Greater Fort Lauderdale will host very first Pride of the Americas Festival in 2020

Adam Lowe

Greater Fort Lauderdale is gearing up for the very first Pride of the Americas Festival! Taking place from 21-26 April 2020, the festival will bring people from all over the world to the area.

Greater Fort Lauderdale has the world’s first tourist board with a dedicated LGBT+ department and has the highest concentration of same-sex couples in the entire country. It was also the first destination in the world to create a transgender marketing campaign. Over 1.5 million LGBT+ visitors make their way to Greater Fort Lauderdale annually. The area is considered the LGBT+ capital of Florida and is home to the world’s first AIDS museum.

Over 350,000 travellers are expected to be a part of the sex-day celebrations which focus on the LGBT+ community, advocacy and education. As well as the usual fun and parties, the festival will also host a number of conferences and symposiums focusing on business, travel, health and conservation programmes.

Pride of the Americas aims to bring attention to global inequalities – such as those in nearby Latin America and the Caribbean – and unite to improve education and understanding on LGBT+ rights worldwide.

Festival goers can also enjoy social events throughout the destination including parades, arts festivals, beach partys, A-list entertainment, sunset concerts, top DJs, drag brunches and fashion shows modelled by male, female, transgender and drag models.

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About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.