Top 10 Reasons to Choose Orlando for WorldPride 2026

1

Competent and Dedicated Team in Place

Come Out With Pride and additional supporting organizations are working together to provide the leadership and resources necessary to make WorldPride a success

2

Major LGBTQIA+ Presence

Orlando is “top ten” in the USA for the number of same-sex headed households, the proportion of LGBTQIA+ residents, and as an LGBTQIA+ tourist destination

3

Diverse & Inclusive

For seven consecutive years Orlando has earned a 100 — the highest score possible — on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipality Equality Index

4

Local Government Engaged with LGBTQIA+

Orlando has policies, ordinances, and programs in place that foster diversity and outreach to the LGBTQIA+ community

5

Major USA Tourism Destination

Orlando has over 75 million annual visitors, more than 450 hotels with 130,000 hotel rooms, over 5,000 restaurants, and the 7th largest airport with great domestic and international connections

6

Tons of Things to Do

Besides being the “theme park capital of the world,” Orlando has dozens of other famous attractions, a warm climate, great shopping areas, sporting venues and nightlife

7

Uniquely Suited for Massive Events

We have the resources, infrastructure and suppliers to support complex events, festivals, concerts and conventions such as EDC Orlando, MegaCon and the USA Special Olympics

8

Significant Multicultural Appeal

1/3 of Orlando area residents are Hispanic or Latinx and 1/4 are Black; 22% are foreign-born. The area is a major destination for travelers from the United Kingdom and Brazil

9

Push Back Against “Don’t Say Gay”

A WorldPride in Orlando will show courage, hope, strength and unity against those trying to reverse the strides and progress our community has made

10

Honor the 49 Taken at Pulse

People all over the globe showed Orlando love and support ever since the Pulse tragedy. A WorldPride here is an opportunity to show our immense gratitude for getting us through our darkest days

Greetings from Orlando Florida
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