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Airbnb to Sponsor NYC Pride in 2015

Tuesday Jun 23, 2015

NEW YORK - June 23, 2015 - NYC Pride ( announced Airbnb ( as a sponsor of NYC Pride 2015, and the start of a multi-year partnership that will bring together the Airbnb, the world's leading community driven hospitality company, and New York's historic and celebrated LGBT community. Airbnb and NYC Pride will also jointly launch the #HostWithPride campaign in New York during the week's events.

"We are proud to join New York's trailblazing LGBT community to celebrate the many strides in their mission of belonging and acceptance for all people," said Wrede Petersmeyer, New York City General Manager for Airbnb. "Pride is one of the most cherished and celebrated events by New Yorkers and visitors alike. We hope that our partnership sponsorship will strengthen the connection between our host community and the LGBT community for years to come."

"We're thrilled to have forged this new partnership with Airbnb in what will likely be a historic year for LGBT rights," said Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride. "As millions of LGBT individuals make the pilgrimage to New York City, we are grateful to have their support to help create these events that inspire, enlighten, and engage the LGBT community. We look forward in helping to 'Complete The Dream' together for this year."

Between June 23-28, NYC Pride attracts over Two million attendees and is one of the largest LGBT events in the world. Participating hosts will join a number of Pride Week events including The Rally, VIP Rooftop Party, Teaze, PrideFest, Family Movie Night, The March and The Dance on the Pier.

In addition to sponsoring NYC Pride, Airbnb is the title sponsor of the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon and a sponsor of the TCS Marathon in November. Airbnb is also a sponsor of San Francisco Pride.

About Airbnb

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world -- online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and over 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

About NYC Pride

NYC Pride works towards a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights, under the law. We do this by producing LGBT Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community. For more information regarding NYC Pride and our roster of events, please visit


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