NYC Will Host WorldPride 2019 To Mark The Stonewall Uprising's 50th Anniversary

It will be the first time an American hosts the event.

NYC Pride organizers announced this week that New York City will have the honor of hosting WorldPride 2019.

The two-month celebration will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and mark the first time the international LGBT event will be hosted in the United States.

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NYC Pride, the organization that plans and hosts NYC’s annual LGBT Pride events, announced their bid was approved by membership of InterPride at a meeting in Las Vegas this week.

“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 WorldPride 2019 will be “Millions of Moments of Pride,” and is beautifully captured in NYC Pride’s announcement video, below:

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