WorldPride will head ‘down under’ in 2023 as Sydney has won its bid to host the biennial LGBTQ+ celebration.
Choosing between Sydney, Montreal, and Houston, members of the worldwide InterPride network of Pride organizations gave Sydney 60% of the vote.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨 Sydney has won our bid to host WorldPride 2023! 🏳️🌈🌏
Members of the worldwide InterPride network of Pride organisations voted between Sydney, Montreal and Houston as the host city for WorldPride 2023. We won with 60% of the vote.
❤️ WE THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! pic.twitter.com/kEViSaqMt0
— Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (@sydneymardigras) October 20, 2019
We can’t wait to invite the world to Sydney in 2023! 🌈 pic.twitter.com/tSIdLIRUsu
— Clover Moore (@CloverMoore) October 20, 2019
Me this morning when my colleagues asked me how I feel about Sydney winning the World Pride 2023 bid 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/xgLf088mjb
— Casey Conway (@caseyconway_) October 20, 2019
The celebration, comprised of cultural activities, parades, and festivals, will take place at the same time as the 2023 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. With its winning bid, Sydney becomes the first city in the southern hemisphere to host the event.
In 2021, WorldPride will be hosted by two cities in two countries for the first time. The events will be held from August 12-22 in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and the Swedish neighboring city Malmö in the Řresund Region. The two cities are a short 15-minute commute from each other.
This past summer, WorldPride was held in New York City to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, long considered the birth of the gay rights movement.
— New York City Pride (@NYCPride) August 2, 2019
Back in 2012, during this reporter’s first visit to Australia, I made this travelogue video about what you can expect to enjoy ‘down under.’