WATCH: 'Pride 2023 Strength in Solidarity'

ABC 7 New York is your home for coverage of the Pride March on Sunday, June 25 from Noon-3pm

ByJohn Antalek, Producer, and Stephen Cioffi, Videographer and Editor WABC logo
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Pride 2023 Strength in Solidarity
Join Sam Champion and Lauren Glassberg for Pride 2023 Strength in Solidarity

NEW YORK (WABC) -- We invite you to watch 'Pride 2023 Strength in Solidarity' - a celebration of unity, love, and diversity in the face of growing adversity.

The special is hosted by Sam Champion and Lauren Glassberg. The show addresses the escalating threat to queer rights being pushed through by conservative legislatures around the country.

Among other things, there are attempts to silence LGBTQ Americans and their allies with so-called "don't say gay" bills. There are multiple states banning trans-affirming health care, queer-positive books, and even drag queens. The special looks into what's being done to stop this threat through interviews with activists and allies.


  • Investigative reporter Dan Krauth will look into the anti-LGBTQ actions being taken around the country, speaking to longtime NYC activists
  • Kemberly Richardson will take us inside a Pride center on Staten Island - New York City's most conservative borough - where there's actually a thriving queer community
  • We profile Tony-winning non-binary actor J. Harrison Ghee - who's currently bringing the house down on Broadway in Some Like It Hot. See an extended cut of this interview below
  • We profile a speech therapist on Long Island who's helping trans people find their true voice - to match their real identity
  • We profile a diverse, award-winning basketball program sponsored by the Brooklyn Community Pride Center
  • We take a haunting historical look at the AIDS burials on Hart Island - where thousands of AIDS patients were unceremoniously buried during the height of the AIDS crisis
  • We profile the historic Julius' Bar - NYC's oldest gay bar - which predates Stonewall for gay rights protests
  • The special will also include short bumps with interesting facts about LGBTQ history and recent events
  • We profile Tony-winning non-binary actor J. Harrison Ghee - who's currently bringing the house down on Broadway in Some Like It Hot

    We are your home for the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 25. Watch the broadcast from noon until 3 p.m. on Channel 7 and anywhere you stream ABC7NY. And be sure to join us Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. for our special as we tell inspiring stories about pride.


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