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The convention will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and WorldPride. 

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.

NYC & Company and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association said more than 600 participants are expected to attend the three-day convention in spring 2019.

“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,” said IGLTA board chair Juan Julia.

“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 theatre, film screenings, museums, restaurants or world-class gay bars and clubs.”

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, added: “We are thrilled that in 2019, just months before the 50th anniversary of the historic events at Stonewall, New York City will be home to IGLTA’s Annual Global Convention. We look forward to showing IGLTA’s membership exactly what makes New York City the most vibrant and welcoming LGBT destination in the world.”


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