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Pride Houston’s Application for WorldPride 2023 is Approved

LGBTQ organization presents its bid in Athens, Greece this October.

The WorldPride Committee announced it had approved Pride Houston’s application to host WorldPride 2023 on September 11. Pride Houston and its competitors will present their bids in Athens, Greece this October. 

By Lourdes Zavaleta
Photos by Dalton DeHart and Kennedy Loftin

Space City just got one step closer to hosting WorldPride 2023. 

Pride Houston, a nonprofit that organizes Houston’s LGBTQ festival and parade every June, applied in July to host WorldPride 2023. In a September 11 Facebook announcement, the WorldPride Committee approved Pride Houston’s application, along with the applications of its two competitors, Fierté Montreal and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

“The WorldPride Committee has unanimously voted to approve all three applications for the 2023 WorldPride bid,” InterPride, WorldPride’s creator, wrote on Facebook. “They have all met the requirements of the application process.” 

Representatives from Pride Houston, Fierté Montreal, and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will present their bids to the WorldPride membership in Athens, Greece in October for the 2019 Annual General Meeting & World Conference (AGM&WC). A winner will be selected at the conference. 

After announcing that it was a candidate to host WorldPride 2023, Pride Houston threw a celebration party at Pearl Bar Houston on September 8. During the event, attendees were interviewed and filmed as part of the organization’s bid.

According to InterPride, WorldPride hosts must meet these qualifications and specifications. Pride Houston has created this web page outlining its plan for WorldPride 2023.

View photos from Pride Houston’s WorldPride 2023 Party below. 


For more information about Pride Houston, visit


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