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  • Writer's pictureDean Nelson, (he/him) CTC, LLD

WorldPride 2019 NYC

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

Hard to imagine just fifty years ago in New York City that the conversation of Gender and Sexual Diversity would begin at the Stonewall Inn - it was a riot. "Enough is Enough" ACT UP would exclaim and that was the start of the modern LGBTQ movement.

InterPride the International Association for Prides awards a host city to bring the planet together and to host WorldPride and to help mark the 50th anniversary of Stonewall - New York city was chosen to host. Previous hosts included Rome (2000), Jerusalem (2006), London (2012), Toronto (2014), Madrid (2017), and Copenhagen (2021).

Follow on Social #WorldPride2019 as the story of this monumental week unfolds. As our friends at Heritage of Pride - NYC Pride have said, "Celebrate Millions of Moments of Pride." Here are some of my posts for the week. You can follow on Instagram and Twitter for live up to dates.

Arriving into New York City's JFK International Airport - a welcome sign welcomes everyone with open arms regardless of where one identifies on the Gender and Sexual Spectrum

Out exploring some of New York's sites including Big Gay Ice Cream

Ed Salvato, New Yorker and Travel Editor for Man About World and LGBTQ Diversity Facilitator and co-founder of HospitableMe gave us a wonderful discussion at the 2nd annual Proud Experiences LGBTQ Travel Conference.

Out at Times Square with the incredible Ava Patron.

Enjoyed wonderful cocktail reception at NYC's newest luxury hotel at Times Square - The Edition - a very hip modern hotel in the centre of the action and great views of the Time Square plaza.

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