Pride Fort Lauderdale 2019 Pride Fort Lauderdale 2019
Pride Fort Lauderdale 2019 Pride Fort Lauderdale 2019
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Celebrate the very first Pride of the Americas!

Everyone. Under the sun.

POTA Everyone

Two continents. 35 countries. Five languages. One love. Join us as we celebrate LGBT+ advocacy at the first-ever Pride of the Americas.

An estimated 350,000 attendees will hit the beach next spring to bring global attention to the inequalities LGBT+ communities face in Latin America and the Caribbean.  In partnership with Pride Fort Lauderdale, events will include an arts festival, business expo and a human rights conference, plus daily sunset concerts, a beach party and parade and other social activities at various venues around Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Make your plans for April 21-26, 2020

POTA Plans

Six days of events will begin with Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, April 21  in downtown Fort Lauderdale and culminate on Sunday, April 26 with an epic beach festival and fireworks display.


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Diversity and Inclusion Reign Supreme

POTA Diversity

Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to hundreds of gay-owned and operated businesses, along with one of the largest concentrations of LGBT+  households in the country. We’re home to one of the largest Pride Centers in the country, the world's first AIDS museum, the global headquarters of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association and the Stonewall Museum, one of the only permanent spaces in the U.S. devoted to exhibitions relating to LGBT+ history and culture.

Global Advocacy

POTA Global

This is an open embrace that extends far beyond the LGBT+ community. More than 58 percent of the local population are minorities and 32 percent were born in more than 100 countries. Approximately 79 percent of foreign-born residents are from Latin America, including large communities of immigrants from Cuba, Brazil and Colombia. With this melting pot of cultures, Broward County is the second most diverse county in the United States.

EVENTS

POTA Events

Tuesday, April 21: 
Opening Ceremonies
Business of the Americas Conference

Tuesday, April 21 - Friday, April 24
Daily Sunset Concerts

Tuesday, April 21 - Sunday, April 26
LGBT+  Arts Festival

Wednesday, April 22
LGBT+ Travel Industry Symposium

Thursday, April 23
LGBT+ Health & Wellness Conference
Runway Fashion Show

Thursday, April 23 - Sunday, April 26
Sanctioned Dance Parties and Social Events

Friday, April 24
Night on the Drive

Saturday, April 25
Pride of the Americas Beach Party
Drag Brunch and Tea Dances

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CONSERVATION PROGRAMS IN PLACE

POTA Conservation

Greater Fort Lauderdale is committed to hosting this event with minimal environmental impact. Energy and water conservation, along with waste recycling programs will be enacted throughout. Additionally, there are many efforts underway to safeguard the sea turtle population that will be nesting on our beaches during this time, including beach clean ups, securing of nesting sites and reduced artificial lighting near the shoreline.

Nearly 90 percent of turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs in Florida, with a large concentration occurring on the beaches of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Pride of the Americas 2020 has adopted the sea turtle as a fitting and informal mascot, commemorating this momentous occasion with one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures.

While in town, you will have opportunities to explore our unique ecosystems and participate in wildlife and nature conservation programs on the beach and in the Everglades.

 

Sponsors:

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