Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, NYC Pride will simultaneously host WorldPride during its 2019 season. It’s the first WorldPride hosted on United States soil, and the second North American WorldPride in the event’s nearly 20 year history.
The sixth edition of WorldPride will welcome millions of domestic and international LGTBQI+ guests to New York City. Attendees will encounter a once-in-a-lifetime experience to honor and celebrate the Pride movement in the same location where the modern movement began in 1969.
Accordingly, NYC Pride’s 2019 season is dually branded Stonewall50 and WorldPride 2019. NYC Pride is producing WorldPride’s official events, including never-before-seen activities alongside special editions of iconic events such as the March, Rally and Pride Island. Full details of the 2019 events will be released in late 2018.
Stonewall50 / WorldPride 2019’s theme is “Millions of Moments of Pride,” representing the invaluable and countless experiences every person encounters during annual celebrations and commemorations around the world, The Pride experience is as unique as its participants, because it is unique to each participant.
Collectively, the community leaves the Pride experience feeling energized and empowered to take on life knowing no one is alone. Only time will tell what awaits each WorldPride visitor during Stonewall50, but it is certain there will be millions of moments they never forget.
WorldPride is a licensed event granted by InterPride, an international membership organization of Pride organizers. In October 2016, NYC Pride representatives delivered and won the bid to host the WorldPride 2019 in conjunction with the Stonewall50 commemoration year and theme.
NYC Pride is working closely with state and city officials to produce welcoming events at an unprecedented scale during the 2019 season. Through grants and outreach, the organization is working closely with community groups to produce new events and scale their existing events to exceed visitors’ expectations during the 2019 season. In 2018, NYC Pride is providing over $150,000 to local organizations, a number intended to increase during 2019.
Visit the WorldPride 2019 website to keep up to date with the latest news.