Motorcycle riders decked out in rainbow colors participate in the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors. Progressive Fort Lauderdale has been proudly celebrating and courting the LGBTQ community for decades, recently incorporating transgender models into its mainstream tourism ads. The diverse and cosmopolitan city benefits from what Rep. Fort Lauderdale, the county seat of Broward County, was one of the first to legalize protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and its school district was among the first to support LGBTQ History Month in October.
Fort Lauderdale gay beaches: The Gay American Paradise!
We always love coming here, particularly as it's a day destination. There's always something happening and you're almost always guaranteed gorgeous sunny weather. This is our detailed gay guide to Fort Lauderdale featuring highlights from the gay scene of Wilton Manors, the best gay beaches, events and gay hotels to stay. One of the best ways to discover the gay scene of Fort Lauderdale is with a local gay guide. We did the gay party time in south Florida tour and cannot recommend it highly enough! Our guide was Pedro, who took also showed us the local gay beaches and went with us on a kayaking trip.
Only a couple of hotels have direct access to the Fort Lauderdale beach although many have ocean views across the A1A beach road. Accommodations cost more on this strip, which includes the gay Sebastian Beach, but neighboring beaches like Lauderdale-by-the-Sea have less expensive digs. Some hotels offer special packages if you're sailing from the cruise port. The trendy W Hotel features minimalistic rooms in two towers and panoramic views from its glass-bottomed, rooftop pool that includes terrace, cabanas and fire
A popular gay and lesbian destination. Beaches, bars, nightclubs, and history. More than gay-owned establishments. Voted one of the Top Gay Destinations year after year, visitors to Gay Fort Lauderdale come back time and time again to enjoy gay friendly accommodations and tropical experiences. Just north of Downtown and only a few miles from the beach, Wilton Manors is home to the majority of bars , inns , restaurants and businesses geared towards the LGBTQ community.