Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

SF Pride webcast receives Webby honor

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee has announced that the webcast of their 2011 parade  has been selected as a Webby Award honoree.

In a statement, Pride Executive Director Brendan Behan called the recognition “deeply gratifying” and said, “Bringing this important civic celebration of our diverse LGBT community to viewers around the globe is such an important part of showing the world that the struggle for LGBT rights, dignity, and equality is as vibrant and strong as ever.”

Clear Channel San Francisco worked with the Pride Committee to produce the uncensored coverage of the parade, which runs down Market Street to Civic Center. David Williams and Val Klein, executive producers, are honored for Clear Channel San Francisco’s production.

Clear Channel’s J.D. Freeman stated, “Our talented San Francisco team has demonstrated great dedication to serving our local community with the compelling and integral programming from the 2011 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.”

The distinction, which is in the Online Film and Video – Events and Live Webcasts category, was announced Monday, April 16. Other honorees in that category include Entertainment Weekly and PBS NewsHour.

Bay Area Reporter society columnist Donna Sachet, along with Michelle Meow, Sebastian Kunz, Morris Knight, and Celeste Perry, hosted last year’s Pride webcast.

The Webby Awards were established in 1996 and are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an executive body of leading web experts, business figures, and others. Of the 10,000 entries submitted to the 16th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15 percent were distinguished as an official honoree, according to the organization.

The 42nd annual San Francisco Pride Parade and celebration takes place June 23-24. This year’s theme is “Global Equality.”

— Seth Hemmelgarn, April 18, 2012 @ 5:38 pm PST
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