Fort Lauderdale to Host Inaugural Pride of the Americas Festival

In a toast to a crowd at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Annual Global Convention, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Richard Gray announced that Fort Lauderdale will host the inaugural Pride of the America’s celebration. The ten-day event is scheduled for April 17-26, 2020, Gray announced to applause. The event hopes to bring international attention to these inequalities while improving education and understanding of the LGBT+ community on a global scale.

The event will be similar to Europe’s major pride celebration like Europride complete with a parade, human rights conference, and plenty of events as the entire city gets involved.

“We worked extremely close with Pride Fort Lauderdale to develop the concept of this important and transformational event,” said Richard Gray, vice president, LGBT+ Marketing with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Greater Fort Lauderdale has been at the forefront of LGBT+ sensitivity and issues for decades and we look forward to continuing to lead the way by bringing together experts for this important and thought-provoking event.  The Pride of Americas Festival joins the Southern Comfort conference as two of the most important LGBT+ events to take place in our destination.”

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