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Christiane Cordero to Host PFLAG Parent Day Celebration Special

July 18, 2023

Celebration of parenting people who show up for LGBTQ+ loved ones streams free on Sunday, July 23 (2pm ET/11 am PT) across the ABC Owned Television Station Platforms and PFLAG National Social Channels

WASHINGTON, DC — ABC7 Eyewitness News reporter Christiane Cordero, one of the broadcast world’s few openly lesbian reporters, will host PFLAG National’s special presentation of PFLAG Parent Day. Premiering on National Parent Day, the PFLAG Parent Day special is a celebration of the parenting people who lead with love in support of LGBTQ+ people of all ages.

“I feel so fortunate to host this year’s virtual PFLAG Parent Day celebration,” shared Christiane Cordero, reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News. “I invite you to watch, listen and learn as we share stories of those working to make their homes, communities and the world a more inclusive place for LGBTQIA+ people and those who love them.”

Premiering on Sunday, July 23 at 2pm ET/11am PT across ABC Owned Television Stations’ streaming platforms and PFLAG National social channels, the one-hour special event will include heartfelt interviews, personal stories and many special moments centered around the parenting figures making an impact in their communities and in the lives of their LGBTQ+ loved ones.

“PFLAG Parent Day is a celebration of families and the parenting people fighting for a better world,” said Brian K. Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG National. “Ultimately, it’s a reminder: all of us can work together to create a world where everyone is celebrated, empowered and loved.”

WHAT:

PFLAG Parent Day, now in its third year, is a special event to celebrate LGBTQ+ affirming parents and all the people who fill a parenting role for LGBTQ+ kids of all ages. Follow the stories of families, advocates, educators, artists, and communities across the country who show up each day to fight for love and justice in their own backyards. The PFLAG Parent Day presentation—which will premiere on PFLAG National and ABC Owned Television Station streaming platforms—is produced by PFLAG National with support from the ABC Owned Television Stations. Philip D’Amour (2023 White House Correspondents Dinner, The Grio Awards) serves as Executive Producer.

The special event will air on PFLAG National social channels, and as follows across the eight ABC Owned Television Station platforms:

WHY:

In 2023, LGBTQ+ people and their families have faced an unprecedented volume of attacks—including threats to their lives, livelihoods, and civil rights—in every state across the country. Inspired by the same unconditional love that urged PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford and other parents to get off the curb and march alongside their LGBTQ+ loved ones 50 years ago, parenting people in 2023 are taking action and fighting back.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND CONTACT:

  • Date/time: July 23, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
  • For Interviews: 
  • Links to use in your story:

ABOUT PFLAG

PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. We are hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of chapters from coast to coast who are leading with love to support families, educate allies, and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive legislation and policies. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Learn more, find support, donate, and take action at PFLAG.org.

ABOUT CHRISTIANE CORDERO

Christiane Cordero is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News. She joined the team in August 2021, returning to her Southern California roots after spending 12 years living in the South, Northeast and Midwest. Before KABC-TV, Cordero spent three years with WCCO-TV in Minneapolis,Minnesota. She was the first television reporter to speak on camera with the Minneapolis mayor and MPD chief following George Floyd’s murder, and covered 10 days straight of the unrest that followed. Cordero graduated from East Carolina University as a communication major and a three-year starting goalkeeper for its women’s soccer team. She is passionate about using sports to empower children in underserved communities and gives back through volunteer work and mentorship. A second-generation American, Cordero represents the true melting pot of the region. She strongly connects with Filipino, Spanish, South Korean and Mexican cultures.

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