WLS in Chicago is airing a half-hour special to celebrate the people and the stories that comprise the LGBTQ+ tapestry in Chicago, while also exploring some of the top-of-mind issues important to the community.
WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, is airing a half-hour special to celebrate the people and the stories that comprise the LGBTQ+ tapestry in Chicago, while also exploring some of the top-of-mind issues important to the community.
Our Chicago, Our Pride airs Saturday evening at 6 and again Sunday night at 11.
It will also be available on abc7chicago.com and will be streamed exclusively on ABC 7’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.
Our Chicago, Our Pride will look at the transition from the name of Chicago neighborhood Boystown to Northalsted in an effort to reflect inclusivity of lesbians, transgender people and people of color. The special also takes a look at how LGBTQ+ businesses have fared during the pandemic.
Alexis Abarca, a well-known advocate for transgender rights tells her inspiring story. She is a model band serves as a Trans Youth HIV Prevention Manager at Howard Brown Health.
The Baton Show Lounge gets a shout out for a stunning 52-year run on the Chicago entertainment scene, one of the longest entertainment shows of its kind in the country, showcasing female impersonators, trans and drag performers.
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