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WDW hosting largest LGBTQ+ conference in the world in September 2023 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

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mkt

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The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is scheduled to host what has been billed as the "largest LGBTQ+ conference in the world" later this year. Out & Equal, a group that campaigns for gay, lesbian and transgender rights in the workplace, is due to hold its 2023 workplace summit at the resort, from September 11-14.

According to Out & Equal's website, around 5,000 people are expected to attend its workplace summit in September, which it describes as "the preferred place to network and share strategies that create inclusive workplaces, where everyone belongs and where LGBTQ+ employees can be out and thrive."

Out & Equal lists the Walt Disney Company as a top-tier "titanium" supporter, along with other major brands including Apple, Uber and Bank of America.

Other companies listed as supporters at lower tiers include Mcdonald's, IBM, Walmart, Google and Visa. Government bodies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of State, are also included in the list with the Miami Herald reporting they will have booths at the conference.

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MisterPenguin

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I’m surprised it’s only about 5000 ppl. Not knocking it, just genuine surprise.

Edit: seems like it could legitimately be huge
 

MisterPenguin

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I’m surprised it’s only about 5000 ppl. Not knocking it, just genuine surprise.

Edit: seems like it could legitimately be huge
It's mainly for corporate, GOs, and NGOs to promote LGBT+ workplace equality and diversity. It's not a convention for all LGBT+ people.

One's Q-card isn't enough to attend. That's for our regular monthly meetings.
 

mkt

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Great, that’s when we go. We picked September for the low crowds! 🙄 The next announcement will be its at The Dolphin where we‘re staying.
Only 5000, and it's for a business conference. It won't be that bad.
 

BuddyThomas

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Great, that’s when we go. We picked September for the low crowds! 🙄 The next announcement will be its at The Dolphin where we‘re staying.
As someone previously stated, at present, it is only expected to be about 5,000 people, and it is a conference, meaning that people will be busy in multiple conferences, etc. - so this is really no big deal as far as a crowd impact, I would think.
 
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