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Toronto to host World Pride 2014

Beats out Stockholm for huge celebration

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Delegates at the InterPride conferece in St Petersburg, Florida have chosen Toronto to host World Pride in 2014.

Toronto prevailed in the second round of voting, Oct 18, to beat out Stockholm Sweden, 77 votes to 61.

InterPride is an international association of Pride organizers.

World Pride launched in 2000 when it was held in Rome, Italy. It was awarded to Jerusalem, Israel in 2006 but was badly curtailed because of war in the area.

It’s scheduled for London, UK in 2012. InterPride says it will happen every five years subsequent to Toronto in 2014.

The effort to have World Pride in Toronto was led by Pride Toronto.