Watch the 54th LA Pride Parade

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Watch the 54th LA Pride Parade
ABC7 is your official LA Pride station! Join our hosts Ellen Leyva and Gio Benitez for the annual parade, broadcast live from Hollywood.

The 54th annual L.A. Pride Parade rolled through its original historic location in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday.

The parade route began at Sunset Blvd. and Highland Ave. heading north, then east onto Hollywood Blvd., then south onto Cahuenga Blvd., ending at Sunset Blvd. and Cahuenga Blvd.

This year's festivities also marked the largest gathering of participants walking in the parade's history.

The route was approximately one mile long, consisting of revelers from SoCal's top LGBTQ+ nonprofits, employee resource groups, city agencies, local, regional, and national businesses, clubs, bands, floats, and more than a few surprises.

This year's LA Pride Parade Grand Marshals included actor and activist George Takei as the Icon Grand Marshal, an individual who needs no introduction and achieved major milestones within his career and industry.

The Los Angeles Fire Department's Kristin Crowley was the Community Grand Marshal, which celebrates a group or individual who has had a powerful influence through their work and dedication to and for the LGBTQ community.

Professional wrestler Cassandro El Exótico was the Legacy Grand Marshal, as an individual that has made an everlasting impact on his industry and community.

Hosted by "Good Morning America" Saturday and Sunday co-anchor and ABC News transportation correspondent Gio Benitez and "ABC7 Eyewitness News" anchor Ellen Leyva, the 54th Annual LA Pride Parade was broadcast live on Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT on ABC7 and wherever you stream ABC7 Los Angeles, ABC News Live and Hulu.

The live broadcast included comprehensive coverage from "ABC7 Eyewitness News" reporters David González, Sophie Flay, and "+Life" host Karl Schmid, who reported directly from the parade route.

ABC7 won an L.A.-area Emmy for our coverage of the 2022 LA Pride Parade, and we've been nominated for another Emmy for the 2023 parade.

After the Pride Parade was the LA Pride Block Party, a free street festival featuring delicious food and drinks and beer gardens, entertaining activities, live performances, and more.

Located two blocks from the parade's end, Hollywood Blvd. was transformed into a vibrant block party with outdoor bars, pride decorations, and entertainment from drag queens to DJs to perform their fabulous shows throughout the afternoon and into evening.

Our ABC7 Street Team sponsored by Smart & Final was at the block party. Festival attendees stopped by to say hello, and spin our prize wheel!

The event was held at 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Hollywood Blvd. between Vine St. and Gower Ave.

Check out for stories about the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies, and share your Pride with #abc7eyewitness.

McDonald's is continuing its commitment to supporting and empowering the LGBTQ+ community by sponsoring L.A. Pride.