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KTLA 5, LA’s very own, is broadcasting WeHo’s inaugural Pride Parade

‘KTLA is thrilled to broadcast the first WeHo Pride Parade & looks forward to sharing all the sights and sounds of this colorful celebration’

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LOS ANGELES – LA’s own KTLA, which is celebrating its 75th year serving Angelenos and the Southland, will be broadcasting the sights and sounds of the City of West Hollywood’s inaugural Pride parade.

The WeHo Pride Parade kicks off on Santa Monica Boulevard, Sunday, June 5, 2022 at noon.

Janene Drafs, Vice President and General Manager, of KTLA 5 told the Los Angeles Blade in an email this week, “As LA’s Very Own TV station, KTLA is thrilled to be the media partner for the first WeHo Pride Parade, and we look forward to sharing all the sights and sounds of this colorful celebration with all of Southern California.”

Marcus Smith, standing with Jacob Burch seated
(Photo Credit: KTLA5)

Marcus Smith, the Executive Producer of KTLA’s Emmy award winning morning show which has been repeatedly recognised by the National Academy of Television Arts as the Best Morning Newscast in Southern California, told the Blade Wednesday that he is thrilled that station is the official broadcast partner of the Inaugural WeHo Pride Parade.

Smith noted the KTLA broadcast of the parade airs from 1pm till 3pm. “You can watch the festivities live and we’ll also carry a livestream on KTLA.com, KTLA+, the KTLA app and anywhere in the world you get KTLA (including Canada and Jamaica).”

Smith added that KTLA 5 anchors Cher Calvin, Pedro Rivera alongside “Queer Eye” star Karamo will host the parade coverage live from the heart of the Rainbow District in West Hollywood. He added that his team also includes Jacob Burch, Christie Lyn Lugo Leigh in partnership with Jeff Consoletti and the team of JJLA and the City of West Hollywood. 

Smith who is proudly Out himself, is a resident of the City of West Hollywood and has worked at KTLA for 12 years, the last three helming the award winning morning broadcast. “The best part of working here,” he told the Blade in a phone call, ” is that this is a family. From the GM (General Manager) to the anchors, cameramen our entire staff is family.”

Smith pointed out that KTLA’s unique hometown approach will tie-in nicely with the City of WeHo’s inaugural Pride parade and he’s looking forward to be able to broadcast it as it progresses westward along Santa Monica Boulevard to the city’s Rainbow District.

WeHo’s inaugural Pride parade features Janelle Monáe as its Grand Marshal Icon and JoJo Siwa is the Next Gen Icon.

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Long Beach Pride parade & festival July 8th-10th

The theme is ‘Many voices-one spirit, marking three decades of the annual third largest Pride in California celebrating the LGBTQ+ community

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LONG BEACH – This weekend marks the in-person return of Long Beach Pride after the coronavirus pandemic had halted previous celebrations. The celebration’s theme this year is “Many voices-one spirit,” marking three decades that the annual three-day festival, parade and teen pride- the third largest Pride festival and parade in California, celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.

This year, in addition to the stages and musical entertainment, organizers will be creating multiple activations and attractions encompassing the diversity and interests of Long Beach’s LGBTQ+ community.

Elsa Martinez, the president of the Board of Long Beach Pride was a guest on KTLA’s Morning News Thursday to discuss the upcoming weekend festival which kicks off Friday.

 

For more information visit https://longbeachpride.com/

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Hundreds attend 4th annual South LA Pride celebration

Hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson & Herb Wesson, this year’s family-friendly celebration was a “Pride Picnic”

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South LA Pride Chair Jasmyne Cannick & event host Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. (Photo credit Raymond Kwan)

LOS ANGELES – Hundreds attended the 4th annual South LA Pride celebration on Jul. 1 at Norman O. Houston Park in Baldwin Hills.  Hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Herb Wesson, this year’s family-friendly celebration was a “Pride Picnic” meant to bring together South LA’s LGBTQ community and their allies for a culturally relevant pride celebration. 

2022 South LA Pride Community Picnic at the Norman O. Houston Park in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2022
(Photo Credit: Koi Sojer/ Snap’N U Photos)

In addition to Harris-Dawson and Wesson, this year saw the most Black elected officials ever at a pride celebration in Los Angeles including Congresswoman Karen Bass, Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Senator Sydney Kamlager, and more. 

Congresswoman Karen Bass and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
(Photo credit Raymond Kwan)

Journalist and advocate Jasmyne Cannick chaired the planning committee which included a host of community organizations. 

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson presents Compton Pride founder Princess Murray with a certificate of recognition.
(Photo credit Raymond Kwan)

The 2022 South LA Pride Community Picnic was sponsored in part by Community Coalition, Providence, FOX, AEG, and the LA Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department.

Drag performer Sole Valentine.
(Photo credit Raymond Kwan)

For more information, please visit southlapride.com.

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EN VIDEO: Marchas del orgullo LGBTQ+ en Colombia

Se realizaron celebraciones en Bogotá, Medellín y Pereira

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Miembros de Caribe Afirmativo participan en una marcha del orgullo LGBTQ en Bogotá, Colombia, el 3 de julio de 2022. (Foto cortesía de Caribe Afirmativo)

OrgulloLGBT.co es el socio mediático del Washington Blade en Colombia. Esta nota salió en su sitio web.

BOGOTÁ

MEDELLÍN

PEREIRA

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