World Pride will be held in New York City to honor 50 years since the Stonewall Riots.
This is the first time the international two month long celebration will be held in the US to coincide with the uprising at the Stonewall Inn.
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 for WorldPride 2019 will be Millions of Moments of Pride.