Australian travel insurance company Cover-More has announced it will be the Supporting Partner and Official Travel Insurance Partner for WorldPride that will be hosted in Sydney in 2023.
In February, Sydney Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride will unite to present a LGBTQIA+ pride mega-festival, with the theme of ‘Gather, Dream, Amplify’. Cover-Life will support the 17-day event, starting on 17 February 2023.
Cara Morton CEO of Cover-More Group said: “We’re very proud and excited to support this incredible event on the LGBTQIA+ calendar, especially since Sydney WorldPride 2023 will be the first WorldPride held in the southern hemisphere, and 2023 will also mark 45 years of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.”
As the Supporting Partner and Official Travel Insurance Partner, Cover-More will:
- be part of the Sydney WorldPride 2023 Fair Day in Victoria Park and the Pride Villages near Oxford Street, Paddington, from 24 February to 5 March 2023
- provide a scholarship programme supporting 100 scholars travelling to the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference
- offer exclusive travel insurance and safe travel education for Sydney WorldPride visitors.
Kate Wickett, Chief Executive of Sydney WorldPride, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Cover-More to the Sydney WorldPride family as a Supporting Partner. We are also very grateful for their support for our 100 scholars who will be travelling from across the globe to take part in the Human Rights Conference, the cornerstone event of Sydney WorldPride.”
Travelling with pride
Morton also recognised the difficulties that LGBTQIA+ people can experience when travelling to different countries: “LGBTQIA+ travellers are often forced to deal with additional risks, depending on where they are travelling.
“Rules can differ, not only from country to country, but even city to city, and it can be tricky to navigate countries and cultures that do not openly embrace the LGBTQIA+ community.”