Fort Lauderdale Central To Popular LGBT Events

You probably already know Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a destination hot spot for fun under the sun and a place many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are happy to call home or their home away from home.  But, did you know Fort Lauderdale is also central to many LGBT events?

Aside from the wildly popular pride events in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, here are three more events that take place just a short drive away from Fort Lauderdale:

Fort Lauderdale Central To Popular LGBT Events

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Gay Days is an annual event that takes place in Orlando, Florida – about 212 miles or a 3 to 4 hour drive from Fort Lauderdale.  According to organizers, what started as a one day event about two decades ago, has grown to a week-long pride celebration that draws over 150,000 people from around the world.  The event usually occurs the first week in June.  This year (2012) the event dates were May 29 – June 4.  To learn more about Gay Days, visit

Womenfest Key West has welcomed women from around the globe for over twenty years.  Key West, Florida is about 188 miles or a 3 to 4 hour drive from Fort Lauderdale.  According to the Womenfest Key West website, there will be a wide range of activities, including:  Clothing-optional pool parties, a sizzling dance club scene, a golf tournament, and women-only water excursions that range from jet skis to dolphin watching all promise to pique the interest of the more adventurous while film, live music, and a curiously strong comedy show offers the opportunity to enjoy paradise at a slower pace.  The event takes place in Fall.  To learn more about Womenfest Key West, visit

Winter Party is touted by organizers as one of the world’s biggest and best-loved celebrations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in one of the world’s hottest destinations, Miami Beach, Florida – about 39 miles or a 30 – 45 minute drive from Fort Lauderdale. Over 10,000 guests from around the world attend the annual six-day extravaganza that features the most spectacular venues, the most unforgettable parties and receptions and the best international DJ talent.

Launched in 1994 as a one-time charity dance event on the sands of beautiful South Beach, Winter Party Festival has evolved into a week-long series of events benefiting the LGBT community nationally and locally.  Winter Party takes place in Spring.  To learn more about Winter Party, visit

So there you have it, three more events to add to your pride calendar!  Interested in getting closer to the celebrations with a permanent or vacation home in Fort Lauderdale?  Give us a call!  The Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale real estate group is proud to be the premier choice for helping clients in our LGBT community find their perfect home.

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