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Previewing the 2024 Rochester Pride Parade and Festival

Five smiling people wearing headphones sit at a table in a radio talk studio: a person front left is bald and is wearing a pink tank top and blue pants; a person front right has short black hair and is wearing a t-shirt that says "mocha center," and green pants; a person back left has short brown hair and is wearing glasses and a colorful plaid button-down shirt; a person back right has short black hair and is wearing a purple shirt; a person at right has short dark hair and is wearing a black button-down shirt and jeans
Megan Mack
(foreground) Sam Brett, Terence Pleasant, (background) Jake Purcell, and Javannah Davis on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Rochester Pride Parade and Festival are back. This year’s events are set for July 20.

Rochester has a long history of celebrating Pride, with community festivities dating back to the early 70s. This hour, our guests tell us what to expect during the upcoming celebrations, and we discuss the state of LGBTQ+ rights and culture in the current political and social climate.

In studio:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.