From August 15th through 17th, Greater Fort Lauderdale will be home to the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference for the fourth year in a row. The informational forum is the longest running transgender conference in the United States and welcomes hundreds of attendees each year. The conference features a series of workshops, seminars, and networking events that will be hosted at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With so many different events taking place each year people from all over the country attend, offering a diverse opportunity for education and social interaction.
Stacy Ritter, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, gave a statement saying “we look forward to welcoming Southern Comfort Transgender Conference organizers and attendees to our progressive destination, where diversity is in our DNA.” She continued with, “we proactively look for ways to reach the transgender community and are glad to partner with this important annual event which has built a reputation as a safe place for LGBT+ people with a familial atmosphere and an aim at inclusiveness.”
Conference goers can look forward to activities including legal and medical presentations, informative sessions on family, relationships, sexuality, and more. In addition there are plenty of opportunities to experience the natural scenery, exciting nightlife, and exquisite dining that Greater Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
The conference organizers are excited to be hosting the event here. Charlotte Kibert, President of the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference said “We are thrilled to partner again with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Our conference attendees get to experience invaluable sessions and networking in a fantastic, cosmopolitan destination. Greater Fort Lauderdale’s authentic and welcoming vibe makes all the difference, and we value the opportunity to work together to support and provide resources for the transgender community,” Kibert continues.
Greater Fort Lauderdale continues to welcome LGBTQ travelers from around the world and works to make it a safe and welcoming environment for all visitors. Each year about 1.5 million LGBTQ travelers come to the area. It also features one the largest Pride Centers in the country, the first and only World AIDS Museum and Education Center, and the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, one of the only permanent spaces in the country devoted to exhibitions relating to LGBTQ history and culture.
To find out more information on LGBTQ travel in Greater For Lauderdale visit www.sunny.org/lgbt.
For more information on the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference visit sccfla.org.