“At its core Sydney WorldPride aims to promote and advocate for LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world, while building the capability and capacity of the pride movement more broadly.” - Kate Wickett, CEO, Sydney WorldPride
WorldPride is a global Pride celebration that happens every few years in a different city. The right to host it is licensed by InterPride, which has representatives from nearly every Pride organisation around the world.
Sydney has been chosen by InterPride members to be the host of WorldPride in 2023, with WorldPride events taking place from February 17, 2023 until March 5, 2023. Previous WorldPride celebrations include New York in 2019, marking 50 years since the Stonewall uprising and Copenhagen in 2021, celebrating both WorldPride and the EuroGames.
The official Sydney WorldPride Opening Ceremony will take place on February 24, 2023 and will include a First Nations Gathering Space, a game-changing Human Rights Conference, an unforgettable Pride March across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a closing ceremony and a sensational party on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, with many more events still to be announced.
A full arts and cultural program will be developed across greater Sydney, reflective of its diverse LGBTQIA+ communities. The program will span theatre, visual arts, music, cabaret and have a strong focus on First Nations peoples and the Asia-Pacific.
WorldPride is coming to the southern hemisphere for the first time, not only representing Australian states and territories, but also bringing focus on neighbouring countries in the Asia-Pacific region that currently do not enjoy the same level of equality and human rights as Australia. Sydney WorldPride will help shine a light on these injustices.
The Human Rights Conference will be a platform for discussion, ideas exchange and thought leadership, aiming to give marginalised communities solidarity and support on the world stage like never before.
WorldPride is also committed to ensuring the festival is accessible to people of all abilities. Transport, communications, amenities and related services will be optimised for overall comfort and enjoyment of attendees. To utilise accessibility from anywhere in the world, all possible digital avenues will be explored so that remote audiences can be a part of Sydney WorldPride online.
For more information about WorldPride Sydney 2023, click here: https://sydneyworldpride.com/about-us/