ABC News Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Network-Wide Coverage

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ABC News is commemorating LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a range of special programming and features across its network. The line-up includes dedicated coverage on various shows, documentaries, and interviews with prominent figures in the LGBTQ+ community.

The celebration kicked off with “Good Morning America” spotlighting the LGBTQ+ community through its GMA Out Loud series, which began on 1 June. The series explores a diverse range of topics and issues impacting the community, including a report on a local drag queen making a difference by contributing correspondent Becky Worley.

“Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang will meet with families to discuss trans participation in sports, while senior national correspondent Steve Osunsami will highlight the 50th anniversary of the PFLAG organisation. “GMA Out Loud” will also feature a special segment on a teacher receiving a full makeover from celebrity stylists.

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“World News Tonight” will shine a spotlight on key figures in the LGBTQ+ community within its America Strong and Person of the Week segments.

“Nightline” will present special content and features throughout Pride Month, including an interview with singer-songwriter Fletcher.

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” will air stories spotlighting the LGBTQ+ community.

“GMA3: What You Need to Know” will celebrate Pride Month with interviews, profiles, and dedicated segments covering food, fashion, newsmakers, and celebrities.

“The View” will honour Pride Month by showcasing the achievements and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. The show will feature Montana State Rep. Zooey Zephyr, who opposed multiple anti-LGBTQ+ bills, as well as Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, promoting their new series “Drag Me to Dinner”.

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ABC News Live will debut a half-hour “Soul of the Nation” special on 19 June, featuring an interview with Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page. On 25 June, the channel will present a five-hour extravaganza, “Pride Across America”, in partnership with Hulu and owned stations WABC, WLS, and KGO. The special will cover three of the nation’s largest Pride marches, featuring ABC News anchors across the country.

“GMA Digital” and “ABC News Digital” will present “Protecting Pride: Resilience After Tragedy”, a series highlighting the strength and unity of the LGBTQ+ community in the face of anti-LGBTQ+ laws and nationwide tragedies.

ABC Audio will feature special segments in “Perspective”, its weekly news magazine, and ABC News Radio will provide reporting highlights in hourly newscasts.

With this comprehensive coverage, ABC News is committed to honouring and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community throughout Pride Month.

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