Sunday, July 21, 2019
Houston Puts In Bid For 2023 World Pride!
So what's WorldPride? It's an international Pride event sponsored by InterPride, the international organization that represents and is composed of producer organizations of TBLGQ community pride events from around the globe.
WorldPride is generally a month long and is comprised of parades, panel discussions, parties and other events that celebrate the TBLGQ community.
It was the first time that WorldPride was ever held in the US, and New York successfully handled their business, drawing over 5 million attendees for it.
The EuroGames will also be held in the two cities during WorldPride.
put together a bid to host the 2023 WorldPride event. We have the fourth largest pride event in the United States (after New York, LA and Chicago), are the fourth largest city in the US (at least until we leapfrog Chicago to become the third largest after the 2020 census) and the only one that has a nighttime parade.
Houston will be competing to get the WorldPride bid against Sydney, Australia and Montreal, Canada. Pride Houston will have a 30 minute presentation to make at the InterPride annual meeting being held in Athens, Greece this October in order to secure it.
"We're Houston, where everything is bigger and better. Our main thing when it comes to this bid, is that even though we're a small town in the south of the U.S., you can see the world when you come to Houston," Roberts said in an ABC13 interview .
The theme for our Houston WorldPride 2023 bid is "Come to Houston, See the World, Feel Your Pride." We are considered one of the most diverse cities in the United States, and only New York has more international consulates than we do.
"We're trying to win this thing because we see so much in Houston as a Pride organization and within our community, that we just want to share with the rest of the world," Roberts said.
If we get WorldPride 2023, it would also be happening during the 45th anniversary of Pride Houston's formation and the 20th anniversary of the Lawrence v Texas SCOTUS case that declared sodomy laws unconstitutional in Texas and a dozen US states. .
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