Sydney has won the rights WorldPride in 2023 and will become the first city in the southern hemisphere to ever host the major international LGBTQI event.

The city's win was announced in Athens at an annual general meeting for InterPride, the international association of pride organisations, on Sunday night (AEDT).

The New South Wales capital was chosen by 60 per cent of InterPride members, with Montreal, Canada winning 36 per cent of the vote and Houston, Texas 3 per cent.

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