Meeting over the weekend in Las Vegas, organizers of WordlPride announced that New York City will play host to the global celebration in 2019.

WorldPride, an ambitious touring Gay Pride festival, will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the 1969 riots credited with sparking the modern gay rights movement.

David Schneider, director of NYC Pride's Stonewall 50, praised the announcement.

“The Stonewall Uprising is considered the mot significant event that ignited the modern LGBT rights movement, so it makes perfect sense to bring WorldPride to the birthplace of Pride in 2019. We are grateful that our fellow Pride organizers from across the globe have chosen New York City for this momentous occasion.”

Previous host cities have included Rome, Jerusalem, London and Toronto. The next WorldPride will be held in Madrid in 2017.

New York City is the first U.S. city selected to host WorldPride.