ABC7 is partnering with LA Pride and CSW to celebrate the 50th anniversary of LA Pride. The Los Angeles news outlet is encouraging the community to submit their photos and videos from past pride events for a chance to have them featured throughout June for Pride Month. All you have to do is fill out a form with your submission.
ABC7 broadcasted the LA Pride Parade last year for the first time in LA Pride history. The two-hour broadcast aired live with hosts, Eyewitness News anchors, Ellen Leyva and Brandi Hitt. It included special guest Raven-Symone, star and executive producer of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home” and Eyewitness News reporter Veronica Miracle and OTRC entertainment host Karl Schmid along the parade route, which went for 1.5 miles down Santa Monica Boulevard, from Crescent Heights Boulevard to Doheny Drive.
The first LA Pride pride parade, and the world’s first gay pride parade, was on June 28, 1970. According to Reverend Troy Perry, “The Police Commission voted 4 to 1 to place conditions on the parade permit. And they were, 1) you’d have to put up a bond for a million dollars to pay out the businesses when people throw rocks at ya’ll 2) you have to put up a cash bond of $500,000, and 3) you’ve got to have at least 5000 people marching.”
The ACLU got involved. The same day, the California Superior Court ordered the Police Commission to issue a permit to the organizers with the receipt of the $1,500 security payment, but that all other requirements be dropped.
The fine print to submit your photos to ABC7 is as follows:
Submit Pride photos and videos
By submitting video or photos to ABC Holding Company Inc., you confirm that you have all of the necessary rights and permissions to grant us this license for its use, including the following:
- You confirm that you took the image/video and are its copyright owner. Or you confirm that you are the copyright owner’s authorized agent. In addition, you confirm that you have all of the necessary rights to grant us this license for its use.
- You give KABC-TV, on behalf of ABC7, non-exclusive permission to reproduce, use, and edit the image/video on all platforms, in all media (now known or hereafter developed), including, without limitation, broadcast, online, streaming, and social media, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, promotional uses, worldwide in perpetuity.
- You give ABC Holding Company Inc., on behalf of ABC7, permission to distribute the image/video to ABC Holding Company Inc. licensees, including, but not limited to, other ABC owned stations, affiliates, partners, assigns, and other licensees, for their use on all platforms, in all media (now known or hereafter developed), including, without limitation, broadcast, online, streaming, and social media, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, promotional uses, worldwide in perpetuity.
- You understand that you will receive no payment or royalty for any use under this agreement; that ABC Holding Company Inc., on behalf of ABC7, is under no obligation to use, edit or distribute the material; and that you have no right to inspect or approve any use of the material.