Monday, March 4, 2024
LGBTQ+ Rights

WorldPride win for Taiwan

InterPride is excited to announce that Kaohsiung Pride in Taiwan has won the bid to host WorldPride in 2025.

In an overwhelming favorable vote by InterPride members, a WorldPride will be held in East Asia for the first time. The members of InterPride voted on the host of WorldPride in 2025 over four days during the 2021 General Meeting & World Conference. The two bidders for WorldPride 2025 were Capital Pride Alliance, Washington D.C., and Kaohsiung Pride, Kaohsiung City, in the region of Taiwan.

The annual gathering of Pride organizers from around the world, the InterPride 2021 General Meeting & World Conference, began on November 6, 2021. This year’s conference and bidding took place virtually. More than 300 member organizations worldwide participated in the voting process, workshops, plenary sessions, regional and board meetings during the 8-day virtual event.

“The WorldPride Taiwan Team 2025 would like to thank all before us who lit the way, to thank InterPride who built this wonderful organization and platform and thank our supporters who have bestowed this amazing opportunity for Taiwan and Asia. This is the beginning of a 4-year journey that we plan to ignite change in Asia, to promote InterPride’s mission, and to advance human rights in the world,” said Darien Chen, the official spokesperson for Kaohsiung Pride in response to this historic vote.

Licensed by InterPride and organized by one of its members, WorldPride is an international event that promotes visibility and awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues on a global scale. Cultural events such as human rights conferences and parades/marches make up WorldPride. 

“Bringing WorldPride to this region for the first time will create a significant impact to the much-needed visibility and awareness of human rights for the LGBTQIA+ community there while providing the ability for millions more to participate from surrounding countries and territories including China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia,” added Julian Sanjivan, Co-President of InterPride. 

About InterPride

InterPride brings together Pride organizations from around the world, as well as regional, national, and local Pride networks, therefore contributing to the global coordination of Pride efforts. InterPride has over 300 member organizations in over 60 countries. Our work impacts millions worldwide through our members. InterPride is also the owner of WorldPride, and InterPod, the official podcast of InterPride. Follow InterPride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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