Washington, D.C., has been chosen to host WorldPride in 2025.
Capital Pride Alliance (CPA)—which sponsors and supports LGBTQ+ causes and Pride events in D.C. and the surrounding area—made the formal announcement earlier this month.
“CPA is thrilled and honored to have been awarded the privilege of hosting WorldPride 2025. We thank InterPride for the opportunity to share the best of the Washington, DC region with visitors from around the globe, particularly during the 50th Anniversary of Pride in DC,” CPA Executive Director Ryan Bos, said in a press release. “WorldPride provides an expansive platform to further the fight for civil and human rights by inspiring changemakers, while collectively celebrating our achievements, diversity, and resilience as a local, national, and global community.”
D.C.’s annual Capital Pride Parade has previously been named one of the top five pride celebrations in the United States. Now, it is expected to host the worldwide event from May 22 through June 8, 2025, which will feature a Human Rights Conference, music, sports, and more!
“Pride in DC is a manifestation of our DC values, an opportunity for people to celebrate themselves and for our entire community to celebrate diversity and inclusivity,” said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. “I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 50 years of Pride in DC than hosting the largest LGBTQ+ event and bringing together people from around the world.”
For more information about WorldPride 2025, visit worldpridedc.org.