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Thank goodness Fort Lauderdale and its people are known for their sunny dispositions. It’s what will help them weather the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local economy while remaining a destination that’s uniquely welcoming to LGBTQ visitors from around the world.

With a gay man, Richard Gray, at the vanguard, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau has long been breaking barriers and leading the industry toward greater inclusion of all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. In fact, Fort Lauderdale is dedicated to being a destination where all bodies are welcomed, regardless of queerness or gender expression, body size,

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