Sydney Wins Bidding To Host WorldPride 2023

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Sydney has won the right to host the international WorldPride event in 2023 after defeating Montreal and Houston in a vote in Athens on Sunday. Members of the worldwide InterPride network voted for Sydney to host the event in 2023, which will coincide with the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said it will be an event not to be missed. “It is absolutely fitting that Australia and particularly Sydney celebrate our diversity through such a symbolic event that will also deliver a huge boost to our tourism industry,” Senator Birmingham said.

WorldPride 2019 was held in New York City to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.