New York City will host the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Associations (IGLTA) Annual Global Convention in 2019 as well as World Pride in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Historic Stonewall Uprising.
The Convention is the premier educational and networking event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender tourism industry. More than 600 participants are expected to attend the three-day convention in spring 2019.
2019 marks a pivotal moment in the City’s history, with the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 Stonewall Uprising, widely considered the catalyst of the modern LGBT rights movement. In celebration of the milestone, New York City will also be home to WorldPride 2019, an expanded two-month series of events and programs alongside NYC Pride’s annual events.
IGLTA Board Chair Juan Julia, said: “In 2019, New York City will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and IGLTA has chosen to share this celebration with the global LGBT travel industry.”
“Our members will be able to attend a great conference and also experience New York City’s incredibly vibrant LGBT community. Rich with history and the cachet of being the city that never sleeps, there’s never a shortage of things to do in New York City, whether you’re looking for theater, film screenings, museums, restaurants or world-class gay bars and clubs.”
The announcement comes on the heels of New York City’s annual Pride celebration, which took place June 19-26 and is among the most popular in the world. Each year, millions of people participate in events including The March, PrideFest, Dance on the Pier, and The Rally.
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the leading member-based global organisation dedicated to LGBT tourism and an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. IGLTA’s mission is to expand LGBT tourism globally for the benefit of travelers and its members. The association also is a proud supporter of ECPAT’s Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct to prevent child exploitation. IGLTA membership includes LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 70 countries.
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