebrated the 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade with a two-hour, parade broadcast on Sunday.

About ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago

ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago is the No. 1 local news source and most-watched television station in Chicago. With top-rated daily newscasts spanning decades and the largest social media presence in the market with more than 2.6 million Facebook followers, ABC7 Eyewitness News provides breaking news, investigative reporting, weather, politics, traffic and sports in the multiplatform space to Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana. Named Best News Operation by the Associated Press for four consecutive years, ABC 7 Eyewitness News produces "Chicago Proud," a series of features that spotlights everyday heroes in and around Chicago. The station also produces the highest-rated New Year's Eve special in Chicago, holiday kickoff special "The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival," syndicated to a national audience, as well as the award-winning program series "Our Chicago," which showcases the city's diversity and highlights contributions in the Black,

Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ+ communities, among others. Every Friday, Windy City Weekend, entertains while giving Chicagoans everything they need to know about what's happening in the city. ABC 7 is the only Chicago station producing and broadcasting parades representing Chicago's rich cultural history. In addition to producing town halls focused on current social issues, the station has a long and proud tradition of broadcasting political candidate debates keeping Chicago's electorate informed. ABC7's outreach efforts include annual partnerships with the Red Cross for life-saving blood drives, one of the biggest one-day drives in the country and, most recently, spearheading an effort to raise more than $1.5 million for area food pantries.

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