Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Wilton Manors has been named the worldwide “Gayborhood of the Year” by ManAboutWorld Editors’ Choice Awards. The destination was also recently cited to be the city with the highest concentration of same gender couple households by the U.S. Census edging out traditional frontrunner San Francisco. Wilton Manors continues to evolve & features the largest Pride Center & will soon open the World Aids Museum & Educational Center the only museum dedicated to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Greater Fort Lauderdale has long been a destination of choice for LGBT travelers with hundreds of gay-owned & operated businesses & one of the country’s most diverse gay capitals. Richard Gray, managing director for the LGBT market at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau stated, “With approximately 1.2 million LGBT travelers spending $1.4 billion a year, we continue to roll out the rainbow carpet & spread the word throughout the world with a concerted marketing campaign that we are out & proudly welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender travelers, events, meetings, businesses & conferences.” Gay-friendly Wilton Manors businesses include; GayMart, New Moon, Sidelines, 13 Even, Naked Grape Wine & Tapas, To the Moon Marketplace, Java Boys, Humpy’s Pizza & Cupcakes, Alibi, The Village Pub, Rosie’s Bar & Grill, Galanga Thai Kitchen, Rumors Bar & Grill & Tee Jay Thai Sushi to name a few.
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