Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been courting gay and lesbian travelers for nearly two decades, an effort that most recently included a marriage-equality wedding promotion.This year the city became one of the country’s first destinations to market to transgender travelers, with a new tourism campaign, and for the first time will host the Southern Comfort Conference, the largest transgender conference in the country, with about 1,000 attendees. (It begins Sept. 29.)
Much of the credit goes to Richard Gray, who arrived in Fort Lauderdale in 1991 as a hotelier and now serves as managing director of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market. Gray, 57, also serves on the board of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association.
Use the source link below to see the edited excerpts from an interview with Gray.