LGB-Friendly Florida City Now Courting Tourists with Capital ‘T’

Just days from now, a city well-known as a mecca for gay and lesbian tourists looking for warm and welcoming travel destinations, will be opening doors to tourists who are transgender.

As our sibling publication OutTraveler reported last fall, the Florida city is one of the first U.S. destinations to specifically target transgender travelers, and beginning September 29 will host the Southern Comfort Conference, described as the largest transgender conference in the country.

The event, drawing about 1,000 attendees annually, has been an Atlanta fixture for the past 24 years. In 2013, Richard Gray, the managing director of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, reached out to event organizer Lexi Dee and made his pitch.

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