Announced at the InterPride Annual General Meeting at the weekend, Kaohsiung Pride in Taiwan has won its bid to host WorldPride in 2025!
This means Sydney WorldPride will pass the WorldPride baton to Taiwan at our Closing Ceremony in March 2023. This will mark the first time WorldPride will be held in East Asia.
“This is the beginning of a 4-year journey that we plan to ignite change in Asia, to promote InterPride’s mission, and to advance human rights in the world,” says Darien Chen, the official spokesperson for Kaohsiung Pride in response to the historic vote.
The InterPride network is the licenser of WorldPride. Every two years there is a bidding process and vote of its over 300 InterPride member organisations to decide which Pride organiser will host WorldPride. Copenhagen hosted WorldPride 2021, and passed the baton to Sydney for WorldPride 2023 at its Closing Ceremony.
“Sydney WorldPride congratulates Taiwan on its successful bid, and also acknowledges the wonderful work of Capital Pride Alliance in Washington DC on their competing bid for 2025,” says Sydney WorldPride CEO Kate Wickett.
“Our team in Sydney is looking forward to working with Kaohsiung Pride to support each other as WorldPride continues its journey in the Asia Pacific.”