07 JUN 2018: With less than a year to go until WorldPride 2019, New York City is preparing a “huge programme” of events that will run all year and befit the city’s status as the top LGBTQ destination in the United States and the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement.

Themed “Millions of Moments of Pride,” the May 12- June 30 event will be held alongside New York’s annual PrideFest (and Pride March) and will also run concurrently with Stonewall 50 – a commemoration of 50 years of gay rights progress since the Stonewall Uprising of June 28, 1969, which took place in Greenwich Village and is considered to have been the start of the modern gay rights movement.

NYC & Company president and CEO Fred Dixon told delegates at the recent IPW travel trade show in Denver that WorldPride couldn’t have a better home for its milestone event, given the great diversity of “faces” found in New York, its thriving LGBTQ community, and its reputation for “inclusivity.”

More than three million people are expected to travel to New York for the event, which will be held in the US for the first time. Previous hosts of WorldPride include Toronto in 2014 and Madrid in 2017. In 2021, the first dual-city event will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden.
For more information, visit: nycgo.com and stonewall50.org.

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