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New York Pride will be broadcast live on TV

New York Pride will be broadcast live on TV

The Pride organisers announced that New York’s WABC-TV will be its official television partner for the event, and will broadcast live from the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March.

The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the 1-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Today, it is one of the world’s best-known LGBT events, with 350 marching contingents and more than 2 million spectators in 2016.In addition to the live broadcast, the station will also provide coverage of other NYC Pride events across the Pride festival.

“WABC-TV will broadcast the annual trek down Fifth Avenue from Noon – 3 p.m. on Channel 7 and also stream the event on its website, abc7ny.com. This important new partnership comes at a time of political and social turmoil in many communities.”

Chris Frederick, NYC Pride Managing Director.

“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. Channel 7 prides itself on being able to bring important, local celebrations of community spirit to as many people as possible.We look forward to making this year’s March the best ever.This year’s theme, ‘We Are Proud’, speaks to the LGBT community’s unwavering ability to rise and be proud, even in the face of the existing political environment.”

Dave Davis, President and General Manager of WABC-TV.

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