Pride Fort Lauderdale is the oldest Pride celebration in the state of Florida, born in 1977 from protests following a successful public referendum to overturn a landmark Miami-Dade County gay rights ordinance. Over the years, Pride South Florida, now known as Pride Fort Lauderdale, has taken many different forms from protests and parades

Pride Fort Lauderdale is a 2-day festival on beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach with over 150 vendors, 3-stages, A-List talent and 125,000 LGBTQ+ attendees. 

Welcoming 1.5 million LGBTQ+ visitors annually spending $1.5 billion, Greater Fort Lauderdale is well-suited to host Pride Fort Lauderdale. With hundreds of gay-owned and operated businesses and the highest concentration of same-sex couple households in the country, the destination is one of the most diverse and welcoming in the world. 

Greater Fort Lauderdale is the LGBTQ+ capital of Florida and 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 (IGLTA) and the Stonewall Museum, one of the only permanent spaces in the U.S. devoted to exhibitions relating to LGBTQ+ history and culture. The LGBTQ+ Visitor Center is co-located with the Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the heart of Wilton Manors.