LGBT

2020 Vision: Pride of the Americas

Fort Lauderdale will be the inaugural location of Pride of the Americas in April 2020, an international LGBT festival that is expected to draw people from several continents, including South America and Europe. The ten-day event will feature a beach festival with entertainment, parade, fireworks, a visual and performing arts festival, human rights conference, transgender…
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Cuchi Cuchi – Charo to Perform at Pride Fort Lauderdale

Charo, the Spanish-born Flamenco guitarist and singer who appeared regularly on the ‘70s TV show “The Love Boat,” will share the Swiss Navy Stage on Fort Lauderdale Beach with Grammy-winning British singer and songwriter Estelle at Pride Fort Lauderdale's  41st annual festival on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A pop culture icon (“cuchi cuchi”) and competitor…
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TRAVEL REVIEW | Gay hotspot Fort Lauderdale? Perhaps.

We hear many appealing things about gay hotspot Miami, and eyebrows start to raise when Fort Lauderdale, Florida wants to step up to contest with a gay scene that competes with all gay capitals around the globe. With fabulous beaches, outstanding weather, fresh seafood, and the recently launched direct route from London Heathrow to Fort…
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LGBT Cruises Popular from Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale's growing LGBT-friendly reputation is making it a popular departure spot for gay and lesbian cruises. On Sunday, more than 2,000 gay travelers will sail from Port Everglades on RSVP Vacations' seven-night Caribbean cruise aboard Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. It's the third LGBT cruise in recent weeks to sail from Fort Lauderdale,…
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A Concierge for Same-Sex Weddings in Florida

Between the palm trees and ocean breeze, it’s no surprise that Florida has long been a popular destination for weddings. But last year, the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriages had more couples exchanging vows. Mark Semple, a veteran hospitality professional, is the wedding concierge at B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale, where he…
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Lance Bass to Serve as “Love is Love” Ambassador at Historic LGBT Beach Wedding in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Former *NSYNC member and Dancing with the Stars alum, Lance Bass, will be the official “Love is Love” ambassador during a landmark sunrise beach wedding and vow renewal for 100 LGBT and straight couples from across the country and around the world. Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the “Love…
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Love Is Love In Greater Fort Lauderdale

To mark the anticipated landmark announcement for marriage equality in Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a "Love is Love" initiative to marry both LGBT and straight couples from across the nation in an historic collective wedding ceremony. The sunrise beach wedding will take place on Fort Lauderdale beach in…
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Gay Days Fort Lauderdale Aims To Make A Splash

Attending the first edition of Gay Days Fort Lauderdale will be similar to sailing on a cruise ship. At least that's how the event's president and owner, Chris Alexander-Manley, feels about it. "There's so many different activities that you can choose from and be entertained," Alexander-Manley says. "We want to give people that alternative to…
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FORT LAUDERDALE WINS BID TO HOST 2015 LGBT CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars! The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has chosen Fort Lauderdale, FL as the host city for the 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. Next year's event will take place August 11-14, at the Marriott Resort Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Hotel. Building on this year's sold out conference, next…
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Posh Fort Lauderdale Beach Still Parties

You would think the sheer beauty of Fort Lauderdale's sunny coast, with its palm trees and hibiscus flowers, sparkling waters and magnificent 40-kilometre stretch of Atlantic beach, would be enough. Not even close. Greater Fort Lauderdale, incorporating 31 communities from Hallandale Beach in the south to Deerfield Beach in the north, pops with more than 500…
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