WorldPride 2019 Launches Ambassadors Competition

LGBTQ New Yorkers who win can march in the WorldPride parade this June.

In anticipation of the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 commemorations happening this June, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has launched the WorldPride 2019 Ambassadors competition. The competition, which runs through the end of the month, encourages LGBTQ New Yorkers to submit a video about their state and what area they are proud to share with LGBTQ visitors coming to the state this summer from around the globe. Contestants whose videos are selected will become WorldPride Ambassadors, will be featured in select “I Love NY” WorldPride promotions, and will be invited to join “I Love NY” in New York City to participate in the WorldPride March.

“From the Stonewall rebellion to the recent passage of GENDA, New York State has been at the forefront of the LGBTQ rights movement, making it the ideal destination for WorldPride this year,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. “Together with our WorldPride Ambassadors, we will show that there is no place for hate in our state as we celebrate the LGBTQ community and continue to fight for a safe and equal nation for all.”

To be eligible, LGBTQ New Yorkers can submit a short video (under three minutes in length) that shows off their town or region. More information on applying is available at Deadline for video submissions is March 31.

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