Although a ways away, New Yorkers are already getting excited for WorldPride 2019. Never before held in the United States, WorldPride has taken place all over the globe, from Toronto to Jerusalem, with Madrid serving as the next host in 2017. Although exciting for a number of reasons, the announcement of New York’s hosting gig is especially appropriate, as WorldPride 2019 will be held in conjunction with Stonewall 50, the official 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, what many call “the Birthplace of Pride.”
New York City’s bid was accepted during the Annual General Meeting of InterPride in Las Vegas this past weekend. InterPride is the international organization of LGBT Pride organizers.
“The Stonewall Uprising is considered the most significant event that ignited the modern LGBT rights movement, so it makes perfect sense to bring WorldPride to the birthplace of Pride in 2019,” said David Schneider, NYC Pride’s Stonewall 50 Director. “We are so grateful that our fellow Pride organizers from across the globe have chosen New York City for this momentous occasion.”
The theme of Stonewall 50/WorldPride 2019 is “Millions of Moments of Pride,” and features an expanded two-month series of events and programs alongside NYC Pride’s historic March, Rally, PrideFest, and legendary dances for men and women. While NYC Pride draws millions to New York each June, Stonewall 50/WorldPride 2019 is anticipated to be one of the largest LGBT events ever to occur. It’s never too early to start planning, and you absolutely should, because no matter where you live, you won’t want to miss this one!
For more information about WorldPride, head to http://www.interpride.org/?page=WorldPride