Today is the final day of LGBT History Month – in the UK, LGBT History Month is celebrated throughout the month of February.
When we reflect on LGBTQ history, one of the biggest milestones or cultural touch-points for the LGBTQ community around the world is the Stonewall riots of 1969.
It was the Stonewall riots that were the catalyst for the Pride marches that have become such a powerful force for change for the LGBTQ community around the world.
With 2019 being the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, it seems fitting that this year the status of WorldPride has been conferred on NYC Pride.
What is WorldPride?
WorldPride is coordinated by the InterPride organisation. InterPride works to connect together LGBTQ communities around the world to help facilitate the celebration of Pride.
Past WorldPride events have been held in Rome (2000), Jerusalem (2004), London (2012), Toronto (2014), and Madrid (2017). In addition to New York in 2019, it’s been confirmed that WorldPride will be held in Copenhagen in 2021.
What’s the theme?
The theme for NYC’s 2019 Pride celebrations is Millions of Moments of Pride – representing the 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.
When is it on?
The opening ceremony for New York’s Pride celebrations kicks things off on 26 June.
The 2019 Pride March in New York City will be held on Sunday 30 June.
Official events will run through until 30 June.
All of June is recognised as Pride Month in the US, so there’s going to be lots of Pride-related activities surrounding the official celebrations.