Greater Fort Lauderdale set for Southern Comfort Transgender Conference

Greater Fort Lauderdale set for Southern Comfort Transgender Conference

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For the fourth, Greater Fort Lauderdale will host the longest-running transgender conference in america, the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference, august 15-17 on, 2019. The informational forum shall welcome a huge selection of attendees for some workshops, seminars, and networking events hosted at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“We anticipate welcoming Southern Comfort Transgender Conference attendees and organizers to your progressive destination, where diversity is inside our DNA,” said Stacy Ritter, CEO and president of the higher Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We proactively search for methods to reach the transgender community and so are glad to partner with this particular important annual event which includes built a reputation as a safe place for LGBT+ people who have a familial atmosphere and an aim at inclusiveness.”

Conference activities include medical and legal presentations, along with informative sessions on family, relationships, sexuality plus much more. Through the conference, participants shall have the opportunity to experience Greater Fort Lauderdale’s stunning natural scenery, exciting nightlife and exquisite dining.

“Each day greater Fort Lauderdale celebrates and embraces diversity and inclusion, and we have been very proud to aid this empowering and educational conference,” said Richard Gray, Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion of the higher Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Southern Comfort Transgender Conference is really a safe space to explore and celebrate the gender spectrum.”

The annual event attracts folks from all around the USA, offering the chance for education and social interaction.

“We have been thrilled to partner with the higher Fort Lauderdale Convention &amp again; Visitors Bureau. Our conference attendees reach experience invaluable networking and sessions in an excellent, cosmopolitan destination,” said Charlotte Kibert, President of the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference. “Greater Fort Lauderdale’s welcoming and authentic vibe makes all of the difference, and we value the chance to work to aid and offer resources for the transgender community together.”

The keynote speaker will be Van Barnes, best known because the first person to out the CIS male lead actor who was simply eventually fired from Amazon’s award-winning and acclaimed Television show &ldquo critically;Transparent” when she disclosed her experience working several seasons as personal assistant to the lead actor.

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Sarah McBride, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, can make a repeat appearance as of this year’s event. McBride, among the first transgender visitors to work in the White House openly, helped influence the administration’s policy on transgender rights and contains shared her stories with a few of its most influential figures. July 2016 in, she was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention, becoming the initial openly transgender person to handle a significant party convention in American history.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has been targeting and welcoming LGBT+ travelers since 1996 proactively, when it became the initial Convention & Visitors Bureau with a gay-centric vacation planner and dedicated website on a CVB homepage. Since that time, Greater Fort Lauderdale has continued to breakdown facilitate and barriers visibility for the LGBT+ community most importantly, acting as a pioneer in the hospitality industry and making certain the destination is inclusive and welcoming with a diverse, open and safe community for several travelers.

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On, 2017, the higher Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a fresh global marketing and advertising campaign featuring transgender models, rendering it the world’s first destination to utilize transgender models in mainstream destination advertising. The campaign, which features straight also, lesbian and gay models, follows the destination’s storied and long history in LGBTQ marketing.

The destination welcomes 1.5 million LGBT+ travelers annually, spending $1.5 billion. It features among the largest Pride Centers in the united kingdom also, the initial and only World AIDS Education and Museum Center, and houses the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, among the only permanent spaces in the U.S. specialized in exhibitions associated with LGBT+ culture and history. Lately, Greater Fort Lauderdale opened the area’s first LGBT+ Visitors Center in Wilton Manors. To learn more on LGBT+ travel in Greater Fort Lauderdale, visit

For more info on the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference, please visit The conference is run and made by volunteers.

Author: George Taylor

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