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Transgender conference returns again to Greater Fort Lauderdale

Besi Besemar July 28, 2019

Greater Fort Lauderdale is set to welcome the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference to Florida’s most inclusive and diverse travel destination. For the fourth year running, from August 15-17, 2019, Greater Fort Lauderdale will be hosting Southern Comfort, America’s longest running transgender conference.

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Arts

Record crowds attend Pride Fort Lauderdale

Besi Besemar March 3, 2019

MORE than 120,000 visitors from the U.S. and beyond experienced the 42nd annual Pride Fort Lauderdale festival, which took place from Thursday, February 21 through Sunday, February 24 in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

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Features

First ever parade at ‘Carnaval-Themed’ Fort Lauderdale Pride

Besi Besemar January 28, 2019

Eyewitness to historic Stonewall Riots 50 years ago to be honoured at parade during Fort Lauderdale Pride this month. This years Carnaval-Themed festival will include the first Fort Lauderdale Pride parade ever held on the iconic Fort Lauderdale Beach on Saturday, February. 23.

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In The South

Greater Fort Lauderdale prepares for Southern Comfort Transgender Conference

Besi Besemar July 24, 2018

For the third year, Greater Fort Lauderdale will host the longest-running transgender conference in the United States, the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference, fromĀ September 6-8, 2018.

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Features

Greater Fort Lauderdale puts the T first!

Besi Besemar June 29, 2018

When Richard Gray, talks about LGBT+ tourism, people in the industry tend to sit up and listen.
His appointment as Vice President of the LGBT+ division of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Vistors Bureau (CVB) in 2012 was an industry first and six years on Fort Lauderdale has firmly established itself as the trail blazing holiday destination for LGBT+ tourists from all over the world, boosting the local economy every year to the tune ofĀ $1.5 billion.

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Arts

Inaugural Pride of the Americas Festival comes to Fort Lauderdale in 2020

Besi Besemar May 20, 2018

The ten-day Festival expects to attract more than 350,000 people to Fort Lauderdale and will focus on LGBT+ issues. Greater Fort Lauderdale will be the host destination for the first-ever Pride of the Americas Festival in 2020. The ten-day event, just announced at the International Gay & Lesbian Travel (IGLTA) annual conference in Toronto, will be hosted by Pride of Fort Lauderdale, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and will include a parade, a beach party, arts festival, social events throughout the destination, and a human rights conference focused on LGBT+ rights.Ā 

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